The facts about the CO high school shooting the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know

On Friday, 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson shot one student before killing himself at Arapahoe High School in suburban Denver. The media coverage of this incident has been unusual at best. Very little has been uncovered about the shooter other than the fact that he had been asked to leave the debate team and was targeting the teacher who ran the club.

As it turns out, Pierson had leftist views, and many of his classmates have described him as socialist (even if the Denver Post edited that tidbit out of its profile). The whole ordeal lasted just 80 seconds – not simply because Pierson took his own life, but because he was met by an armed guard at the school. Finally, the young man was not armed with so-called ‘assault weapons’. Instead, he reportedly carried two molotov cocktails and a shotgun. You may remember Vice President Joe Biden encouraging Americans to invest in a shotgun because it’s all you really need to defend yourself.

So why is the mainstream media not reporting any of this information? The answer is simple: It doesn’t fit the narrative. On Monday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn presented little-reported facts about the gunman and his motives that you probably haven’t heard from many other news sources.

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  • John Scott

    I think we have a increasing desire to settle our differences or our disagreements with other people by using violence. The entitlement that I am right and you are wrong may come from early upbringing that their is no parental discipline or early childhood discipline anymore. For this boy to go out and buy a shotgun for a simply school disagreement and teacher discipline is disturbing.

  • Anonymous

    Oh the media. Not uprising, always frustrating.

  • John Scott

    Sad when news media focuses only on stories that fit their agenda. You know if this shooter had any hint of being a conservative or his family the media would have dug much deeper.

  • Anonymous

    So true. The family dog could be a conservative and they would still contribute that as a factor to the kid’s actions.

  • Anonymous

    Of course these students know what Socialism is, its what they have been taught since Kindergarten in public schools.

  • Anonymous

    There is way more to it than that. This kid had multiple psychological disorders to plan, execute, and know he would kill himself if confronted. There is a percentage of people in our society that are hardwired to have no conscience, sympathy, or empathy. You are born with these characteristics and it cannot be taught. They either have it or they do not.

  • W. Kuykendall

    Glenn, I have the utmost respect for you and your enthusiasm, your effort to maintain exemplary professionalism and everything else but have you given Ms. Smallstorm’s video on Sandy Hook a second thought after blasting the conspiracy theorists about it back in January or February? There is nothing that the government and TPTB behind it won’t try to maintain and progress their control over us all. All of your work points to this one fact.

  • T funk

    While were on Mr Beck, do you think he even knows who Mike Zullo is? Try the truth and talk to Mike Zullo.

  • Bonnie Somer

    THEN I GUESS IT IS US, WE THE PEOPLE, WHO MUST DO THE JOB NO ONE ELSE IS DOING ……………………TO GET OUT THE MSG AND MAKE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE POWER TO RETURN THIS NATION TO THE NATION AMERICA IS NOT WHAT OBAMA AND THE MARXIST SOCIALIST PROGRESSIVES WANT NO SIR NO WAY IN HELL

  • Linda Smith

    This is what’s wrong with this country. Everyone who goes out and kills someone has as psychological disorder. I do not think peoplee born with no conscience, that is a learned trait.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    To disagree with the left I think he had a great understanding of socialist because he did what most socialist do when people refuse to give them the time of day for their beliefs shoot everyone they disagree with. I mean Hitler is a great example of socialist murderous rampages and I think that is where this trouble teen line of thinking was. Sure their are a few peaceful socialist but 9 times out of 10 this is how socialism ends things. He should of listen to this song before going all crazy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKrmRU97im0

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t hear anything about mental disabilities with this student. If there were then I could agree with you that he couldn’t feel the weight of his actions. But that just doesn’t seem to be the case here. Growing up playing games and watching movies that glorify death and killing numbs the very emotions you stated. To me this is more a combination of bad parenting (allowing the kid to be exposed to violent media), and a deep problem in society. Combine that with the “my way or the highway” mentality of almost every level of government (dept. of edu. included) and its no wonder that people feel it more acceptable to take disagreements to an extreme level.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleper (rat folk calgary)

    Liberals tend to shoot themself, either by accident or on purpose. Sad that they have to take someone with them though.

  • Dani

    Teaching about all political parties is a normal part of school curriculum. What is unnecessary is watching both conservatives and liberals try to take a tragedy and blame it on either conservative or liberal values. Somehow, I seriously doubt this kid thought, “Hey! I’m going to do the most LIBERAL thing EVER!! I’m going to go shoot my classmates – with a shotgun – because that’s what Joe Biden said!” Give me a break. Quit the blame game. The kid was disturbed, as have been most of the school shooters. Why hasn’t this sparked media talk on the lack of mental health resources in this country, through both major political parties?

  • Dani

    Do you even understand what Marxism/Socialism are? Last I checked, there were liberals in this country before the current PotUS was inaugurated. It’s not a new concept.

  • Dani

    So… he went from being a troubled teen to being a mini-Hitler? That’s quite a leap. I’m not sure you understand socialism. There are many “socialist” countries in this world that survive without “murderous rampages”.

  • Dani

    I’m fairly certain that there hasn’t been extensive research done into liberal suicides versus conservative suicides. Just FYI.

  • Dani

    Isn’t that exactly what this story is doing? Or is it different because it’s from the other side?

  • Dani

    I completely agree with you. Entitlement is a major issue. There is a serious lack of discipline in the younger generations, and excuses are often given for atrocious behavior. This has nothing to do with his burgeoning political views, or those of his parents.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    What four at the most out of how many times it was tried?

  • Dani

    http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/socialist-vs-capitalist-a/330526

    It may not be a perfect political model – but there isn’t one that exists today, except in theory. However, comparing a disturbed teenager to Hitler, and saying that “most socialists do when people refuse to give them the time of day for their beliefs shoot everyone they disagree with…” is so very narrow minded. It bothers me that people are more hung up on what his POSSIBLE political affiliation was (and really, who has a clue at that age?) rather than the fact that this is an astounding tragedy.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I just acting like the left does every time these things happen. I personally don’t believe it was Socialism that sent him over but his mental health. You can get crazies on both sides of aisle who want to kill people for the fun of it after all.

  • Dani

    See – “I just acting like the left does every time these things happen.” I just did a google search – cursory, general – looking for liberal responses to the shooting. You know what I found? Nothing. What DID come up is this:

    http://inagist.com/all/412676823009337344/

    http://www.topix.com/radio/rush-limbaugh

    http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/Coulter-assassins-liberals-Colorado/2013/12/17/id/542234

    All liberals are assassins. Liberalism is a mental illness that has caused all school shootings.

    This is beyond sad.

    You are correct that there are crazies on both sides – but what I am seeing in the news is that grown men and women are using the deaths of children who may, or may not, have been mentally ill as their own personal political platform and agenda. Get something else. Use something else. I’m sure it’s a great comfort to the parents of these kids to see how conservative media thinks that they contracted “liberalism” like a disease, and that their horrible story is being used as fodder for a new generation of political sycophants.

  • Sea Rock

    … I’m always reminded when I read about these “shootings” …

    The Weapon by Frederic Brown (1906 – 1972)

    The room was quiet in the dimness of early evening. Dr. James Graham, key scientist of a very important project, sat in his favorite chair, thinking. It was so still that he could hear the turning of pages in the next room as his son leafed through a picture book.

    Often Graham did his best work, his most creative thinking, under these circumstances, sitting alone in an unlighted room in his own apartment after the day’s regular work. But tonight his mind would not work constructively. Mostly he thought about his mentally arrested son–his only son–in the next room. The thoughts were loving thoughts, not the bitter anguish he had felt years ago when he had first learned of the boy’s condition. The boy was happy; wasn’t that the main thing? And to how many men is given a child who will always be a child, who will not grow up to leave him? Certainly that was rationalization, but what is wrong with rationalization when– The doorbell rang …

    As posted at: http://able2know.org/topic/2392-1

    http://writenowisgood.wordpress.com/the-weapon-questions/

  • Deborah Woolley

    EXCELLENT!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Well who to say I agree with them? I am just stating the facts from the Boston Bomber to the Sandy hook shooter the left tried to blame us for it. Maybe they see it as payback and don’t act like your side don’t do it.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to the LLIEberals for shutting down the mental hospitals & dumping the crazies on the streets for the last 40+ years! Plus the LIEberals have made it almost impossable to commit the loons aka Adam Lanza whos mother was trying to have him put in the loonie bin but couldnt.

  • Anthony Coronado

    People are fucked up Because parents dont know how to be parents anymore. Humanity has lost its touch. To many gray areas when It comes down to right and wrong. Sad but true. And we are the only ones to blame.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Michael Savage was right when he wrote “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder”. Narcissism, a prominent feature of the progressive psyche is an unshakeable conviction that the axis of reality is the Self . From here all questions are answered self-referentially: “that may be true for you, but MY truth is different, and just as valid as yours [or more so], because I think it.”

    Disagree with a progressive, and you are dismissed as boorish, moronic, or corrupt. The immoral and anti-intellectual pallete that they draw from in portrayal of their opponents is, in itself, declarative of this fact. Conflate this unmistakeable indicator with the tendency to outright fabricate or swear to any falsehood or calumny, stand to any oath “with their fingers crossed behind their backs”, and it becomes clear that to grant someone with this mental disorder access to public office is utterly contrary to reason, and can only result in trespasses upon the Constitution and the People who gave it force of law.

    Notice how progressives seem so sanguine of their ‘personal truths’ that they boldly move to impose them upon others, “conscience be damned”, “individual rights be damned”, “Constitution be damned”, while at the same time arrogantly demanding that their supposed rights [which stand NOT upon equality before the Creator, but upon the force of majority rule over the few] – a right to confiscate and redistribute property, a right to silence the voice of opposition or protest, the right to choose which laws they obey or enforce, all subjectively judged and executed according to the self-referential axis of narcissistic self-esteem.

    This young man, who felt that others deserved to suffer for his anger and wounded feelings, was first and last, a progressive. Whether “Green”, Socialist, Communist, Communitarian, or Anarchist, the common thread that binds all in one wicked and cancerous bundle is the monolithic conviction that others must be led, by choice or force, to implement or bend to their – dare I say, Divine? – will.

    Or suffer the consequences.

  • Anonymous

    But, Mr. Ben Franklin, these children never lived through the nightmare of communism. Ask people who lived in countries occupied by communist leaders. Those are the people who should speak up. Unfortunately, if you have no one who will listen and understand it does not do much good. These brain washed “academics” and other followers are just living a pipe-dream, helping them see the light is for naught.

  • Anonymous

    OUCH! Show us one socalist or communist country which has not been purged of millions until those left had to do what they were told to live. Maybe if you read about North Korea you might understand what real socialism is.

  • Anonymous

    I’m actually surprised that the main media didn’t label him a posible tea partier from the very begining. Maybe it’s because they knew that the other students called him a socialist.

  • Anonymous

    So tired of this conversation. Everyone is entitled to their political beliefs. .regardless of how misguided we think they are. Who cares ? Liberal , conservative. .you don’t go shooting up a school. .unless you are hardwired wrong. THAT is the problem. Worrying about media portrayals just a distraction. Politics are not the problem nor are guns the problem. Need to figure out how to stop these whack jobs

  • Anonymous

    Not quite. The focus of this story is to inquire why the media is seemingly trying to cover up the term “socialist”. My apologies for diverging slightly from the principal topic. My last comment was merely a lamentation.

    As for the “digging” thing you are speaking of, all sides do it. It’s never desirable in any circumstance. You see, this “digging” thing is merely a thing that people do. This trait does not subscribe exclusively to any one “side”. So I chose a side based NOT on what people have a bad habit of doing, but rather my decision is based on certain ideals. Otherwise it would be impossible to pick a side. Because no side can guarantee that it’s participants will behave in a desirable manner. I hope this makes sense.

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t agree more. .well said.

  • fire lion

    Hitler a socialist? lolololololololol Jesus would be primaried by the teaparty

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    but no media will bring this up to big bad joe biden

  • Elliott Johnson

    I’m fairly certain that there /has/ been excessive sarcasm in this guy’s post. Just sayin’.

    Or, maybe not sarcasm, just humor.

  • Elliott Johnson

    Fact is, these mental diseases /do/ exist, but I’ve seen nothing about this guy in particular having them.

  • Anonymous

    If these people want to kill themselves, why don’t they go ahead and do it? Why do they have to kill innocent people with them. Unfortunately, these young people are taught in kindergarten and it progressively gets more intense, though out school. They are totally transformed when they graduate from school. Not caring about anything – lifeless.

  • Anonymous

    Very well said, I wish I could have said it so eloquently.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Hitler’s party is called National SOCIALIST German Workers’ Party and their are many times Hitler himself called himself a Socialist.
    “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.” Adolf Hitler Gee he sounds like you liberals.

    From one of Jesus’ early followers.
    2 Thessalonians 3:10-15 Don’t you remember the rule we had when we lived with you? “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.” And now we’re getting reports that a bunch of lazy good-for-nothings are taking advantage of you. This must not be tolerated. We command them to get to work immediately—no excuses, no arguments—and earn their own keep. Friends, don’t slack off in doing your duty.

    If anyone refuses to obey our clear command written in this letter, don’t let him get by with it. Point out such a person and refuse to subsidize his freeloading. Maybe then he’ll think twice. But don’t treat him as an enemy. Sit him down and talk about the problem as someone who cares.

    Oh look at the Paul the writer of most of the new testament handed pick by Jesus after he left. For the record he came back from haven to pick this one guy to speak on his behalf. I guess Paul did not get the memo that they were all socialist because not working for a living is a socialist type of thing. You know giving money to the lazy like yourself off the backs of the hard workers but you keep believing the lie that Jesus would want anything to do with the same system Hitler so loved.

  • Marian

    Well, that certainly explains why this “school shooting” is being swept under the rug. Except that EVERY school shooter (plus the Aurora shooter and the hamas pos who shot up Fort Hood) were ALL liberals.

  • Dani

    Actually, true liberals WANT there to be mental health institutions like there were in the past. Typically they want them to be at least partially funded by the government like they were in the past. O.o

  • Anonymous

    Yeah and the guy who killed the TSA agent was an anti-government right wing nut. And have we forgotten Mr. McVeigh. There are nuts all over!

  • Anonymous

    The Denver Post has defended its actions, editing a direct quote without having indicated that it was changed, based on their contention that the students at the school have no idea what a socialist is. They were, in fact, quoting the contention of the young man, who often stated that he was either a socialist or a communist on any number of occasions, including wearing shirts with U.S.S.R. and the communist hammer and sickle.

    This is the lamest excuse for revisionism by a major newspaper that I’ve heard yet. If the young man had claimed repeatedly that he was a right winger, do any of us believe for one second that the paper would have edited out the comment on the basis that the students couldn’t possibly understand what the term meant? Of course not.

    This is simply one more example of liberal ideology trumping morality and honesty. When the very basis for your beliefs begins, first and foremost, with “the end justifies the means,” there is simply no limit or checks on the types of behavior that will be engaged in by the purveyors of those beliefs. In fact, there IS no such thing as lying, dishonesty, revisionism, honesty or morality; there is only “the cause”, and in pursuit of the ends of “the cause”, nothing is off limits.

  • Anonymous

    Very well said.

  • http://blaze.com/ mathchopper

    An armed guard at the school to stop the killing. Oh-h-h my-y-y. That is plenty enough of mental discrepancy to cause Piers Morgan to excrement in his panties in front of everybody.

  • Evelyn G. Johnson

    Most,but those who are in the masters hands no one will pluck them from it.I now believe Glenn u have been blessed with all u do,for a far greater cause, my trust level was damaged as a child so it takes awhile to prove to me. all that u have said tonight is a great blessing to all who has the ears to hear n eyes to see. i know God has given me the understanding to have figured this out to a while back, i have been telling people the same. it takes a man to stand up like that great courage against this evil. i salute u Glenn Beck

  • soybomb315

    “The facts about the CO high school shooting the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know”

    Haha – indeed. Isnt it funny that media always tries to hide facts and accomplish their agenda? In 2011/2012 the story could have read:

    “The facts about Ron Paul that Glenn Beck doesnt want you to know”

    Yeah, Ron Paul is just a kook isolationist who is dangerous for Israel – good job Beck

  • soybomb315

    “The facts about the CO high school shooting the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know”

    Haha – indeed. Isnt it funny that media always tries to hide facts and accomplish their agenda? In 2011/2012 the story could have read:

    “The facts about Ron Paul that Glenn Beck doesnt want you to know”

    Yeah, Ron Paul is just a kook isolationist who is dangerous for Israel – good job Beck

  • T funk

    They may be like the frog,slowly boiled without noticing.

  • B T

    Really, Glenn Beck…..really……..