If you were reading the mainstream media, you would have missed this.
A Nazi-sympathizer and white supremacist, distraught over the election of Barack Obama, purchased ‘depleted uranium’ over the ‘net (!?).
According to the dispatch from ‘Raw Story’, trust-fund millionaire James Cummings had the resources to construct a ‘dirty bomb’ and had been in contact with white supremacist organizations:
“According to an FBI field intelligence report from the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center posted online by WikiLeaks, an organization that posts leaked documents, an investigation into the case revealed that radioactive materials were removed from Cummings’ home after his shooting death on Dec. 9,” reported the Bangor Daily News.
“Amber (Cummings) indicated James was very upset with Barack Obama being elected President,” reported the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center (PDF link). “She indicated James had been in contact with ‘white supremacist group(s).’ Amber also indicated James mixed chemicals in the kitchen sink at their residence and had mentioned ‘dirty bombs.’”
“Also found was literature on how to build ‘dirty bombs’ and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials,” said theBangor Daily. “The FBI report also stated there was evidence linking James Cummings to white supremacist groups. This would seem to confirm observations by local tradesmen who worked at the Cummings home that he was an ardent admirer of Adolf Hitler and had a collection of Nazi memorabilia around the house, including a prominently displayed flag with swastika. Cummings claimed to have pieces of Hitler’s personal silverware and place settings, painter Mike Robbins said a few days after the shooting.”
He was killed by his wife before he could do further damage. In December.
Will some of the media apologists who occasionally visit this site please explain to El Somnambulo why this story has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media, both print and electronic? Are white supremacists building ‘dirty bombs’ with the possible intent to kill the President not newsworthy? Is this such a commonplace occurrence that it is considered ‘dog-bites-man’? Would the media apply the same standard to, say ‘the shoe bomber’, anyone with an Islamic surname, or to a left-wing whacko engaged in this kind of behavior?
Simply put, can someone with any understanding of journalism please explain why this story has been ignored everywhere except in the local Bangor paper?
Is anybody with a functioning brain awake at editors’ desks across the country? Or has editing been contracted out to Swedish chimps as a cost-saving measure?