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Denver Post editor explains deletion of ‘socialist’ from shooter’s profile

http://twitter.com/#!/LAColacioppo/status/412016907827441664

Ace over at Ace of Spades HQ alerts us to an interesting development from the Denver Post. As Twitchy noted, the newspaper quietly edited its profile of Arapahoe school shooter Karl Pierson, changing a student’s description of Pierson as “a very opinionated Socialist” to simply “very opinionated.”

Lee Ann Colacioppo, senior news editor at the Denver Post, on Saturday explained why the paper changed its story.

http://twitter.com/#!/LAColacioppo/status/411942295466823680
http://twitter.com/#!/LAColacioppo/status/411942447824900096

A label the student didn’t understand? Elsewhere in the article, a classmate describes Pierson as a “good political thinker.” His classmates must have know something about his politics.

http://twitter.com/#!/Whatwesettlefor/status/411945307274891266
http://twitter.com/#!/Whatwesettlefor/status/411946497563844608
http://twitter.com/#!/Whatwesettlefor/status/411947996725534720
http://twitter.com/#!/Whatwesettlefor/status/411950235527544832
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/411978193629753344
http://twitter.com/#!/TorchOWyatt/status/411980867679313920
http://twitter.com/#!/TorchOWyatt/status/411981572284616704
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/411984937483374592
http://twitter.com/#!/Profnickd/status/411992928391688193
http://twitter.com/#!/VerminMcCann/status/412011928626552833

Yes, be careful about throwing around words like “journalist.”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/14/denver-post-editor-explains-deletion-of-socialist-from-arapahoe-shooter-profile/

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