In a pervious story posted here at ChicoBrisbane.Com, we pointed out how the actions and ideologies of some right-wing extremist are becomming easy to trace right back to Glenn Beck and his own extreme political rhetoric. Now in the matter of "The Oakland Shooter" case, a simple data search is connecting the dots between the shooter Byron Williams, Glenn Beck, and The Tides Foundation.
After an 8 minute gun battle between Williams and California Highway Patrol Offices, a CHP sergeant said:
"There is no doubt in our mind, given the body armor and the extensive amount of ammunition he had, that he was on his way to do a very serious crime against either someone or a group of people"
And sure enough, during an interrogation with investigators, Williams admitted that he was in fact on his way to start a revolution by traveling to San Francisco and killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation. Now Mr.Williams either opened up the phone book and selected the Tides Foundation as a target knowing nothing about them, or his introduction and hatred for the Tides Foundation developed from some other source.
This is where data mining sources like Google and Lexus-Nexus can provide you with the digital DNA to conclusively connect the dots. Task #1 - Drill down the data for keyword "Tides Foundation" to see where it shows up other then the God Damn phonebook.
Searching - Searching - Searching - Searching - Searching - DING!
Okay, so searching back to January 19, 2009, the Tides Foundation was mentioned on Fox News 31 times. Twice on Sean Hannity's Show and 29 times on Glenn Beck's Show. During that same time frame, the Tides Foundation was mentioned on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC and PBS a grand total of 0 times. Yes that is a zero and not a capital O.
Thankfully the CHP Officers shot his ass before he could carryout Glenn Becks subliminal messaging . This is exactly how Bill O'Reilly's constant ranting about Dr. George Tiller finally lead to some whacky Fox News viewer, picking up a gun, and going to Dr. Tillers church and shooting him dead right there in front of God and everyone. Literally! -