Accuracy in Media

The liberals were quick to blame conservative Christians, Republicans, and others on the right for the carnage in the Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. It turns out the killer was a paranoid pothead who probably moved to Colorado because it offered him plenty of legal weed. The murders were just the latest example of President Obama’s pro-pot policies causing “active shooter” cases in which innocent people get maimed and killed.

While “progressives” hope to capitalize on the killings by stopping investigations into Planned Parenthood, the case of Robert Lewis Dear has backfired on them in more ways than one. Dear, who looks stoned out of his mind in his mugshot, looks like another case of a cold-blooded killer whose actions may be attributed to his heavy use of a substance that many progressives deem harmless and safe.

It’s time for the major media to quit making jokes about marijuana and instead examine its harmful and deadly effects.

Accuracy in Media has been virtually alone over the last several years in uncovering and publicizing evidence of a marijuana connection to several high-profile acts of crime and terrorism, including the Boston Marathon bombings. Our column, “Can Marijuana Fuel Jihad?,” looked at how the Russian terrorists in Boston were members of a marijuana smuggling ring.

While President Obama blames easy access to guns for these acts of madness and death, it appears that easy access to high-potency marijuana is really to blame in the Colorado case. Marijuana is legal in Colorado, which passed a marijuana legalization measure on the state level in 2012, thanks to “progressive” groups funded by pro-drug billionaire George Soros.

Under Obama, a heavy marijuana user in his youth, the Justice Department has refused to enforce federal laws and treaties against the use and cultivation of marijuana. So the Colorado legalization “experiment” has continued.

Hence, Obama’s pro-pot policies may have cost the lives of those in the Planned Parenthood clinic. No wonder Obama wants to blame guns.

Obama was a member of the Choom Gang, a group of heavy marijuana users. Speculation has mounted that Robert Lewis Dear was on “Obama choom,” as it’s known on the street, or “speed weed,” a high potency form of marijuana perhaps mixed with other drugs.

Soros-funded groups like the Drug Policy Alliance proudly point to tax revenue generated by legal pot sales in Colorado, while ignoring the toll the drug has taken on the mental health of young people and the rising number of marijuana-induced violent episodes.

In 2014, a college student jumped to his death in Colorado after ingesting pot, while a Denver man, Richard Kirk, killed his wife with a gunshot to her head after using marijuana. Kirk is blaming the marijuana for his “delirium and psychotic-like symptoms.”

In a more recent Colorado case, a mentally-disturbed man, Noah Harpham, killed three people during a series of random killings on the streets of Colorado Springs on October 31. He was in the habit of smoking pot for breakfast, according to his mother. In a video, he had accused his father of belonging to a religious cult.

Anti-drug activist Dee Rathbone told Accuracy in Media, “News that this Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter, Robert Lewis Dear, was a marijuana freak just adds to the many other documented cases where the mass shooter was a confirmed pot user. The government officials won’t do a hair drug test on the mass shooters to show what they had been using—nor will the media call for it to be done—for fear it might confirm the involvement of high-test violence-inducing pot and jeopardize their sacred cow of marijuana.”

Dear had a 5-acre lot near the sparsely populated mountain town of Hartsel, “where a few of his neighbors grow marijuana and boast solitary lifestyles,” noted The Denver Post.

In addition to his need for pot, The New York Times reported that Dear posted an online personal ad seeking women in North Carolina interested in bondage and sadomasochistic sex, and sought companions in the Asheville, North Carolina area “with whom he could smoke marijuana.” That was before he moved to Colorado.

Dear was also a visitor to a marijuana website, Cannabis.com, where he offered his views about AIDS, hurricanes, and the religious “end times”—views that reflect the rantings of a paranoid mind heavily influenced by marijuana.

Dr. Christine Miller tells Accuracy in Media, “The scientific literature is clear on the connection between marijuana and violence, from the large review by Seena Fazel and colleagues in 2009 showing the effect of any recreational drug, including marijuana, to increase violent tendencies in those who are already psychotic, to the growing data on marijuana increasing the risk of interpersonal violence in those who are otherwise normal to begin with.”

Miller is a semi-retired molecular neuroscientist living in Maryland who volunteers her time for Project SAM (www.learnaboutSAM.org) by educating the public about the science on marijuana’s mental health impacts.

Although the popular media misconception is that marijuana causes people to “mellow” and become harmless and lazy, Miller said evidence shows that it can “trigger psychotic thinking,” including the belief that one is being surrounded or confronted by hostile people. “A case in point was the defendant in the American Sniper trial, pot-smoking Eddie Routh, who perceived that Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield were hostile towards him, and thinking they meant to do him harm, he shot them first,” Miller said.

She urged federal and local authorities to do more to examine the influence of marijuana in acts of violence.

“With so very many news reports of random killings where the motive is totally unclear, and where the killer was a heavy marijuana user, the time has come for our Federal Bureau of Investigation to develop a profile on this type of crime and to release their findings to the public,” she said. “In a sense I think they are missing in action, AWOL if you will, at a time that is crucial to the development of an informed public on this topic. I realize that they are charged with fighting terror on many fronts, but they should recognize this type of crime brings its own special kind of terror, even more random and less predictable that that perpetrated by those with extremist ideologies.”

Dee Rathbone said that “spineless government officials don’t want to know” about the marijuana link to mass murder “because then they would have to listen to us endangered citizens and do something to stop the pro-pot legalization madness sweeping the nation today.”

He added, “It’s the law that they test all alcohol-related driving tragedies for presence of alcohol.  Therefore, under that precedent we should demand enactment of a federal law to require hair drug testing of all violent offenders to evaluate their level of intoxication and the specific intoxicant used. Without such definitive high technology hair drug testing, government officials and mainstream media can continue to use their feigned ignorance and blame the usual suspects.”



Comments

  • chris

    Keep making these excuses in the media all you want government nobody is dumb enough to believe this anymore

  • Anthony

    Well this article is just rediculous. Hahaha. Smh. Oh how skewed the perceptions are out in the world. Just do some research, people. Do not just expose yourself to liberal or conservative outlets. Please recognize and examine the use of language in media and know there is always a framing to prove a point.

  • Perry

    How over-the-top can an article get? I’ve seen some stretches to blame marijuana for stuff, but this one does the splits.

    The only paranoia associated with cannabis is the fear of being caught. Outside of that, it does not cause paranoia. You’re thinking of a strung out junkie from heroin, meth, crack, or prescription drugs.

    Who is this article intended to convince? Anyone who will succumb I guess.

  • rodb

    Accuracy In Media. This must be the entertainment section.

  • catisout

    Good article Cliff Kincaid but I see from the previous posts that the pot parade is out in full force. How dare you question much less expose the breadth of pot’s mind altering effects. Pot is good for everyone.. A regular course of sedatives administered through the lungs, no danger says the anesthesiologist Some people are mean drunk, freed up by alcohol, but no one can be a mean pot head — irrational and oblivious.

  • Hann Solo

    This is just untrue. I can’t smoke anymore because of the intense anxiety it gave me. It wasn’t just getting caught. I would latch onto any terrible thought, usually awful ways of dying, and follow it until I was so anxious I couldn’t eat for days. I never got the munchies because of this.

    Everyone is different.

    This article is so completely biased you can’t take it seriously. More people are violent when drunk than when stoned. Personally, I am against marijuana and I think most people won’t admit the negative side effects that it has because they are so pro-weed. E.g. weed is psychologically addictive and makes it very easy to do nothing for months or years at a time. I would never tell someone else to stop smoking because it’s their life to lead and I am well aware that there are a multitude of positive things associated with it, but I wish more people were honest about it. Given a choice though, I would rather my neighbor be stoned than drunk.

  • Rationalist

    Oh yes, cannabis is to blame. it’s not the fact that this, potentially, unstable man is free to purchase any gun he wants with minimal impedance from background checks, in which 90% of the population agrees we need more of. Nor is it a deluded interpretation of his religion. It is also impossible that this man has been influenced by the “baby parts” campaign launched by conservative media outlets, in any way. It is definitely a plant that causes most people, who ingest it, to remain on their couch and become hungry. Many people claim to want small government except when it comes to other people’s bodies. This is a sad subject to use in order to push your agenda, Mr. Kincaid.

  • Steven Barrett

    Robert Dear is a cold-blooded killer of three people. So much for his claims to be “prolife.” Ends don’t justify the means. Read about that other self-righteous crusader in American history: John Brown.

  • Bob K

    This is what I thought the case was six days ago, “probably just some dope smoking democrat progressive trying to stir the pot”.
    I know there are other reasons to move to Colorado from NC other than pot, but just looking at the guy was evidence enough to suspect it.

  • AndRebecca

    Thank you for bringing up the fact that another pot head killer did the deed. The perpetrator seems to have been a complete lowlife and loved being a nasty character and loved his weed.

  • AndRebecca

    How do you explain the Ferguson dude and the marathon bombers and all the other suicides and murders where they have tested and found marijuana in their systems? Marijuana is what they all have in common.

  • AndRebecca

    Do you find violent drunks going out and shooting people up on the streets? How come Obama just lately let out a whole bunch criminals with drug convictions, not alcoholics.

  • Perry

    Having marijuana in your system does not show that you are intoxicated. Someone smokes on a Saturday, jumps off a bridge on Monday, and they’ll report that they had marijuana in their system.

    People who do insane stuff like this have a lot more going on than smoking weed… some folks are just messed up to begin with. Marijuana certainly doesn’t cause insanity, or is that next on the crusade? To insinuate that his being a pothead was to blame, or worse, that smoking weed made him deranged, is over-the-top.

    Some folks are just doing everything they can to blame whatever they can on marijuana. But this one does take the cake. But alas, more and more folks are beginning to understand the true story behind all the lies and innuendo.

  • AndRebecca

    The Western world has known about marijuana since the Middle Ages when they fought the Muslims. The word assassin come from assassins or hashshashin (hemp eaters) a band of Muslims in Persia and Asia Minor in the 1100s. They smoked a drug called hashish, which is made from the hemp plant, and killed their enemies while under the influence. They still do the hashish thing and assassinations in the ME today! Argue with reality, if you want, loser.

  • Perry

    In my 30+ years of being exposed to cannabis, yours is the 2nd story I’ve heard of it being so extreme. However, anxiety is not paranoia. Anxiety is highly likely when smoking, especially when new or if you haven’t been educated on what to expect (and especially with edibles). That aside, it certainly isn’t for everyone… nothing is. If you experienced both, then you certainly did the right thing in not consuming anymore.

    Everyone is different – you are correct. There are likely a small percentage of folks who may not be able to handle it. Some folks can’t handle milk, or peanuts, or going outside. I’ve even heard some folks don’t like alcohol 😮 But education is the key here. We have so much politicizing involved in everything, we tend to forget a lot of things can be solved through proper education (and not just in schools).

    Also, in my experience, smoking weed makes lazy people lazy. So can alcohol. I, and many business professionals such as myself, are very productive. It can also depend on the strain. Is it a good excuse for not doing anything for days, weeks, or months on end? You betcha! It’s one of the best excuses because all the propaganda is lined up to support this.

    But I love your ‘personal choice’ basis. That is my number 1 reason for wanting it de-scheduled… I would like an alternative to drinking without the fear of repercussions.

  • Perry

    *loser

  • Perry

    I just did a little research on this, and apparently you favor propaganda. All I’m finding are that these are myths and contrived stories. Even Wikipedia states, “…there is little evidence hashish was used to motivate the assassins, contrary to the beliefs of their medieval enemies”.

  • AndRebecca

    Well, Wikipedia has it wrong. I should have used quotes. My pre-PC encyclopedia says just what I put down above. They could get me for plagiarizing. Obama wants you to smoke dope, so I guess the Wiki people have to follow his orders.

  • AndRebecca

    Stoner.

  • Perry

    Just FYI, I wasn’t calling you a loser, I was *correcting your spelling. I don’t pull Grammar Guard often, but felt it prudent, being I’m the stoner and all.

  • AndRebecca

    Loser is different than loser?

  • Perry

    You edited you reply above which had “Argue with reality, if you want, looser”. I replied to that straight after reading it.

  • AndRebecca

    You must have read it as I wrote it because I corrected it then…Have you ever had a Wu Tang Affiliated rapper moment like the rapper Andre Johnson? Don’t tell me pot isn’t harmful.

  • AndRebecca

    Are you an investor? Got stock in the weed companies?

  • LaTisha Jackson

    well, yes, administered via kay-gee-bee…all these “mass murders” and pot campaign, 9/11, Golf of Mexico BP oil “spill”, Boston, and everything and everyone who is murderous for us, including the 100 inferior (oh, I’m sorry, Democrats…) in Congress, not to mention the chief kay-gee-bee officer, countless spies in CIA, FBI, at every walk of life – comes from that ONE and ONLY Center for the Inferior…Tell everyone you know to listen to Pro Truth Hunters…the TOP of the pyramid…from there one can see it all…unlike from the bottom with it’s overfed, overentertained and purposeless…

  • AndRebecca
  • John

    I believe Cliff Kincaid is a 61 year old boozer from Toledo, Ohio. He’s not a conservative or a libertarian. He believes in more government, more laws and
    the nanny state. At this point in his life, I think his brain is pickled in alcohol.

  • AndRebecca

    You’ve got it. The anti-Christian, anti-American Lefties are at it big time.

  • Why so many lies

    Pot had nothing do to with this just the crazy government first Islam is bad now let it take place of religion in schools in usa hmm can’t believe what you hear but you can believe what news you find on your own real sources that tell the truth not lies to make pot look bad. I dont even smoke pot so that should be a red flag about this crap.

  • Von

    This is just rediculous.

  • CJ MACINTOSH

    It is always funny to me when an article that posts something negative about Marijuana–even ones from research from top Universities–that you STILL will have people dismiss it.

    They will think of EVERYTHING—and make up something that they think in their mind dismisses facts. It is truly unbelievable.

    I have always been someone who respects science, I can identify solid, accurate studies and research. A study is solid through and through and has been backed by multiple centers with a large number of patients and reviewed by peers before publication. You cannot dismiss that as bogus.

    The Internet’s being manipulated by ones who are going to profit Billions of dollars from legalization marijuana !

    If it has medical properties like everybody says , why do we have marijuana dispensaries it needs to in the hands of doctors , pharmacies , hospitals only , because I do believe it does help some small children about 20-30% with seizures from the videos and from what I read from parents with children that are having seizures . And let’s all remember Columbia’s Mo. first police officer were I live was killed by a man high on marijuana, so was American sniper he was also killed by a man high on marijuana! “.

    Marijuana and Mental Health: A number of studies have shown an association between chronic marijuana use and increased rates of anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia with age at first use to be an important risk factor. High doses of marijuana can produce an acute psychotic reaction. And when your experiment with marijuana doesn’t work out why should taxpayers have pay for your medical expenses the rest of your life !

    MYTH: Marijuana is harmless.
    FACT: According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), in 2010 there were over 572,000 marijuana-involved admissions to hospital emergency rooms. The same report inddicated that during the same timeframe, an estimated 11,406 emergency department visits involved a synthetic cannabinoid product, sometimes referred to as “synthetic marijuana” and commonly known by street names such as “Spice” or “K2”.

    MYTH: Marijuana is harmless , he said years ago that he smoked pot daily !
    As for the big lie about MARIJUANA : Medical experts blame the Home Secretary for creating confusion about the risks posed by the drug – leading young people wrongly to believe it is harmless.
    They claim David Blunkett’s decision to reclassify cannabis as a class C drug – putting it on a level with anabolic steroids and prescription painkillers – sent out the wrong message and played down the devastating
    A study more than thirty years in the making found that smoking marijuana permanently lowers intelligence, or IQ. Frequent pot smokers (even those who had given up marijuana) tended to have deficits in memory, concentration, and overall IQ. The reduction in IQ for those who smoked pot heavily prior to age 18 was most pronounced: an average of eight points. An eight point reduction in IQ is enough to have a significant, negative impact upon your life

    As for the big lie about MARIJUANA : Medical experts blame the Home Secretary for creating confusion about the risks posed by the drug – leading young people wrongly to believe it is harmless.
    They claim David Blunkett’s decision to reclassify cannabis as a class C drug – putting it on a level with anabolic steroids and prescription painkillers – sent out the wrong message and played down the devastating health effects of its regular use.
    Professor John Henry, a leading authority on the drug, said the change – due to take place this summer – had undermined doctors’ efforts to highlight the risks.
    He said: “Cannabis is as dangerous as cigarette smoking – in fact, it may be even worse – and downgrading its legal status has simply confused people.
    The Internet’s and news is being manipulated by ones who are going to profit Billions of dollars from legalization marijuana !

  • CJ MACINTOSH

    It is always funny to me when an article that posts something negative about Marijuana–even ones from research from top Universities–that you STILL will have people dismiss it.

    They will think of EVERYTHING—and make up something that they think in their mind dismisses facts. It is truly unbelievable.

    I have always been someone who respects science, I can identify solid, accurate studies and research. A study is solid through and through and has been backed by multiple centers with a large number of patients and reviewed by peers before publication. You cannot dismiss that as bogus.

    The Internet’s being manipulated by ones who are going to profit Billions of dollars from legalization marijuana !

    If it has medical properties like everybody says , why do we have marijuana dispensaries it needs to in the hands of doctors , pharmacies , hospitals only , because I do believe it does help some small children about 20-30% with seizures from the videos and from what I read from parents with children that are having seizures . And let’s all remember Columbia’s Mo. first police officer were I live was killed by a man high on marijuana, so was American sniper he was also killed by a man high on marijuana! “.

    Marijuana and Mental Health: A number of studies have shown an association between chronic marijuana use and increased rates of anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia with age at first use to be an important risk factor. High doses of marijuana can produce an acute psychotic reaction. And when your experiment with marijuana doesn’t work out why should taxpayers have pay for your medical expenses the rest of your life !

    MYTH: Marijuana is harmless.
    FACT: According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), in 2010 there were over 572,000 marijuana-involved admissions to hospital emergency rooms. The same report inddicated that during the same timeframe, an estimated 11,406 emergency department visits involved a synthetic cannabinoid product, sometimes referred to as “synthetic marijuana” and commonly known by street names such as “Spice” or “K2”.

    MYTH: Marijuana is harmless , he said years ago that he smoked pot daily !
    As for the big lie about MARIJUANA : Medical experts blame the Home Secretary for creating confusion about the risks posed by the drug – leading young people wrongly to believe it is harmless.
    They claim David Blunkett’s decision to reclassify cannabis as a class C drug – putting it on a level with anabolic steroids and prescription painkillers – sent out the wrong message and played down the devastating
    A study more than thirty years in the making found that smoking marijuana permanently lowers intelligence, or IQ. Frequent pot smokers (even those who had given up marijuana) tended to have deficits in memory, concentration, and overall IQ. The reduction in IQ for those who smoked pot heavily prior to age 18 was most pronounced: an average of eight points. An eight point reduction in IQ is enough to have a significant, negative impact upon your life

    As for the big lie about MARIJUANA : Medical experts blame the Home Secretary for creating confusion about the risks posed by the drug – leading young people wrongly to believe it is harmless.
    They claim David Blunkett’s decision to reclassify cannabis as a class C drug – putting it on a level with anabolic steroids and prescription painkillers – sent out the wrong message and played down the devastating health effects of its regular use.
    Professor John Henry, a leading authority on the drug, said the change – due to take place this summer – had undermined doctors’ efforts to highlight the risks.
    He said: “Cannabis is as dangerous as cigarette smoking – in fact, it may be even worse – and downgrading its legal status has simply confused people.
    The Internet’s and news is being manipulated by ones who are going to profit Billions of dollars from legalization marijuana period !