Boston Herald: ‘Oddball’ Portrait of Amy Bishop Emerges
As authorities searched for clues into what could have sent a University of Alabama neurobiology professor on an alleged killing spree, friends and family yesterday described Braintree native Amy Bishop as an awkward introvert on the brink of losing her teaching job.
Meanwhile, in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, Anderson said he was searching for the “trigger” to his wife’s breakdown, and that he wondered whether an e-mail message – potentially in the form of a final tenure denial – might have upset her, because university higher-ups were known to send “nastygrams” on Fridays.
A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children – the youngest a third-grade boy – was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.
So much for the standard liberal narrative. You know, the one shich assumes that anybody who goes off the deep end and uses a firearm to take someone else’s life must be a right-wing extremist.
This is the same thing that the mainstream media attempted to do back in June 2009 when it came to James Von Brunn, the now-deceased madman who, at 89 years of age, burst into the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and began shooting, killing a security guard in the process. The media ran with Von Brunn’s hatred of Jews and dismissed him as a right-wing white supremacist, ignoring the fact that he had been ranting against “neo-cons” for years, and that his original target was the office of the popular conservative opinion magazine, The Weekly Standard.
Now, did Amy Bishop go crazy because of her obsession with Barack Obama? Of course not. Given that she shot her own brother to death and was later investigated in connection with a failed pipe bomb attack on an academic, this woman has proven herself to have been a few entrees short of a smorgasbord for a long time. Seeing that she went to a shooting range days beforehand and suddenly acquired a “borrowed” pistol, this wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment tragedy. Still, as the media undoubtedly shapes this news cycle as they always do, it’s important that other folks know the truth.