The New York Times has run a lengthy profile on Tucson Shooter Jared Loughner, but out of the seven pages there is one part that caught the eye of Matt Drudge:
This part of the complex puzzle of “who is Jared Loughner” appears on page 3 of the article:
He became intrigued by antigovernment conspiracy theories, including that the Sept. 11 attacks were perpetrated by the government and that the country’s central banking system was enslaving its citizens. His anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush, or in discussing what he considered to be the nefarious designs of government.
OK – so not only does he hate Bush, but he was also a truther. But apparently Drudge couldn’t read past that paragraph to notice this part:
“I think he feels the people should be able to govern themselves,” said Ms. Figueroa, his former girlfriend. “We didn’t need a higher authority.”