Media Excited To Report Sikh Temple Mass Shooter Was In Military Paul August 6, 2012 News 37 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: OAK CREEK, WI – The news desks of CNN, CBS, Fox News, and numerous other media outlets across the world reacted with glee today at the revelation that a mass-shooting gunman has military experience. The shooting at a Sikh temple ended with six victims dead, including the gunman — who was shot by police officers at the scene. The shooter has been identified as Wade Michael Page. Prepping graphics reels with mixes of Army basic training and the Oklahoma City bombing, the media was truly excited to mold a narrative of a troubled veteran with PTSD shooting people because the Army made him a “cold-blooded killer.” “Right now, I’m working on pulling up his military records,” said Davis Smith, a reporter with the New York Times. “I already pulled up something that said he fired a pistol and a rifle in Army basic training. Law enforcement says he used a pistol in the shooting, so it’s quite obvious that the military created this monster.” Department of Defense officials have confirmed Page’s service in the Army. He served from 1992 through 1998 as a Hawk missile system repair person and later as a Psychological Operations specialist. A reporter with CNN says that it was most likely war-time service that pushed Page over the edge. “During that period, we were at the height of the Bosnian War,” said Martin Evans. “We were bombing villages and had troops overseas. It just must have been too much for him.” The shooter’s records so far do not show deployments to Bosnia, but when asked for clarification, Evans had to cut the TDB interview short so he could seek out a fake veteran to talk about the dangers of PTSD. It’s also been confirmed that Dr. Phil will be airing a special series to talk about PTSD Monsters again and most news desks have said they will no longer refer to him by name but instead call him the “American Military-Trained Terrorist.” Graphics are already being distributed across the AP Newswire of his boot camp photo from 20 years ago for use in tonight’s stories — with the caption “Solder’s Extremely Delayed PTSD Results In Domestic Terrorism.” Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/r4EgL Adi Jayanto says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Ok, this one is filled with 80% dose of reality. John Grauer says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM The media as usual is full of shit. Francis Borek says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Utterly hilarious. Hoyt Cruze says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Sad to say, but somewhat true. Peter Kirk says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM how come he just didn’t call in a spectre? Blake Gabel says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM What makes the green grass grow haha. David Becker says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM This story is BS and should not be read by anyone. Jordan Summers says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM I bet there are some real reporters out there that have these opinions. Daniel Tracy Thompson says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Your info on the “Bosnian War” is crap as well. Where did you get that information from? Kristina Wilson says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM This can’t be blamed on Military. He didn’t serve in war time. He was uneducated idiot who made a bigger ass out of himself in the end. I know plenty of ACTUAL VETS who do live with PTSD, and NONE of them would dream of this type of hate crime! And for anyone to demonize our Honorable vets because of this loser, better get educated on the facts. Tim Eatherly says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM https://www.facebook.com/michael.page.10236#!/michael.page.10236 Jason D Sousley says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Of course it is all the army’s fault…. Trololololo…. Martin Knutsen says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM I’m not sure they will play out the PTSD angle, unless he had been recieving treatment. But expect a lot more focus on the cultural-teaching issue with the hardass-islamophobes who gave motivation courses until Wired got the busted together with the FBI. If it was a antimuslim attack, its the most dumbass act of terrorism in modern times, the sikhs fought for Great Britain since the 18th century, a lot of the time in Afghanistan.. Isaac Weaver says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Are you kidding me with this shit! Dudley Toelke says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Thank God for the Firearms Act of 1934! Just imagine what this maniac could have done if some fool at a gun show would have sold him a Hawk missile or two. The horror, the horror… Téil Kim says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Is this article implying the news media has a largely Leftist viewpoint and will villainize the military any chance they get? I’m shocked. Hey you know who else was in the military? Hitler. Just saying. They should write that in for every single documentary or book about Hitler. HITLER: THE VETERAN. Michael Fior says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Your timeliness in reporting this and overall journalistic acumen are uncanny. Bravo! ChrisandKassi Gilbert says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM This is just so so sad to hear about.. Again! You don’t have to go to war to get PTSD. Those mean old tops and the omlet MREs are enough to send anyone over the edge! I personally think that we should just ban guns from the country. And knives! And meats that require cutting because killing animals is wrong anyway. And killing is wrong. We should ban the military. Just do away with it! Then we can all live in peace and harmony in strawberry fields and stick daisies down the barrels of our enemy’s guns and they will be so mesmerized by our level of enlightenment that they’ll just pack up their shit and go home. Trololololo XD Christian Blachford says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Again Duffle blog hits close to home as the last two weeks have shown. John Gleichweit says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Sometimes the Duffel Blog hits closer to the truth than it realizes. Michelle Dawn Lotz-Lynch says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM I can’t wait for the day when we women in the military finally have our very own mass killer because she had PTSD. Another glass ceiling we have to break through, along with more of us being killed in combat. Daniel Tracy Thompson says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM You can’t blame this on the US ARMY. There are numerous resources out there to help Veteran’s cope with problems. I can imagine if I pick up the phone dial 911 and say I need help. I have all my guns loaded, and I am scared I might do something crazy, you will get help! Having PTSD is no reason to commit a hate crime. You should be ashamed of your self for such a poorly written article. Based upon your theory all Veterans are monsters, waiting for an chance to snap. You are full of it. Buster Davis says: August 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM They should probably disband the military if is it is going to create killers, the world would be a better place. Michelle Lotz-lynch says: August 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM Bwaahhhh Bust-up Buster says: August 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM comments like that auto-warrant a response of “go back to hugging your trees” at minimum. In this case, you deserve the “GTFO out of my country you pacifist hippie communist and stop wasting my good breathing air” Sailor says: August 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM What’s the military good for if not killin’ folks? Your head is so firmly up your ass you can probably lick your own prostate. Mike Judd says: August 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM Of course, when I saw the headline on FB this morning I was sure this was real, but then noticed Duffleblog in the address and laughed. Since the Media was so quick to speculate on the Veteran’s Preference of the Batman Shooter, and practically everyone else that’s done something crazy and violent, it wouldn’t surprise me to have this be completely real. Thanks for the laughs but come on, this one isn’t even a stretch. Lt. Butero-Trinkejo says: August 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM Obviously the military turned him into a monster and gave him the inability to tell the difference between a Sikh and a muslim. You know because of the beards and turbins, Seeing how sikhs pray to entirely different gods and make some badass warriors. Dumbass…. Dan Hammond says: August 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM Of course satire is only funny when it has a kernel of truth in it. David Strobel says: August 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM NPR is saying right now (1412 Eastern) that his military experience matters little. “That was a long time ago,” the anchor just pointed out, and that he earned a general, rather than an honorable discharge. They’re looking at his possible neo Nazi views mostly. Sounds like you need to upgrade to a quality news source. Michelle Lotz-lynch says: August 6, 2012 at 11:22 AM Hey SPC Fulton impersonator…I’m retired, 3 tours to Afghanistan….why don’t you get a dictionary and look up the word satire…?..you do know what a dictionary is don’t you? SPC fulton says: August 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM 101st in Konar. Dear Michelle Lynch impersonator. You’re an idiot- a real soldier in Afghanistan. Jes Smith says: August 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM The person you were thinking of was Jessica Lynch. If your gonna try and call someone out get the name of the person right. Michelle Lotz-lynch says: August 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM Also my last name is Lotz-Lynch…poor little boy.