John Patrick Bedell, Pentagon Shooter, a Media Entrepreneur Like Everyone Else


John Patrick Bedell, the nut who calmly shot and lightly wounded two cops outside the Pentagon, who in return blew his brains out, turns out to be a new development in the crazy-killer genre. Once upon a time we had the Unabomber, who absolutely hated technology; now we have an Open Source geek who wanted to monetize YouTube videos via “information currency units,” as he explains here in a strangled voice to prospective investors and co-conspirators, so that bigbrains like him may profit from “their knowledge and effort.”

The Internet really has ruined everything. At least Manson wrote some good songs.


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