Portrait Of A Terrorist, Plus More O'Reilly

What kind of a person walks into a church and shoots and murders a doctor who doesn't share his extreme religious beliefs?

You probably don't want to know. But in case you do, here's a first look at Dr. George Tiller's alleged killer, Scott P. Roeder, 51, in the Wichita Eagle:

"In April 1996, Roeder was arrested in Topeka after Shawnee County sheriff's deputies stopped him for not having a proper license plate. In his car, officers said they found ammunition, a blasting cap, a fuse cord, a one-pound can of gunpowder and two 9-volt batteries, with one connected to a switch that could have been used to trigger a bomb."

Full story here.

Also, the piling-on of Bill O'Reilly, spewer of anger and poison, continues as it should. Here's a video compilation of O'Reilly's reckless venom directed at the now-murdered doctor, compiled by Daily Kos.

Link to this on Daily Kos is here. "Dr. Tiller has blood on his hands," he says. Well, you'd know, Bill.

O'Reilly should not be on the air. And the late Dr. Tiller's family should talk to a lawyer and sue the holy crap out of Fox for damages.

Six In The Morning

1 BILL O'REILLY: ACCESSORY TO MURDER? If you use your public forum to repeatedly call an abortion doctor a baby-killer, compare their profession to Nazi war crimes and accuse them of shielding child rapists, do you share responsibility when some wingnut shoots said doctor? That is the question. (Salon)

2 GOING FOR BROKE General Motors files for bankruptcy protection. (New York Times)

3 HE'S DOWN WITH IT Brad Wall approves of the privatization of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's commercial reactor division. In other news, CanWest reporters keep calling this privatization "a break up" or a "split up". Uh huh. When a Crown corporation sells its commercial division, that's privatization. Let's not call it an "opportunity for partnerships" or whatever the BS term du jour is, please. The only "opportunity" here is the one to sell the profitable part of the business and keep the money-losing part. Classic. (StarPhoenix)

4 PLANE MISSING, BELIEVED LOST Contact has been lost with an Air France jet after the pilot reported electrical problem and loss of pressurization. (Globe And Mail)

5 FREEDOM OF SPEECH NEEDS MORE PROTECTION The Council Of Europe--an association of 47 countries--warns that "disproportionate" response to terrorism threats have undermined civil liberties and press freedoms. Gee, really? You think? (Guardian)

6 LAST SURVIVOR DIES A woman rescued from the sinking Titanic as an infant passes away at age 97. Rest in peace. (Toronto Star)