Curious how the Ft Hood shooting just sort of went "pfffffft" in the mainstream media, isn't it? Here's an Associated Press article that just made it into Fox:
The funny thing is that the AP seems to be after a story that suggests that Hassan's Army superiors were inept or corrupt for ignoring their concerns and continuing to promote him. The unanswered question the media keeps struggling with is "Why?"
Mark my words: this story's about to fall off the face of the Earth. I'll tell you why. It's because the military drills EEO into you. There's regular training on it. There's briefings. There are offices dedicated to it. Climate assessments are done on organizations to poll people about how they perceive their leadership's support of EEO programs. Complaints are investigated, and there's a "guilty until proven innocent" undertone when it comes to racial or sexist comments. Make a racial or sexist comment, and the swift hand of justice comes down hard and fast. Make no mistake: bigotry can be a career ender. But even worse is taking action based on bigotry that actually adversely affects someone's career.
So do you think there's any chance at all that any officer would raise the flag and accuse the guy of radical Islamic views? Heaven help the poor bugger that actually marks the guy down on a performance report, changes a work assignment, denies a security clearance, or otherwise do something that damages Hassan's career. Had that happened, Hassan would've gone straight to EEO, the IG, and his congressman and complained that he was being discriminated on for his religious views. Whoever took the action against him would've been immediately put on the hot seat. Hassan would be portrayed as yet another victim of anti-Muslim prejudice, and the negative action would no doubt be expunged, and whoever initiated the action would pay a heavy price. It was obvious the guy was "in your face" about his views -- when dealing with people like that you know they're going to go nuclear over any perceived slight. Nobody wants to throw a flag when dealing with a guy like that who has a system heavily loaded in his favor.
This story is going to go away fast, because there's no way the mainstream media will report that 13 people died due to political correctness.