It appears that the Mainstream Media has left out a few details. Bedell was a staunch supporter of 2008 presidential candidate Senator Mike Gravel. Michelle Malkin points out that Bedell was a registed Democrat. He was a Facebook fan of a well known liberal economist. He related in some of his online rantings that he was a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. Bedell had a deep seated anger toward the military and had anarchist type beliefs as well toward governmental affairs.