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Joe Stack's Daughter Retracts 'Hero' Remark

Though man killed by Texas suicide pilot was

(Newser) - The woman whose father crashed his plane into a Texas IRS office in a suicide statement about big government backed away this afternoon from her characterization earlier in the day of Joe Stack as a “hero.” Samantha Bell, 38, called ABC to say that, in fact, Stack is... More »

Joe Stack's Daughter Calls Him a Hero

'Now maybe people will listen,' says Samantha Bell

(Newser) - Joe Stack’s daughter says that though his suicide attack on the Austin IRS office was “inappropriate,” she agrees with his anti-government stance. Asked if she considered him a hero, Samantha Bell told ABC , “Yes, because now maybe people will listen.” She believes he burned his... More »

Austin Crash Exposes Security Gap at Small Airports

Attack revives debate on security at small airports

(Newser) - Thursday's suicide attack in Austin has refocused attention on the security—or lack of it—at small airports across America. Airports like the one used by Joe Stack don't require pilots to pass security checks and sometime don't even require flight plans. "I don't know of a rule or... More »

Scott Brown Makes 'Rookie' Mistake in Austin Comment

Senator suggests that Joe Stack is his kind of voter

(Newser) - Apparently, Joe Stack was Scott Brown’s kind of voter. Or at least, that’s the impression the senator gave in a Fox News interview yesterday. Pitched a pro forma question on his take on Stack’s suicide flight into an Austin IRS office, Brown replied, “I don’t... More »

Fringe Groups Hail Austin Suicide Pilot as Hero

Internet lights up with support for terrorist's anti-government stance

(Newser) - Not long after Joe Stack flew his plane into an Austin office building yesterday, the Internet began buzzing with newfound fans calling him a hero, inspired by the anti-government rant he left behind. “Finally, an American man took a stand against our tyrannical government,” posted the founder of... More »

Suicide Pilot Joe Stack Sounds Like Tea Partier to Me

.. says one blogger; that's 'reprehensible,' says another

(Newser) - Joseph Stack’s anger at big government in general and the Internal Revenue Service in particular sounds very much like another of the day’s big noise-makers to Jonathan Capehart. “After reading his 34-paragraph screed,” Capehart writes in a Washington Post blog of the Austin suicide pilot, “... More »

FBI: 2 Bodies Found at Austin Site

One believed to be pilot; other may be missing employee

(Newser) - An FBI spokesman confirms tonight that two bodies have been found at the site of today’s plane crash in Austin, Texas, with one thought to be of the pilot, Joseph Andrew Stack. Officials can’t confirm that the other is that of the federal employee still missing, the American... More »

Joe Stack's No Hero—He's a Terrorist, and a Poor One

We all dislike taxes, but Austin pilot added intent to murder

(Newser) - The fact that some are already touting Joseph Andrew Stack—the man who flew his plane into an IRS office in Texas today—as a hero strikes Henry Blodget as absolutely “stunning.” One emailer wrote to the Business Insider that while Stack’s “method of registering his... More »

'Easygoing' Austin Pilot Presumed Dead

One office worker remains unaccounted for

(Newser) - The man accused of flying his small plane into IRS offices in Austin today is described as "easygoing" by a friend. “He talked politics like everyone but didn’t show any obsession,” says Pam Parker, who managed a band that Andrew Joseph Stack played in as recently... More »

Angry Man Flies Plane Into Austin IRS Office Building

Reports say pilot set his house on fire before crash

(Newser) - A small plane crashed into a seven-story office building in Austin, Texas, and signs are now pointing to a deliberate act. CNN reports that the pilot—identified as Joseph Andrew Stack—set his house on fire, took off in his own plane from a local airport, and crashed it into... More »

Anti-IRS Rant Linked to Austin Crash Pilot

Joe Stack apparently left email post to be read after crash

(Newser) - "Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well." Those words appear near the end of a long email rant written by someone named Joe Stack, thought to be the man whose private plane crashed into an office... More »

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