The human IT factor will always be the weakest link in the computer system equation.
He's being tagged as a conservative because it was a Democrat that was shot. Would the tables be turned if it was a Republican? Would we assume the shooter was a liberal? Doubtful.
Why wouldn't $NEWS_NETWORK_X assume that given the nature of discourse in this country? I am sensing you are either setting up a strawman otherwise this statement is woefully naive.
Backed up the system lately?