Over the course of the last few days, a dangerous new narrative has appeared within the mainstream media.
On the heels of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, the infotainment industry has found themselves with an opportunity to once again attack the President. Of course, their anti-Trump bias has been a staple of their “news” coverage as of late, but this latest tawdry tirade is attempting to place the blame for this inexcusable violence directly at the feet of the President.
MSNBC was just one of several outlets who believed that Trump may have been responsible for the attack that left 22 dead, even going so far as to work up a graphic package that clearly indicated this vitriolic viewpoint.
The context for the chyron was the appearance of a guest, Professor David Schanzer, who published an op-ed in the UK Guardian under the headline: “We must call the El Paso shooting what it is: Trump-inspired terrorism.”
O’Donnell did not question the premise of Schanzer’s article, but rather asked him to elaborate upon it: “Establish for us what you see as the link between Donald Trump’s rhetoric, Donald Trump’s hate speech, and what happened in El Paso.”
The belief comes to us, in part, due to a “manifesto” allegedly written by the shooter in which he described his disdain for immigrants in the El Paso area, and despite the President’s repeated calls for unity and his condemnation of racism and bigoted violence.
There are also concerns about the authenticity of the manifesto, after the owner of website 8Chan, where the manifesto was posted, indicated that the shooter himself was not responsible for its publication on the free-speech-centric forum.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com on Instagram.