YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam was a scorned woman who opened fire at the company’s headquarters because she was spurned in a “love triangle.”
That’s the narrative CNN is pushing, to the annoyance of viewers, who called the half-baked theory sexist, misogynistic “fake news.”
CNN’s crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz floated the “love triangle” theory to Wolf Blitzer, when he blurted out that the shooting stemmed from “perhaps a love triangle.”
Prokupecz did not provide any evidence to back up his claims, but the panel continued to speculate that the shooting was due to a romantic relationship gone wrong.
Here’s what we do know (i.e., facts): Nasim Aghdam was born in Iran and lived in California. She was a vegan activist with more than 5,000 subscribers who often complained on Instagram and Facebook that YouTube had censored her videos, thereby choking off her income source.
Nasim’s father told authorities his daughter was furious at YouTube and warned them she might storm its headquarters. But cops in sanctuary state California ignored his desperate pleas.
Nasim’s YouTube videos consisted mostly of exercise and vegan diet tips, as well as rants against animal cruelty. It does not appear there was any mention of a boyfriend or girlfriend, so so it’s unclear where CNN got its “love triangle” narrative.
CNN — which bleats nonstop that President Trump is a sexist — was immediately blasted on Twitter for its misogynistic news coverage.
One person tweeted: “Love the @CNNbrk reporter’s conjecture, once he found out the YouTube shooter was female, that the shooting was due to a love triangle. Yes, and she was probably having her period too.”
— RogueFlynn (@rogueflynn51) April 3, 2018
Another chimed in: “With ZERO details…it takes CNN all of 5 minutes to throw out the term “love triangle” in this shooting…Why…It was a female shooter.”
With ZERO details…it takes CNN all of 5 minutes to throw out the term "love triangle" in this shooting…
It was a female shooter…
— Brock Hoover (@brockahoover) April 3, 2018
Still another person tweeted: “Shooter at YouTube is a woman and CNN is immediately jumping to a “love triangle” situation- is that because the shooter was a woman? I’m not a feminist or anything but this bothers me – smacks of gender profiling.”
Shooter at YouTube is a woman and CNN is immediately jumping to a “love triangle” situation- is that because the shooter was a woman? I’m not a feminist or anything but this bothers me – smacks of gender profiling
— Dogkisser🇨🇦🐾🌸🐩 (@dogkisser) April 3, 2018
CNN tees up a theory out of nowhere that the shooting must be a love triangle because the shooter was a woman. <facepalm> turning on Cartoon Network
— Karen wants to #StayBlueIn2022 (@geokaren) April 3, 2018
Conservatives like author Mark Dice speculated that CNN pushed the “love triangle” narrative so it could dismiss the shooting as a “domestic dispute” and return to its around-the-clock coverage of porn star Stormy Daniels and Robert Mueller’s fruitless Russia investigation.
If the shooter had been a white male, you could probably count with a egg-timer how fast CNN would have leapt to the “conclusion” that he was a white supremacist Trump supporter.
My guess is the love triangle/domestic issue was a romanticized media narrative created to cover a terror attack by a Muslim. If not, we’d have non-stop, wall to wall coverage on every news network. Notice the media coverage has ended?
— Roni Kay (@Roni_K_Patriot) April 4, 2018
Surprise! YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam was not a member of the NRA, joining the long list of mass shooters who never were.
Facts about the YouTube HQ shooter Nasim Aghdam.
– Vegan, Peta activist.
– Boasts of having served in the Iranian army.
– 55k followers on Instagram.
– Complained about YouTube demonetization and censorship.
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) April 4, 2018
— Dr. Deplorable Chump (@HitbyTruth) April 4, 2018
YouTube headquarters are a gun-free zone, yet there was a shooting there. Imagine that. We were assured that banning guns prevented shootings.
Did someone forget to tell him YouTube HQ is a gun free zone? Is #davidhogg on his ? racing to the scene to interview the ppl ?
— WezGaffney (@wezgaf) April 4, 2018
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