Besides being someone who boasted far-left extremist views, the Dayton shooter was also a militant activist who sometimes participated in armed protests and had a record of “exploring violent ideologies,” according to federal authorities.
While authorities haven’t identified the specific “violent ideologies” that the shooter had been “exploring,” the evidence seems to suggest they’d been of the far-left persuasion. The evidence includes the fact that he protested a Ku Klux Klan rally in downtown Dayton three months ago.
— Al Bawaba News (@AlBawabaEnglish) May 26, 2019
“The May 25 rally attracted about 500 to 600 counter-protesters who opposed the nine Klansman who came from Indiana and protested in Courthouse Square,” the Dayton Daily News reported Tuesday.
“The counter-protest group was fenced 0ff away from the Klansman and several people in the crowd were seen carrying firearms. [The shooter] wore a bandanna covering part of his face and sunglasses. He spoke briefly with a reporter in the crowd during the event. He carried a gun which appeared to be similar in style to the one used in Sunday’s shooting.”
The evidence also includes social media posts showing that the shooter had been a hardcore left-winger who was pro-Satan, pro-socialist, pro-gun control, pro-Antifa and anti-police.
He’d likewise been someone who frequently retweeted hyperbolic left-wing talking points from notable Democrat figures like socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
“Meanwhile, the Dayton, Ohio, shooter had a history of supporting political figures like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and ANTIFA.” @OANN I hope other news outlets will report this as opposed to Fake News. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
The Dayton Daily News has confirmed that the shooter was also a registered Democrat — one whose friends have admitted was “definitely not a right-leaning person.”
What remains unknown is the shooter’s motivation for opening fire at a bar in Dayton last Sunday, killing nine innocents, including his own sister and her boyfriend.
But because the Dayton shooter didn’t release a manifesto like the El Paso shooter, the left-wing media have chosen to ignore or downplay his political leanings. This has troubled conservatives because they are confident that the media would have pounced on the shooter’s social media posts had he displayed even the slightest right-wing tendencies:
2. If the shooter sans manifesto had plastered social media with Trump support and followed conservatives, the media would blast that fact out there incessantly, and implicate his politics. In fact, many would blame the right without any such connections (see Giffords/Palin).
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 6, 2019
I mean in the past decade or so we’ve had Sarah Palin blamed for an insane man with no discernible politics and the GOP blamed for an ISIS supporter shooting up a gay bar, so you’ll have to excuse me if I suspect some of you aren’t approaching this complicated issue in good faith
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) August 6, 2019
Note how both of the conservative commentators seen above, Ben Shapiro and Alex Griswold, cited the smearing of 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
After psychopath Jared Lee Loughner shot and injured 13 people, including Rep. Gabby Giffords, during a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona eight years ago, The New York Times falsely claimed that the shooting had been inspired by Palin.
This same thing now appears to be happening vis-à-vis the El Paso shooter, whose hatred of immigrants and opposition to illegal immigration have been pinned on President Donald Trump because of his widely shared opposition to illegal immigration (NOT legal immigration).
The media meanwhile have ignored the El Paso shooter’s left-wing views on big corporations and environmental policies — much as they’re now ignoring the Dayton shooter’s left-wing views.
To its credit, CNN ran a report Tuesday admitting the truth about the Dayton shooter’s left-wing views. However, its report was met with outrage from left-wing activists and other left-wing media “reporters”:
The difference is the El Paso shooter’s motive was explicitly politically driven, making him a right wing terrorist. The Dayton shooter appears to have been an angry incel, making him a homicidal loser.
His personal politics aren’t relevant because they didn’t drive the attack. https://t.co/r2K8HSc4Pm
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) August 6, 2019
“Police are still trying to determine what motivated” the Dayton mass shooter. That should be the lede in this story. https://t.co/erYniijzdD
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) August 6, 2019
CNN recklessly speculates the Dayton shooter may have been politically motivated. The shooter’s tweets or politics have zero relevancy so far because he killed indiscriminately. https://t.co/nROLRcURVt
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) August 6, 2019
This is such inappropriate and dangerous reporting. Officials here (in Dayton) still say that can’t confirm this was due to any type of extremism
— Maytal Levi (@MaytalLeviWXIX) August 6, 2019
Let’s not do the both sides thing here. No one on the left in any leadership position is espousing hate and violence towards anyone, including the police, like Trump is doing towards immigrants and minorities.
— trex (@trex9123) August 6, 2019
Unless he shot Neo nazis or left a manifesto nothing about this seems politically motivated. Be better as a journalist, especially with these Neo fascists doing all they can to expand the police state and strip people of rights
— LIFELONG PELICANS FAN MAN 69☭ (@Riffs_Man) August 6, 2019
And…there is no evidence those beliefs had anything to do with the shooting.
Unlike dozens of shootings by rightwingers.
— Little Australia (@LitThom) August 6, 2019
Keep in mind that CNN didn’t suggest anything. It simply reported the facts. But because the facts were not conducive to the left’s agenda, the left (including some in the leftist media) pounced. And in pouncing, the left lied through its teeth, as usual.
Despite what CNN’s critics wrote, there is a rich, growing history of of people on the left in any leadership position “espousing hate and violence” toward the police, not to mention toward the president, his family, his supporters, non-white conservatives and anyone else who refuses to toe the radically far-left woke line.
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