The left's rage and cynical politicization in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend continues unabated. Worse, the demagoguery has been aided by most in the Democrat media complex.
But as we're learning more about both assailants, one in El Paso and the other in Dayton, the narrative about the shootings being a direct result of President Trump's rhetoric is falling apart.
Much of the focus has been on the El Paso shooter. After all, he did write a manifesto indicating he is a white nationalist and echoed the same sentiments given by the cold-blooded white supremacist murderer in New Zealand in March. This is the narrative that works for the left.
But in Dayton, which has received far less media attention, the shooter had a different ideology. In fact, he was a fan of Democrat 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren, was pro-gun control and held extreme ideologies on the environment. This of course was on top of being suspended from school after teachers found a "rape and kill" list written by the eventual mass murder. From Forbes:
A Twitter account which is believed to have belonged to the accused Dayton, Ohio, gunman Connor Betts has been unearthed, revealing the 24-year-old appeared to like posts about the El Paso shooting hours before his rampage and was a self-described leftist who praised Satan.
Posts also reveal that Betts said he would “happily” vote for Senator Elizabeth Warren and that he targeted right-wing beliefs, at one point tweeting “kill every fascist” in response to a Buzzfeed story about the Charlottesville white supremacist rally. His Twitter bio read: he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / I’m going to hell and I’m not coming back.” The account included selfies of Betts.
Meanwhile, Betts’ ex girlfriend, Caitlyn “Adelia” Johnson, told The Blade that a series of red flags prompted her to break up with him, including a fascination he had with shooting sprees. High school classmates say Betts was suspended after drawing up a “hit list” and a “rape list,” AP reported.
Further, the Dayton killer was pro-Antifa.
A Twitter account that appears to belong to Dayton shooter Connor Betts re-tweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts as well as tweets supporting the violent protest group Antifa, CNN reports.— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) August 6, 2019
The point? These evil monsters are exactly that and aren't owned by a political party. The narrative we've heard over the past few days is the opposite: mass shooters are always white males, Trump supporters, Republicans, right-wingers and of course white supremacists. It's just not true. There's an obvious reason the El Paso shooter is getting more attention and air time.
This is the first shooting I've seen in recent history where and entire swarm of journalists suddenly aren't interested in the shooter's social media history. Wonder why that is. https://t.co/jLv6mGaJx7— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 6, 2019
The double standard is crazy.— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) August 6, 2019
They tried to make the Congressional shooter a conservative... Because he owned a single book.
Even though there was reams of evidence that he was a liberal. https://t.co/UZ1SnNjhF2
Yesterday there was widespread grousing among journalists over a factual headline in the NYT that disrupted their anti-Trump activism (they changed the headline.) Today there is more grousing over a completely factual story in CNN that disrupts their gun activism.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) August 6, 2019