When you have no anti-conservative agenda, you create one.
That appears to be the motto of left-leaning news agencies in the aftermath of the terrifying church shooting, carried out last week by black, Sudanese immigrant Emanuel Kidega Samson, in Antioch, Tennessee.
Devoid of a nice, tidy narrative like they had when white supremacist terrorist Dylann Roof murdered churchgoers in a historic black church in South Carolina in 2015, the media is attempting to craft one.
Even as evidence is mounting that the shooting was revenge for the Roof shooting, ABC News reported.
As the Roof shooting was racially motivated, if this was revenge it stands to reason that the 25-year-old shooter was also motivated by race. But facts be damned, there is a narrative to push.
On Wednesday, the far left ThinkProgress website took the lazy path and wondered if Samson’s Christian faith was part of the reason he targeted a majority white Christian church, because you cannot suggest a black killer might be racist.
Why is no one talking about the Tennessee church shooter’s religion? https://t.co/wa5uWKAiMM pic.twitter.com/tE5JxKPyT6
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 27, 2017
But the most outrageous angle on the story came from Newsweek, which, unlike ThinkProgress, purports to be an unbiased news source.
Rather than focus on the horrific crime and the possible motivation for the attack that killed one and injured six, all white victims, it called out the “alt-right” for wondering why the media is ignoring the attack.
The Antioch church shooting has been overlooked because the suspect is black, according to alt-right conspiracies https://t.co/SmbKAMCjG0 pic.twitter.com/0muxXTvhPZ
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 28, 2017
The magazine argued that the alt-right is “exploiting the tragedy to ignite political outrage.”
It attacked conservative YouTuber, Stefan Molyneux, for stoking racial tensions by showing screenshots of Samson’s social media that highlighted his contempt for white people.
Have they forgotten how the mainstream media covered Roof and analyzed every photo of him for weeks. Particularly the ones in which e posed with a Confederate battle flag.
The aftermath of their obsession caused a police officer to be fired for wearing Confederate battle flag boxers and had the flag ripped off of “Dukes of Hazzard” memorabilia.
And speaking of the “Dukes of Hazzard,” it went so far that another officer was banned from driving his General Lee replica car to work. While the owner of the original set car painted over the iconic flag on the roof, TV Land even removed the show from its schedule.
To this day Roof is being used as a reason to remove any signs of Confederate history.
But it is the right that is exploiting a tragedy to “ignite political outrage,” says Newsweek.
Your time would be better served at examining the racist motivations the man apparently had. He left clues.
If you cannot find them, social media is happy to help.
“conspiracies?” If the shooter were a white man and the church black the coverage would eclipse even Puerto Rico for weeks. You liars.
— Ernst Heidegger (@ErnstHeidegger) September 29, 2017
UMMM. how bout the note that he left in his car? bet you wish you held onto this story for another day
— Free or Die (@Freeor_die) September 29, 2017
Sudanese immigrant with a sucide note referencing Dylan Roof . . . black man shoots white people in a church & LSM ignores it
— KrimeKat (@KrimeKat) September 30, 2017
We’re still dealing with the aftermath of Dylann Roof but Antioch barely made the news? Why is that?
— Ēðel Víðarr (@WolvenVitharr) September 29, 2017
Did you hear about the note that he left in his car or is that just a conspiracy. This is exactly why people do not trust the media
— jason grant (@jgrant34) October 1, 2017
1. It definitely HAS been overlooked. 2. The suspect is black. 3. Newsweek become a joke.
— OneNonBlonde (@0neNonBlonde) October 1, 2017
You didn’t report on the event until you got an “alt-right” angle, why? According to sources, the shooter’s motivation was Dylan Roof
— Jeff Weimer (@Jeff_Weimer) September 30, 2017
Yeah but shhhhhhh. Christians and guns and alt-right.
Those darn, 100% true alt right conspiracies…
— gusphase (@gusphase) September 29, 2017
Then maybe you can tell us why it’s been days and you still haven’t written an article about it other than to mock right wing journalists.
— Riya A (@RiyaAv91) October 1, 2017
@occdissent The New York Times featured this on page 14 one time. Just like the Trayvon Martin shooting right?
— JC Huff (@jchuff1861) September 29, 2017
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