After a self-identified “white supremacist” shot up a Buffalo, New York grocery store, lots of news outlets and left-leaning Twitter users went wild attempting to pin the horrible massacre on Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Ben Shapiro, Greg Gutfeld, and other individuals on the political right. Now, however, it has been exposed that the suspect openly hated all the conservative figures the media was hoping to depict as his inspiration. Indeed the killer described himself as “authoritarian left-wing” who was once “deep into communism”.
On Saturday, a male that police have positively identified as Payton Gendron, 18, of Conklin, New York, allegedly committed the murder of ten people and the wounding of three others inside a Tops Friendly Market in a primarily black community of Buffalo, New York.
A witness stated the man went into the shop using military-style equipment and opened fire with a rifle while screaming racial epithets in an act police called “racially motivated violent extremism,” the Associated Press reported.
The shooter likewise brought a helmet camera on his head and apparently started streaming the shooting reside on the streaming platform Twitch for a number of minutes prior to the website closed down the live feed.
Authorities did not hypothesize on the intention for the criminal offense, however, leftists in the media and on Twitter instantly blamed conservative television figures.
Former Obama press secretary Joe Lockhart, for example, leaped to his Twitter account to declare that Tucker Carlson and Fox News have “more blood” on their hands.
“More blood on the hands of @tuckercarlson and @foxnews this killer used their racist talking points to justify killing 10 people. Carlson won’t stop because as he explained to the NYTimes, it’s good for ratings. Lives be damned. As Carlson will be at judgement day,” he wrote on May 14, less than a half hour after the shooting was reported.
More blood on the hands of @tuckercarlson and @foxnews this killer used their racist talking points to justify killing 10 people. Carlson won't stop because as he explained to the NYTimes, it's good for ratings. Lives be damned. As Carlson will be at judgement day. https://t.co/fse5bRvEbN
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) May 14, 2022
Another blue checked Twitter user, Georgetown teacher Don Moynihan, likewise blamed Tucker Carlson despite the fact that he had no proof whatsoever that the suspect was a Carlson fan.
The gunman who killed at least 10 people in Buffalo is a self-described white supremacist who advocates for the Great Replacement Theory.
He left a manifesto. See if you can tell the difference between it and standard fare on the Tucker Carlson show. https://t.co/ScoxO1NG5E pic.twitter.com/T5mZw9iV9C
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) May 14, 2022
Left-wing Twitter “influencer” Majid Padellan– who tweets as “Brooklyn Dad Defiant”– likewise right away blamed Carlson and Fox:
Tucker Carlson frequently pushes the "White Replacement Theory" that the Buffalo mass murderer cited in his manifesto.
Carlson, and Fox News, have blood on their hands.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 14, 2022
These leftists who leaped to blame Fox and Carlson did not trouble following up on the realities in the case. A take a look at the implicated killer’s substantial social network posts reveals that he is not in any way conservative. His manifesto did not point out Fox or Tucker at all.
In parts of the manifesto, he declared he was an “authoritarian left-wing [er],” stated he disliked Christianity and likewise stated he had an interest in “green nationalism.”
The manifesto of the terrorist who killed people today contains the following:
– He did a chart of Jewish people and included me under “troll Jew.”
– Rejection of Christianity.
– An admission that he is is “authoritarian left wing.”
– Hybrid Nazi and “green nationalism.”
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 14, 2022
Others likewise mentioned that the manifesto– to which Big Tech is now obstructing legitimate journalistic efforts gain access to– had definitely no ties to conservative thinking or Republican Party policies.
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 14, 2022
Disgusting and insane that Democrat operatives are already exploiting the murder of 10 by blaming Tucker Carlson and Fox News.
The manifesto cites the internet (specific websites) as his inspiration (not TV)—and has an antisemitic meme attacking Fox News.https://t.co/kboxiRSm7P https://t.co/yUxhQCjTpI pic.twitter.com/aqt9jsUlxF
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) May 14, 2022
The 180 page "manifesto" left by the shooter shows zero "Tucker" "Tucker Carlson," or "Carlson" mentions. The document is sick, and the shooter claims to be an authoritarian leftist.
— Jessica O’Donnell (@heckyessica) May 14, 2022
From the implicated killer’s own ranting, it appears he is not a conservative.
Absolutely nothing in his social media can lead one to think he was affected by the. Conservatives believe in specific liberty, and equivalent treatment under the law, and the U.S. Constitution. According to his social networks, this suspect did not believe in any of that.
While being a fan of Fox News, Tucker Carlson, John Stossel, Ben Shapiro, and the other prominent libertarian and conservative characters are not always a base test for being a conservative, it is important to know that the suspect in the dreadful Buffalo massacre disliked these folks and didn’t utilize them as an inspiration for this shooting.