At first, many in the mainstream media blamed President Trump’s rhetoric for the mass murder in El Paso, Texas that left 22 people dead and many more injured.
The media also took their frustration out on Trump supporters, who they consider complicit in his so-called “racism” by having voted for the president.
Now they have a new culprit for the killings: Conservative Media Stars.
Blaming The Conservative Media
The New York Times published a story over the weekend that implicated conservative media personalities like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson in causing the shootings.
I must have missed the episodes when they called for the mass killings of illegal immigrants; otherwise, this story is a waste of ink, like so many other New York Times stories.
The Times article is titled: “The New Nativists: How the El Paso Killer Echoed the Incendiary Words of Conservative Media Stars.”
Here we go. Another hit-piece on conservatives from The New York Times. They stuck to their playbook of blaming conservatives for stirring racial tensions in the country. We have all heard this tired line of attack from the Left.
The authors –Jeremy W. Peters, Michael M. Grynbaum, Keith Collins, Richard Harris, and Rumsey Taylor—wrote, “There is a striking degree of overlap between the words of right-wing media personalities and the language used by the Texas man who confessed to killing 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso this month. In a 2,300-word screed posted on the website 8chan, the killer wrote that he was simply ‘defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.’”
Obviously, it was the right-wing media personalities who were responsible.
Well, not exactly, as the authors write in the next paragraph.
“It remains unclear what, or who, ultimately shaped the views of the white, 21-year-old gunman, or whether he was aware of the media commentary. But his post contains numerous references to ‘invasion’ and ‘cultural replacement’—ideas that, until recently, were relegated to the fringes of the nationalist right.”
That begs the question: What was the point of the article?
What’s The Point?
If it is unclear whether or not these commentators had any influence over the killer, then why go to great lengths to report on the story.
That question is, of course, rhetorical in nature. They wanted to strike at the heart of conservative media.
The report shows all the times that the mainstream conservative commentators used the words “invasion” or “invade.”
These reporters need to spend their time reporting on actual news.
They examined the last five years of transcripts from Fox News and verified the transcripts by watching clips of the shows, all to prove that they used the words “invading” or “invade.”
I am not kidding.
The Times paid particularly close attention to the words of Rush Limbaugh and Tucker Carlson.
They wrote, “On Wednesday, responding to the El Paso shootings, Mr. Limbaugh said, ‘What is it about the word ‘invasion’ that so bothers these people? Is it because that’s what it is? Have we ever seen anything like this?
On Fox News, Mr. Carlson has proffered a version of this idea, albeit in less extreme language than that of the 8chan message boards where the El Paso killer lurked.”
They then take a shot at Laura Ingraham. They wrote, “Another prime-time Fox News host, Laura Ingraham, who was considered for a communications job in the Trump administration, has used similar language. Last October, she warned viewers that their opinions will have zero impact and zero influence on a House dominated by Democrats who want to replace you, the American voters, with newly amnestied citizens and an ever-increasing number of chain migrants.”
That shouldn’t be a controversial statement. It’s obvious that is what the Democrats want to happen. If they didn’t want immigrant votes, they would join with Republicans and secure the border.
A History Of Anti-Conservative Bias
This sort of hit-job journalism is par for the course for The New York Times. A few months ago, the paper published an article that tried to blame conservative videos for “radicalizing” young males.
The cover of the article features conservative media personalities. Some of those featured include Ben Shapiro, Stephen Crowder, Dave Rubin (who isn’t a conservative but interviews conservatives on his program), Lauren Southern, Jordan Peterson, Stefan Molyneux, and Milton Friedman.
That’s right, Milton Friedman, arguably the most influential economist of the 20th century, is considered alt-right. Ben Shapiro is Jewish and has repeatedly condemned the alt-right on his podcast and writings.
The Left’s latest dirty trick is to tie all conservatives in with the White Nationalists on the Right. Most conservatives are not racist and alt-right, however, the media continue to push this false narrative.
The mainstream media stopped caring about facts a long time ago. All they focus on now is their anti-conservative narrative.