Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks tackles the many lies and “fake news” propaganda being spread by numerous hate groups on the right who are trying to deny that alleged Parkland shooter, Nikolas Cruz, is a fellow Donald Trump supporting white nationalist internet troll.
“Immediately after the mass shooting that left 17 people dead in Broward County, Florida, the Gateway Pundit’s White House correspondent tweeted a fake BuzzFeed story that claimed white people needed to have their guns taken away.
The fake post, titled “Why We Need To Take Away White People’s Guns Now More Than Ever”, first appeared on the far-right Twitter account MagaPill. The account, which has been previously retweeted by President Donald Trump, shares unhinged conspiracy theories on everything from Pizzagate to “earthquake machines” and “false flag terrorism”. The tweet was then picked up by the Gateway Pundit’s Lucian Wintrich, who has White House press credentials.
After Wintrich was called out for spreading fake news, he deleted the tweet but justified it by saying that there were “100k comments” on Twitter “that reflect the same sentiment.” The claim also made its way over to 4chan’s politically incorrect board.”
It’s clear that the right will do whatever it takes to distance themselves from the truth, which is that they have blood on their hands. Whether it’s from promoting a culture of hatred and intolerance all the way from the top of their party or from supporting life-costing NRA influenced political policies, Republicans are indeed liable for every mass murder victim in recent years.
It’s time for people to revolt against the liars on the right and demand real changes not just in gun control but also in areas like lobbying and social media. The Alt-right and their friends in Russia won’t rest until they destroy our multi-cultural ever progressively evolving society. They are scared to death of what the end of their ignorant mandate will mean for the future, that’s why they are resorting to straight up domestic terrorism.
Unfortunately, we should expect more “lone wolves” like Cruz to take more innocent lives all in the name of “Making America Great Again.”
But these cowards will not win, because America is stronger than their hate, and the evolution of reason will prevail over the dogma of ignorance in the end.