The Buffalo shooter killed 10 people last month because he was “indoctrinated” by Fox News host Tucker Carlson and the Fox News Channel, warned St. Louis Rep. Cori Bush as demonstrators rallied in Washington DC on Saturday to ban the Second Amendment. The rally was sponsored by the “March For Our Lives” organization
“I’m joining you a few weeks after an 18-year-old white supremacist — who was indoctrinated by Tucker Carlson and Fox News — after he targeted a black community in Buffalo and committed a massacre,” Bush told the crowd at the anti-Second Amendment rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.
“I’m joining you today not just as the St. Louis congresswoman, but I’m also a survivor of gun violence who knows that Senate Republicans’ obstruction of gun violence prevention legislation, you all, is killing us!” the Democrat lawmaker continued. “It’s killing us! And they get to act like they don’t care because they want what they want, and we say no. No!”
Bush’s attempt to portray the Buffalo shooter as a right-wing extremist echoes propaganda disseminated by the mainstream media to demonize conservatives following every mass shooting.
Immediately after the shooting, Rolling Stone warned “The Buffalo Shooter Isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He’s a Mainstream Republican.”
CNN’s Brian Stelter and former ABC News correspondent Mara Shiavocampo claim Fox News and Carlson enticed the Buffalo to kill by igniting controversy around the “replacement theory.”
“We know these are violent domestic terrorists who subscribe to a group idealogy of white supremacy. … We need to start talking about these incidents in the context of domestic terrorism fuelled by white supremacist ideology,” Shiavocampo argued on CNN’s Reliable Sources. “There’s no question that outlets like Fox News are responsible, in large part, for mainstreaming these conspiracy theories that have largely been relegated in the past to the far-right fringe. So when we talk about this replacement theory, this is the idea that there is an active plot to replace white Americans with immigrants. This is something that used to be on the fringes. Tucker Carlson first spoke about it on his show more than a year ago and since then we have heard members of Congress repeat it.”
“It’s the same conspiracy theory you hear in prime time on Fox News,” Stelter added.
The New York Times also charged right-wing media with driving white men to commit mass shootings.
“Gunmen have referenced the racist idea, known as ‘replacement theory,’ during a string of mass shootings and other violence in recent years. It was once associated with the far-right fringe, but has become increasingly mainstream, pushed by politicians and popular television programs,” wrote the Times’ Troy Closson, Eduardo Medina and Jack Healy.
Despite the corporate media and Democrat Party’s effort to accuse the Buffallo murderer of being a Carlson acolyte, the gunmen was a self-described “ethno-nationalist eco-fascist national socialist.”
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 shooter even celebrated the death of “conservatism” in a crazed 180-page document he authored outlining his plan of attack.
“Ask yourself, truly, what has modern conservatism managed to conserve?” he wrote. “Not a thing has been conserved other than corporate profits and the ever-increasing wealth of the 1% that exploit the people for their own benefit. Conservatism is dead. Thank god. Now let us bury it and move on to something of worth.”
We all know you enjoy posting your propaganda, but facts are important.https://t.co/DAJxxsMqtg
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) May 16, 2022
The anti-Semitic shooter also went on a diatribe about environmentalism in his manifesto.
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
Green nationalism is the only true nationalism,” he wrote. “There is no conservatism without nature, there is no nationalism without environmentalism, the natural environment of our lands shaped us just as we shaped it. We were born from our lands and our own culture was molded by these same lands. The protection and preservation of these lands is of the same importance as the protection and preservation of our own ideals and beliefs. For too long we have allowed the left to co-opt the environmentalist movement to serve their own needs. The left has controlled all discussion regarding environmental preservation whilst simultaneously presiding over the continued destruction of the natural environment itself through mass immigration and uncontrolled urbanization, whilst offering no true solution to either issue. There is no Green future with never ending population growth, the ideal green world cannot exist in a world of 100 billion, 50 billion, or even 10 billion people. Continued immigration into Europe is environmental warfare and ultimately destructive to nature itself. The Europe of the future is not one of concrete and steel, smog and wires but a place of forests, lakes, mountains and meadows. Not a place where English is the de facto language but a place where every European language, belief and tradition is valued. Each nation and each ethnicity was molded by their own environment and if they are to be protected so must their own environments. THERE IS NO TRADITIONALISM WITHOUT ENVIRONMENTALISM.”
Just a reminder: the Buffalo shooter was a radical, racist, mentally unhinged Democrat who described himself as an "authoritarian leftist." White supremacy isn't the problem. Crazy Democrats are.
Make America Safe Again: take guns away from liberals.
— Pearson Sharp (@PearsonSharp) May 23, 2022