by: JD Heyes
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
If you’ve managed to stomach coverage by the mass media of the El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, shootings last weekend, one common theme you have likely heard is that nearly all mass shootings in the United States this year — more than 200 of them — have been committed by young white ‘domestic terrorists.’
It’s a lie. There is no other way to say it. Stay tuned for an explanation as to why.
First of all, the coverage. This lie was begun by the “old Gray lady” — The New York Times — where the rest of the mass media get their marching orders. The headline gives away the tone of the Editorial Board’s sentiments: “We have a White Nationalist Terrorist Problem.”
Not just terrorism. ‘White Nationalist’ terrorism.
The Wall Street Journal fed into the myth with this piece, “White Nationalists Post Challenge to Investigators.” The gist of this story is “white nationalists” are everywhere but they are so covert that they are hard to spot:
The shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed at least 31 people over the weekend left authorities searching for how to confront the challenges posed by mass violence and domestic terrorism, especially attacks driven by white-nationalist ideologies.
And so on.
But one researcher who took the time to actually investigate “mass shootings” and their origins discovered something that the blatantly dishonest mass media won’t report: The vast majority of mass shooters are not white.