Tag: Mass Shooting

Leaked Memo Reveals GOP Strategy for Mass Shootings: Minimize White Supremacy, Blame Left

Image: iStock In an attempt to control the narrative around mass shootings in the United States, a leaked memo reveals the GOP’s strategy in doing so: Point the finger at the left and minimize the role of white supremacy at all costs. The Tampa Bay Times has the scoop: Congressional Republicans recently circulated talking points […]

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Tucker Carlson’s Ad Sales Are Tanking Thanks to His Appalling Racism

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The pushback against Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s blatant on-air racism is continuing to affect the company’s bottom line as companies pull more ads from Carlson’s show. Carlson took a little vacation this week after launching into a wildly deceptive rant on Tuesday in which he claimed that the dangers […]

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After the Latest Pair of Mass Shootings, Betty White Has Become a Meme and White People Aren’t Happy About It

Photo: Jesse Grant (Getty Images for NATAS) Betty White is a national treasure. The comedian and actress has been doing the damn thing since what feels like the dawn of time, and even at 97 years of age she still makes it a point to bless us all with her trademark spunk and sass. Advertisement […]

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8Chan, Breeding Ground for White Supremacist Shooters Goes Dark; Founder Says Pull the Plug Permanently

Photo: iStock In a move that is deeply decent and sensical, a technology company has announced that it will no longer be complicit in white supremacist hatred by pulling the plug on services for 8chan, a website that has become the stomping grounds for mass murderers. The Washington Post reports that an announcement from CloudFlare […]

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An Army Soldier Is Being Called a Hero for Saving Children During the El Paso Shooting. He Just Wants to Forget What Happened

Screenshot: BBC An army private is being heralded as a hero for his role in saving kids caught in the mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, this weekend. Still, his recollection of the shooting highlights the deep trauma gun and police violence have left on this country. In interviews with multiple […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Objectively True Information’ About Mass Shootings Is Worthless

This weekend, Twitter flooded with reactions to the two mass shootings El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. There was outrage at Congress’s inaction on gun control, and the white supremacist rhetoric espoused by right-wing politicians, right-wing media, and one of the shooters. Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had a different take: people die all the […]

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Ohio Lawmaker Blames Mass Shootings on Weed, Trans People, Fatherlessness, and That’s Not All

Candice KellerScreenshot: YouTube In the stretchiest stretching of all logic that can be remotely elongated, this might be the biggest stretch of all time by a Republican attempting to blame a mass shooting on anything but bigotry, white supremacy, mental illness or “video games.” After shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas left 29 […]

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I Played Grand Theft Auto V Nightly for 3 Years. Here’s a List of Things I Never Did as a Result

Photo: Rockstar Games In trying to shift the blame of white domestic terrorism from the actual white people committing it and the “president” who champions and enables it, there has been a lot of talk about the dangers of video games. Listen. I played one of the most violent video games, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto […]

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White Supremacist President Blames Media, Internet, and Video Games for Mass Shootings, Says Nothing about Guns

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) If you expected the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, by two white domestic terrorists (at least one of whom is alleged to be a white supremacist, but neither will be named here, because fuck them), that left some 29 people dead to sway the president […]

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Cloudflare Says It Won’t Ban 8chan, a Hotbed for Terrorist Manifestos

Over the weekend, a white supremacist killed 20 people in an El Paso Walmart. Before the terrorist attack, he posted a so-called manifesto to the anonymous message board 8chan. He was the third shooter to do so recently; the others were the Christchurch and Poway synagogue attackers. In response, internet infrastructure company Cloudflare is facing […]

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#WhiteSupremacistTerrorism: Hashtag Takes Over Twitter After Latest Pair of Mass Shootings

Melody Stout and Hannah Payan comfort each other during a vigil for victims of the shooting that occurred earlier in the day at a shopping center, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas.Photo: John Loche (AP Photo) With the encouragement of our President, America has gone to great lengths to paint minorities as criminals, […]

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Virginia Beach Shooter Resigned from His Engineering Job Before Rampage Despite Good Standing

Image: Getty Images DeWayne Craddock, the 40-year-old engineer who officials say murdered 12 people at the government building where he worked in Virginia Beach, Va., submitted a formal letter of regulation from his post as an engineer for the city, according to the Washington Post. Police arrived at the building within minutes of a call […]

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At Least 11 Dead In Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

Screenshot: NBC At least 11 people were killed in a mass shooting in Virginia Beach, VA, on Friday, law enforcement officials said. Police said that at least six others have been injured, that the suspected shooter has died, and that the suspect was an employee of the city. Advertisement The shooting took place at the […]

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At Least 12 Dead In Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

Photo: AP At least 12 people were killed in a mass shooting in Virginia Beach, VA, on Friday, law enforcement officials said. Police said that at least four others were injured, that the suspected shooter has died, and that the suspect was an employee of the city. Advertisement The shooting took place at the Virginia […]

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