Fake News: Rolling Stone Labels ‘Leftist Authoritarian Eco-Fascist’ Buffalo Shooter A ‘Mainstream Republican’

In Rolling Stone‘s article “The Buffalo Shooter Isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He’s a Mainstream Republican“, the magazine attempts to frame the 18-year old Buffalo shooter as a right-wing white supremacist influenced by Fox News host Tucker Carlson and former President Donald Trump.

“The gnawing fear of a minority-white America has utterly consumed conservative politics for the past half-decade, creating a Republican party whose dual obsessions with nativism and white fertility have engendered a suite of policies engineered to change the nature of the body politic. What unites murderers like Gendron, and the long list of white supremacist attackers he cited with admiration, with the mainstream of the Republican party is the dream of a white nation,” wrote Talia Lavin.

Lavin goes on to argue that Trump’s populist politics and Fox News‘ coverage of white replacement in America set the stage for racist violence perpetrated by the likes of the Buffalo shooter.

“Donald Trump’s ascendance was a key marker of the force of white racial panic; from the moment he launched his candidacy, his overt racism set the party’s agenda, and from the very first, his rhetoric directly provoked racist violence,” Lavin wrote.

“The Republican Party’s embrace of nativism has been more of a full-on dash than a slow slide, and it has been catalyzed by the vast constellation of right-wing media. Chief among these is the juggernaut that is Fox News. As a New York Times analysis revealed, the network’s flagship prime-time show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, has an obsession with replacement theory: In more than 400 shows the newspaper analyzed, Carlson evoked the idea of forced demographic change through immigration and other methods.”

But Rolling Stone glosses over two very important facts.

First, the Buffalo shooter not only rejected conservative politics and media like Fox News, but described himself in a 180-page manifesto censored online as a “leftist authoritarian” and a “green nationalist” who subscribed to communism.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

Seeker of rabbit holes. Pessimist. Libertine. Contrarian. Your huckleberry. Possibly true tales of sanity-blasting horror also known as abject reality. Prepare yourself. Veteran of a thousand psychic wars. I have seen the fnords. Deplatformed on Tumblr and Twitter.

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