We want to be careful when it comes to assigning motive for the Sutherland Springs attack, especially before the facts are in (see Hero Who Chased Down San Antonio Shooter: “Act Now, Ask Questions Later…”). However, check out this report from Daily Mail and replace the word ‘atheist’ with ‘NRA member.’
Let me know how this would be reported by the press at large.
Former classmates say Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, who stormed First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and opened fire on Sunday, was ‘creepy’, ‘crazy’ and ‘weird’.
Nina Rose Nava, who went to school with the gunman, wrote on Facebook: ‘In (sic) in complete shock! I legit just deleted him off my fb cause I couldn’t stand his post.
‘He was always talking about how people who believe in God we’re stupid and trying to preach his atheism’
Christopher Leo Longoria replied: ‘I removed him off FB for those same reasons! He was being super nagtive (sic) all the timd (sic).’
Again, let’s not jump to too many conclusions. There’s too much of that already:
Don’t believe the fake memes and clickbait sites out there. No confirmation that shooter was Antifa, converted Muslim or ANY of that yet.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) November 6, 2017
But imagine the coverage had the headline been Classmates: San Antonio Shooter was NRA Member Who Mocked Hillary.
So much media hypocrisy.