With all the leftist winds of anti-gun rights raging after shootings, it’s hard to separate truth from fact. Journalists are supposed to do this thing called “fact checking” whereby they validate information before blasting it over the interwebs (see Fake News Says Melania Orders the Death of Historic Tree. Actually, the Tree is Dying and Dangerous…). Alas, here we are.
Information has been circulating among leftist cesspits, saying that Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland School shooter, was a white supremacist. A nationalist group in Tallahassee Florida claimed ownership of the evil soul and his actions. Now, law enforcement is saying the information is totes fishy.
Leon County law enforcement sources told the Tallahassee Democrat that they could not find information linking Cruz, 19, to the Republic of Florida Militia, as first reported by the group’s self-proclaimed leader Jordan Jereb.
Jereb said Cruz was a member of the group and had participated in paramilitary training drills in Tallahassee.
Jereb, a self-described “right-wing extremist nut,” faced charges in 2016 after threatening a high-ranking staff member of Gov. Rick Scott’s office. Jereb is known to ride a bike through neighborhoods wearing paramilitary garb and stand at the side of the road with an ROF flag. He has filmed numerous run-ins with law enforcement in Tallahassee in which he consistently tells officers when he is stopped, “I’m a free man traveling the land.”
If this guy doesn’t sound like a rambling lunatic, Pelosi doesn’t have the most worked-on face in politics.
After claims of white supremacy, the same Jereb walked back on his claims. He probably felt the water around him coming to a boil more than the crawdads in his crockpot.
Jordan Jereb, the ADL's source on the Florida shooter's ties to white supremacist groups, is now backtracking on Gab, claiming that he lied, or was underslept and made a mistake.
Local law enforcement are now saying there are "no known ties" between Cruz and Jereb. pic.twitter.com/wvU4wN2B1z
— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) February 15, 2018
Funny. No one listens to a lunatic when he says he wants to shoot up a school, but everyone listens to a lunatic if he has connections with white supremacists. Building the narrative while ignoring mental health. Brownie points to the left for multitasking.
Liberal news mediums picked up the white supremacist angle quickly, including Newsweek, Salon, the Denver Post, and ABC news. They all stated Nikolas Cruz participated in training drills with Jereb’s crew. As fact.
We’ll give credit where credit’s due: some reporters weren’t buying the white supremacy Koolaid.
Good thread here, with reasons for caution on this story. I've grown more skeptical over the last few hours… https://t.co/jSC7PwGKBO
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 15, 2018
Another point: SPLC wrote in 2014 that the group’s “captain” really wants attention: "While almost every neo-Nazi, militiaman, nativist and racist despises the Intelligence Report, Jereb wanted desperately to be mentioned in these pages. He flooded us with pleas for attention."
— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) February 15, 2018
Of course, Nikolas could still be a member of a white supremacist group. Law enforcement hasn’t yet found any connection. Though the chances Nikolas is a white supremacist are looking micro. The chances someone with the name Jereb will be a cult leader— pretty likely.
Liberal media is quick to pick up a story which fits their “all white people are evil and must be destroyed” narrative. They’re so stretched for evidence that they’re willing to take second-hand information and preach it as gospel truth. Except they hate the gospel, because those darn crazy Christians. So just truth.
Another possibility is, right-wingers posing as white supremacists were trolling the media. Or Jereb wanted to get his fifteen minutes of MSNBC. Either way, the liberal media’s childlike intellect is something to giggle about.