Far-right activist, white supremacist, bigot extraordinaire Milo Yiannopoulos:
“I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight.”
Well, yesterday Mr. Y got his wish, and I hold him at least partly responsible for the five deaths of journalists at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
Donald Trump, by the way, sent his insincere, meaningless ‘thoughts and prayers’, just like he always does, despite the fact that he is also partly to blame for calling the media “the enemy of the people”.
And guess what, folks? The shooter, the murderer, was not a Muslim, not a Mexican, not an immigrant. He was a homegrown white male in his 30s.
Details are still vague or unreleased, but it is not too early to point some fingers, and two of mine to to the ‘gentlemen’ aforementioned, for they gave license for this heinous act. One Twitter user, I thought, said everything that needed to be said:
“Don’t even bother pretending to care about the victims of gun violence or violence against members of the press until you get your hands out of the NRA’s pocket and stop referring to the media as the “enemy of the people”.Mass shootings, attacks on media … when and where does it end?