August 7, 2019
Some journalists are complaining after outlets such as CNN reported on what appeared to be the Dayton, Ohio, shooter’s now-suspended Twitter account, which contained far-left and pro-Antifa rhetoric.
Nine people died and 26 were injured following a shooting in downtown Dayton Sunday.
“Journalists are literally throwing hissy fits over the factual reporting of Dayton shooters social media account,” blogger Stephen Miller tweeted.
The Dayton shooter appears to have had a Twitter where he called himself a “leftist,” tweeted out against gun control, hailed Satan and retweeted pro-Antifa content. News outlets reported on the account, which is suspended. Journalists from NBC News, The Daily Beast and more condemned the reporting on Twitter, alleging that outlets were claiming this shooter was “politically motivated.”
“It’s beyond irresponsible to use the Dayton shooter’s lefty Twitter to assign a political motive,” Brandy Zadrozny, an NBC News reporter, tweeted. “The far right would like to equate Dayton to El Paso. Don’t let them.”
A mass shooting left 22 people dead and injured over two dozen others at an El Paso, Texas, shopping area Saturday. The alleged El Paso shooter is believed to have published a manifesto against immigration.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 2:38 am