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Rolling Stone Calls Buffalo Suspect 'Republican,' Humiliated When Manifesto Proves That's a Lie

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16.05.2022

After the mass recent shooting in a New York grocery store, left-wing magazine Rolling Stone quickly pushed out a story claiming that the shooter is a “mainstream Republican.” But the claim is simply false as is evident by the suspect’s own social media posts and the “manifesto” he wrote detailing his beliefs.

The Rolling Stone piece, written by Talia Lavin, is counterfactually headlined, “The Buffalo Shooter Isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He’s a Mainstream Republican.”

It contends that all the racist hatred in accused shooter Payton Gendron’s manifesto is widespread among Republican voters.

The Buffalo shooter isn’t a “lone wolf.” He’s a mainstream Republican. https://t.co/1ZdMSWG7Gp

— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 15, 2022

At the center of her premise, Lavin notes that in his writings, the 18-year-old blasted so-called Great Replacement Theory.

“He was an adherent of what is called Great Replacement Theory, the idea that white people, in the United States and white-majority countries around the world, are being systematically, deliberately outbred and ‘replaced’ by immigrants and ethnic minorities, in a deliberate attempt to rid the world of whiteness,” she wrote.

“It’s a conspiracy theory that has inspired terror attacks in New Zealand and Pittsburgh, San Diego, and El Paso – an ideology that marries demographic panic with the idea of a cunning, nefarious plot,” Lavin said.

“Reading through the document, what struck me hardest, however, was how very close the killer’s ideas were to the American mainstream – the white-hot core of American politics.”

First, Lavin is incorrect to use the word “adherent.” Adherent means “supporter,” and Gendron is the opposite of a supporter of the “Great Replacement Theory.” He is a self-avowed racist who is........

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