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What the Mainstream Media Won’t Report About the Santa Barbara Killer’s Politics

Written By : Cassy Fiano
May 27, 2014

Whenever some madman goes on a killing spree — the Aurora theater shooting, the Newtown massacre, the shooting that injured Gabrielle Giffords — the media almost immediately begins describing the shooter as a conservative with far-right political views, with bonus points if they also label him as a veteran with PTSD. A veteran suffering from PTSD who worships Rush Limbaugh may sound brilliant to the drive-by media, but it’s hardly ever true — in fact, these shooters usually end up having progressive, liberal political views, which the media is carefully ignoring in the case of Elliot Rodger, the Santa Barbara shooter.

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As the Gateway Pundit reported, the deranged shooter’s YouTube channel was subscribed to many shows including those having to do with video games, but this was the only political show he was a fan of:

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This was the same YouTube account where Rodger posted his despicable ramblings about being unable to have a relationship with women and his plan for his “Day of Retribution.”

The Young Turks channel is very popular among the left, sporting more than a billion views while spouting left-wing vitriol like the following:

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Now, am I saying that somehow this left-wing show is to blame for the murders? No – but that’s exactly what they can’t wait to say about conservatism even when there’s absolutely no evidence for it.

How about ABC’s Brian Ross trying to call the Batman Killer a Tea Party member? Or when the media scrubbed the manifesto of cop-killing Chris Dorner of leftist themes?

Many of the people who perpetrate these mass killings do seem to hold more left-wing views — but they also often have serious mental illnesses that their families either weren’t able to receive help for, or were undiagnosed. But the difference between conservatives and the left-wing media is that conservatives don’t immediately rush to hold someone’s political views accountable for the atrocities they commit.

Also see: The 25 Best Quotes About Liberals

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