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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Rumors about the gunman and what had taken place spread widely online almost immediately after the first official reports about the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Here are three of the most prominent rumors that have spread on online platforms such as Twitter, Gab, 4chan and Reddit: 1) No, the shooting was not a staged false flag' operation. 2) No, there is no evidence that the gunman was transgender. 3) No, the gunman was not an undocumented immigrant.

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It takes a special kind of person to invent lies out of thin air to try and blunt that which was an undeniable tragedy for those involved and for all Americans who have a morsel of compassion in their hearts. The Facebook poster above has it about right:

Despicable. All 3 of these rumors are so sick, so evil, so hateful, but hey, this is our country.
Our country tis of thee, sweet land of lunacy. AR-15s we sling.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-25 09:23 PM | Reply

It's their First Amendment Rights!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-25 09:25 PM | Reply

Of course this was the crap Mao was spewing earlier.

He is the face of the trump party.

#3 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-05-25 09:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Not just Mao. Reginald/Reggie too.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-05-25 10:23 PM | Reply

How would being trans have an impact on this discussion?

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-25 10:47 PM | Reply

As a vehicle for hate speech.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-25 10:50 PM | Reply

Is there a trend of trans folks shooting up schools or something?

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-25 10:54 PM | Reply

We're an easy scapegoat. We're about 1% of the total population. People despise us so blame the trans person and not only will you deflect attention away from the real reason for the violence and 2 they'll paint is as mentally ill so the people in power won't take our right to exist seriously and subsequently marginalize even more.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-25 10:57 PM | Reply

I get that, but the logic doesn't add up. Unless trans is a variable that can be pointed to in other situations, the trans variable would not be relevant. Obviously mental health is part of the conversation, but specific to trans issues? I just don't see it. Anybody utilizing that as a vehicle for hate would easily be countered as nothing more than a bigot since the argument "trans = mental health issue" has not been evidenced in the NUMEROUS past school shootings.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-25 11:03 PM | Reply

#9

It's not supposed to make sense Rsty, it's simply a sop to the right wing's outrage de jour - which happens to be transgenderism and everything involved in making it normal and acceptable to polite society. They always try to tie whomever or whatever they're against to unambiguously abhorrent situations or actions, conflating them to deflect blame from their own complicity by proxy, and again victimize a group already being oppressed and demonized in service of their political agenda.

#10 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-25 11:14 PM | Reply

Claiming the shooter was trans is also a way to demonize Democrats/liberals, who generally tend to support trans rights. It's also a way to tie the school shooter to Democrats/liberals, who so many conservatives believe are or support pedophile groomers teaching children yadda yadda yadda.

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-05-25 11:16 PM | Reply

#11

That's what I just said... the difference being you said it in English and I said it in Roma-ese.

English translates much better. ;^)

#12 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-25 11:20 PM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY TONYROMA
#11 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

If anything, it's a decent litmus test of who on the Right is and is not a delusional bigot, in the least. I've seen them posting on other sites, bringing up the trans variable, and it's perfectly clear they're massively transphobic. It's almost as though they hope it was a transgendered individual that committed these abhorrent crimes while also ignoring there hasn't been a trans school shooter; at least that I know of.

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2022-05-25 11:23 PM | Reply

What did Gosar claim? Shooter was "a transexual leftist illegal alien":

twitter.com

There you have it: a partial list of everyone rightwing haters hate.

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-05-25 11:37 PM | Reply

Where all the tRump-humpers at?

#15 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-26 12:44 AM | Reply

Reggie ---- himself with fear and fled when I pointed out not even fox was reporting his lies as fact.

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-26 01:01 AM | Reply

"Is there a trend of trans folks shooting up schools or something?"

I know there's been at least one case in the last 5 years but I think these recent claims were an idiot test by Russians.

Big surprise a repug congressjerk failed lol

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-26 01:04 AM | Reply

Speaking of killer trans, is Caitlyn Jenner going to be at the NRA/MAGA/Klan gathering in Dallas on Friday?

#18 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-05-26 02:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 5

#3 face?

More like ass.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-26 10:09 PM | Reply

but specific to trans issues? I just don't see it.
You have to want to see it. You aren't trying hard enough.

would easily be countered as nothing more than a bigot
I'm sorry. Are you new here?

NRA/MAGA/Klan gathering in Dallas on Friday
Houston, at the George R. Brown Convention Center (of Brown and Root but that's another kettle of stinking fish altogether)
Come on Texans! You are looking all hat - no cattle. Here's your chance. Show up and run these ------------- out of town.

#20 | Posted by BluSky at 2022-05-27 01:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Given the trouble that Alex Jones of Infowars has found himself in, I wonder what media outlets would be foolish enough to promote those conspiracies.

#21 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-05-27 08:14 AM | Reply

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