Trump, Fox News, and white nationalists

Robert Mackey connects the dots that form a deadly triangle.

Indeed, the steady drumbeat of invasion rhetoric from the network and the president over the past two years suggests that they are locked in a feedback loop, working together to generate an ever-intensifying level of paranoia and frenzy in their shared fan base.

Brandon Friedman looked at the El Paso shooter’s manifesto and draws straight lines between his words and Fox News and Trump.


  1. says

    Apparently, despite using the same rhetoric, the El Paso shooter was careful to say it wasn’t because of the Hamberdler. Instead of seeing this as a clear attempt to make sure his actions didn’t affect Orange Yeller, the online troll brigade is out there replying with that quote to every tweet that mentions the terrorist and Cheezwhizallini in the same breath.

  2. jrkrideau says

    I found this interesting.
    Uruguay Issues US Travel Warning After Mass Shootings
    The Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a travel warning Monday cautioning its citizens against going to the United States “in the face of growing indiscriminate violence.”

  3. Curt Sampson says

    One comment I found interesting in that pile o’ twits was:

    US saw what Hitler was doing and said ‘I’ll have what he’s having’

    Except it was quite the other way around. Hitler took many of his ideas from America:

    Madison Grant..was the author of a 1916 book called The Passing of the Great Race, which spread the doctrine of race purity all over the globe.

    Grant’s purportedly scientific argument that the exalted “Nordic” race that had founded America was in peril, and all of modern society’s accomplishments along with it, helped catalyze nativist legislators in Congress to pass comprehensive restrictionist immigration policies in the early 1920s. His book went on to become Adolf Hitler’s “bible,” as the führer wrote to tell him.

    The only thing that America really objected to was Hitler’s choice of fascism over democracy; that’s the reason America went and conquered Germany with an army where black and white people weren’t allowed to serve in the same units.

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