A white, middle-aged gunman, in what appears to be a politically motivated anti-government attack linked to immigration, fired more than a hundred rounds at buildings in downtown Austin early Friday and tried to set fire to the Mexican consulate before he died of a gunshot wound.
The Austin police chief offered this:
“If you look at the targets, it doesn’t take a genius (to suggest) that that is the potential,” Acevedo said.
“I would venture that political rhetoric might have fed into some of this, but that is speculation on my part,” he added.
Look, even if this turns out to be the first time the MSM was correct about one of these things (I remain skeptical), the USA Today headline was irresponsible given the fact that Chief Acevedo used a host of qualifying words when offering his opinion.
It’s important after all of the nationwide Ferguson protests this week that media get the “only right-wingers are violent” false narrative back on track, however. Look for this shooter to become the only news in America for several days on the off chance the police chief’s speculation proves to be true.