(Tea Party 247) – The Democrats had their preferred narrative about the El Paso and Dayton shootings all picked out for them before they even knew the facts.
So they most certainly could not be bothered to revise that narrative once the facts came out.
And God forbid that they measure their narrative up against actual data and statistics about say, mass shootings or white supremacy.
That would just be far too honest!
Data from Mass Shooting Tracker, which is a widely referred-to source by media outlets, reveals that data on race for this year’s mass shooters sharply contradicts what you’re currently being led to believe by cable news pundits.
Only a minority of shooters are actually white, leading one to believe that most mass shootings aren’t perpetrated by white supremacists.
The data reveals that 51% of mass shooters in 2019 were black, 29% were white, and 11% were Latino.
Journalist Daniel Greenfield gathered this data, which confirms that mass shootings are far from a “white” phenominon.
He notes that while nearly all the media attention was given to El Paso and Dayton, 60 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, who just last week was the recipient of the majority of the media coverage after Dems claimed it was racist of Trump to point out the city’s rat infestation, reached it’s 200th murder victim of the year.
200th. And it’s only August.
Greenfield quotes Rep. Ilhan Omar, CNN’s Don Lemon, and Newsweek, all of whom have claimed that white people pose the largest mass shooter threat and have carried out more mass shootings than any other group.
Clearly, this is not the case for 2019.
“Looking at the data from the Mass Shooting Tracker, widely utilized by the media, as of this writing, of the 72 mass shooters, perpetrators in shootings that killed or wounded 4 or more people, whose race is known, 21 were white, 37 were black, 8 were Latino, and 6 were members of other groups,” writes Greenfield
“51% of mass shooters in 2019 were black, 29% were white, and 11% were Latino. Three mass shooters were Asian, two were American Indian and one was Arab,” he explains.
Many mass shootings in majority-black areas in which the victims were black also are still unsolved, meaning that the figures, if anything, are “vastly understated.”
Summit News notes:
The white population of the U.S. is around 61 per cent, African-Americans make up just shy of 13 per cent and Hispanics around 18 per cent.
Most mass shootings (where there are 4 or more victims) are gang-related shootings. By excising these shootings from the record, the media is able to pin the blame on white people.
Separate stats compiled by Statista of mass shootings between 1982 and August 2019 in the United States show that mass shootings by ethnicity and race are broadly in line with demographics, meaning white people are not overrepresented as mass shooters.
There are “no clear patterns between the socio-economic or cultural background of mass shooters,” according to Statista.
None of this matters of course because facts stopped being important years ago and everything is based on narrative and emotion.