VOX POPULI: CONSERVATIVE MEDIA REPORTS ON THE MASS SHOOTING AT EMMANUEL AME CHURCH IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
The conservative blogosphere has already taken steps back from the early comments made by their readers.
Breitbart, the most widely read conservative news blog has a headline that places the phrase hate crime, which this event is being called by SLED and the FBI based on witness and victim statements in quotes. Some at that site are still openly hoping that the shoot is a Muslim and not a white person. While at least one spewed anti-Semitic vitriol in their comment.
Jim Hoft at the Gateway Pundit, who reported extensively about the riots in Ferguson and in Baltimore, reported as many did in error that the photographer taken into custody was the shooter. A commneter named David Ross posted “Yeah I ain’t buying it yet. Some crackhead liberal I bet.” Numerous conspiracy theories about this crime abound in the comments there.
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs has nothing at all about the shooting on her page.
CNS News commenters appear to be angry that this story takes precedence over the shootings of two people in Chicago last night One joked that the shooter likely self identifies as being black a dig at former Spokane NAACP preside t Rachel Dolezal.