Jeremy Joseph Christian kills two in an anti-Muslim rampage on a train in Portland, Oregon.
Word gets out that Christian was a “white supremacist”. Media assume that means “Right Wing Pro-Trump Hate Criminal” – and brows are furrowed as our high priests of knowledge obsess over What It All Means.
Writing for Willamette Week, Corey Pein said he interviewed Christian during [a “Free Speech” march in Portland], and the alleged killer chanted the n-word and threw Nazi salutes. Pein writes that amid Christian’s rants about Jews on Facebook, he expressed support for Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein for president. The Willamette Week writer describes that as a “distraction” others will seize upon as they contradict the narrative of Christian as a real white supremacist.
Simple fact – and Berg’s 19th Law has controlling legal authority, here – is that Christian was a nihilist, if you want to credit it as an actual train of thought, and apparently deeply mentally ill if you don’t.
Either way? The mainstream media promptly lost interest.