Liar, liar: CNN’s Van Jones retweets lie about mass shooters being Republican

Liar, liar: CNN’s Van Jones retweets lie about mass shooters being Republican

[Ed. – Keeping it fake.]

On Wednesday, CNN’s Van Jones, a gun control proponent, retweeted a statement from one @LaurieShoe that was in fact a complete lie about the identities of those responsible for mass shootings:

Actually, it’s simply untrue that being “Republican” is a common denominator for mass shooters. We don’t know the political affiliation of most mass shooters – most aren’t overtly political. And there have been just as many overtly political Leftist mass shooters in the last year as supposed Republicans – even if you count the Parkland shooter as a “Republican,” you’d certainly have to count the Congressional baseball game shooter as a Democrat.

But Van Jones retweeted this nonsense anyway.

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The media are covering themselves in glory with their coverage of the Parkland shooting. Within the last 24 hours alone, CNN’s Chris Cuomo already retweeted a false account about illegally buying an AR-15; CNN’s Anderson Cooper talked about how the media should graphically describe shooting victims, with no reference to how other victims of crime (or abortion) should be described; The Huffington Post ran a false headline smearing me personally; CBS News had to withdraw its own headline about it being easier to buy guns than buy certain medicines.

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