October 6, 2017

Rush Limbaugh was on the radio trying to make the case that Stephen Paddock could have been either an active anti-Trumper or an ISIS terrorist, or perhaps both.

To be fair, Limbaugh never said he actually believes this. He was just, y'know, throwing it out there.

The Las Vegas massacre has now reached the full politicization stage as a motive continues to be elusive. There are people however who don’t think the motive is elusive. There are people who think the motive is known and because it’s not preferred by certain personages and affiliations, that it is not being announced.

There are two ongoing theories of motivation that I have been able to determine are the, quote, unquote, most popular. One of them is that the guy is, in fact, a Never Trumper or that his girlfriend is....

So one of the theories is that this guy was targeting Trump supporters with the prejudicial belief that a country-western concert would draw and attract mostly Trump supporters. There are others who believe that the guy had become radicalized by militant Islam.

There is a video out there. You remember shortly after Trump was inaugurated all of those women that took to the streets of America wearing those vagina hats, except they didn’t call them vagina hats. They called them the pussai hats. Well, Pamela Geller has found a video and done some still shots where she thinks the guy, the shooter, was wearing one of those hats at an anti-Trump rally.

I’ve looked at it, and I do not know. From what I see, I couldn’t confirm it, but there are others that are trying to make the case, and that the girlfriend was there very nearby and also in the shots, and she was holding anti-Trump signs or what have you.

Geller is not expressing nearly as much skepticism. Her Monday post about this was headlined "Footage of Vegas Attacker Stephen Paddock at an Anti-Trump Protest." There is much analysis of the video, by Geller and the man who originally posted it, Steven Haffley, in this and a follow-up post that went up yesterday.

But Haffley, whose original post was taken down by YouTube, has now reposted the video. His original title was "Footage of Stephen Paddock at an Anti-Trump Protest?" Now it's "No This Is Not Footage of Stephen Paddock at an Anti-Trump Protest!" (see above)

In the description field, Haffley posts a link to another video in which he says that he's contacted a local journalist who assures him that the man in the video isn't Paddock.

Haffley has rejected his original thesis -- but Geller hasn't withdrawn anything she's posted.

Will Limbaugh tell his listeners that the guy who posted the video doesn't think it's the real thing?


Originally published at No More Mister Nice Blog

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