Conservative media outlets including Fox News have described immigration as an “invasion” and “replacement” on hundreds of occasions over the past few years.
The gunman suspected of killing 22 people in an August 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas warned of a “Hispanic invasion” of Texas and said that in committing the shooting, he was “simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement” in a manifesto published to 8chan.
A recent New York Times analysis of conservative media found “hundreds of examples of language, ideas and ideologies that overlapped with the mass killer’s written statement.”
Even after the El Paso shooting, Fox News hosts have continued to use the language of “invasion” to describe immigration, with host Tucker Carlson further arguing that white supremacy is “a hoax” that doesn’t exist.
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Conservative media outlets including Fox News have described immigration as an “invasion” and “replacement” on hundreds of occasions over the past few years, using the same language invoked by the suspected El Paso mass shooter.
On August 3, the suspected gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas Wal-mart, killing 22 people and injuring dozens of others. In a 2,300-word manifesto the shooter is …read more
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