Dems, Media: Trans Community, Audrey Hale Are the Real Victims of the Nashville Massacre
NBC News: “Fear pervades Tennessee’s trans community amid focus on Nashville shooter’s gender identity: ‘We were already fearing for our lives. Now, it’s even worse.'”
Compounding the absolute senselessness of the mass shooting that took place Monday at a privately-owned Nashville Christian elementary school has been the predictable yet infuriating behavior of the mainstream media, who early on made respecting the now-deceased murderer Audrey Hale’s gender identity preferences a major focus in their early “reporting” on what happened.
Hale, a 28-year-old former student of the school, murdered six people including three nine-year-old children during her rampage before Metro Nashville police officers responded to the scene, located her, and shot her, killing her. Hale reportedly identified as “he/him” according to social media profiles and people who knew her.
Because of that intense media focus on Hale’s pronoun preferences, the right picked up on it and speculated about her possible motives, wondering if perhaps Hale’s LGBTQ status might have been a motivating factor for her to target a Christian school.
In turn, the press and Democrats both have tried to turn Hale and the transgender community into the “real victims” of the Nashville mass shooting, as evidenced by the below stories:
Fear pervades Tennessee's trans community amid focus on Nashville shooter's gender identity: “We were already fearing for our lives. Now, it’s even worse.” https://t.co/dftpoDE5C2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 28, 2023
After school shooting, some trans Tennesseans face backlash https://t.co/yl5asDj7SW pic.twitter.com/I34mne0BFQ
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 31, 2023
MSNBC's @AliVelshi: "Trans people are already more likely to experience violence simply because they're trans, so the Right focusing on that is uniquely dangerous & we have to respond to that … So maybe it’s not mental health or video games or hormones. Maybe it’s the guns." pic.twitter.com/Ttcsjibn8g
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 29, 2023
Yea, @CNN must be proud of Oliver Darcy.
Today he prattles on how unfair it was for "right-wing media" for pointing out the shooter was transgender.
Not a peep on the rest of the media blaming GOP laws, a Christmas photo, the Christian school, and more. pic.twitter.com/lkj5CvM3IE
— Brad Slager: Just Watching Walls Moving Out… (@MartiniShark) March 29, 2023
CBS News even went so far as to bar their staff from mentioning Hale’s transgender status in their stories:
“The shooter’s gender identity has not been confirmed by CBS News,” the network’s executives insisted in a Tuesday memo obtained by The Post. “As such, we should avoid any mention of it as it has no known relevance to the crime. Should that change, we can and will revisit.”
The CBS News directive was delivered on a Tuesday morning editorial call by Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, the executive vice president of newsgathering, and Claudia Milne, the senior vice president of standards and practices, according to sources close to the Tiffany Network.
“Right now we advise saying: POLICE IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECT AS A 28-YEAR-OLD AUDREY HALE, WHO [sic] THEY SHOT AND KILLED AT THE SCENE,” the Tuesday memo said. “And move on to focus on other important points of the investigation, community and solutions.
CBS execs bar the word ‘transgender’ from reports on Nashville shooter: ‘This is not journalism’https://t.co/6FrXgujuRw
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 30, 2023
Naturally, the Biden White House got in on the action in talking about how the “trans community… are under attack right now”:
JEAN-PIERRE: "Anti-trans bills as they attacks trans kids…trans parents. It is shameful…
Our hearts go out to the trans community, as they are under attack right now." pic.twitter.com/SZ50SO9Sv8
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 30, 2023
Perhaps most despicable of all, however, was footage that began circulating hours after the Tennessee “transurrection” took place Thursday. In it, you hear someone who is presumably one of the “protest” organizers encouraging people to hold up seven fingers in what sounded like an apparent attempt at declaring Hale as the seventh victim of the Monday shooting massacre she orchestrated.
“Every death is a tragedy, y’all. Seven lives,” the person can be heard stating as numerous people in the crowd held up seven fingers.
"Seven Fingers, Seven Victims" — TN Capitol Protesters Appear to Include Trans Shooter Among the Victims pic.twitter.com/vCd1tAYwWb
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 31, 2023
This is just nuts, blood boiling. One can only imagine the pain this will cause family members of the actual victims in the event any of them see it.
The trans community is not responsible for a mass murder committed by one member of that community, but this preemptive attempt by the press to also make them them the victims (often at the expense of focusing on the actual victims) is completely backwards. https://t.co/Q1pUEcnD4k
— AG (@AGHamilton29) March 31, 2023
For the record, here are the real victims of Hale’s mass shooting spree:
Despite the media spin, these are the real victims:
Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, lower left
Hallie Scruggs, 9, lower middle
William “Will” Kinney, 9, lower right
Mike Hill, custodian, 61
Katherine Koonce, school head, 60, top left
Cynthia Peak, substitute teacher, 61, top right pic.twitter.com/q5CxxADW1U
— MrCasey (@MrCasey62) March 31, 2023
Remember them and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers, and say a prayer for this country, too, while you’re at it. Because based on what we’ve seen play out in it starting on Monday, it desperately needs it.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —
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These lunatics are utterly sick.
They are literally portraying a CHILD-KILLER as a ‘victim’.
So who still thinks that we should just ‘be the bigger people’ with these freaks?
Remember these same people support abortion. Child killing to them is normal.
National divorce seems to be the best plan.
Not to say how sick they are to destroy a kids body permanently.
“Seven Fingers, Seven Victims.”
What nonsense. The three children and three adults are the victims, not the shooter.
This is like saying that someone killing the parents is a victim because now she is an orphan.
The truth is a victim here. Because the gender bender community wants to hide the fact that a mentally unstable woman who thinks she is a man entered a school which she new was lacking in security, with the sole purpose of unaliving children. Premeditated murder to say the least.
this crazy woman acted as a free agent, NO ONE forced or pressured her to DO anything. As far as we know thus far, no one was even paying her to do this.
I know she would reject this which follows, but HER rejecting it matters naught to me. So I will say it anyway: the God who made her, and made her female, has issued a very clear command to ALL the people He has created: DO NOT MURDER. She ignored that. nd murdered anyway, waving her fist at God. That same God has said something else about murder, perhaps something she either ignored or somehow calculated did not apply to HER. Here it is:
Whoever by their own hand sheds the blood of another, by the hand of man (not gender specific here, read HUMAN) SHALL (imperative mode here..MUST be done) their own blood be shed.
In short, you murder, you die.
Maybe she thought she was so spayshul she would be exempted.
Good work, Nashville Police. Justice was administered, and that right quickly. Had the very welcome side effect of stopping the body count right there at six.. far too many but could easily have been many more. She had the firepower and means to kill everyone inside that school.
“We were already fearing for our lives. Now, it’s even worse.”
Well, get your own house in order and rein in your own nutjobs.
Don’t do stupid, evil $#!+ like killing other people or throwing increasingly violent temper tantrums when others refuse to cater to your warped view of reality.
Or be prepared for the entirely predictable results when you do.
Hold on a sec, how exactly were they supposed to do that? How could they possibly have prevented this nutjob from doing what she did? You’re right about everything else, but not this. By celebrating her and making her a victim they’re retroactively making themselves her accomplices, and by all means blame them for that. By identifying with her they’re taking the blood of those six victims on their heads. But they could not have prevented it even if they’d wanted to.
Well they encouraged this and hope more of these incidents to happen…. The Trans Day of Vengeance springs to mind as does the increasingly popular trans tee shirts which are a line of actual assault weapons. It is extremely common for any peaceful protest of drag shows, the pushing of the agenda in schools etc to be met with violence from trans groups…. And that is worldwide…It is how they react … it is their go to move. So yes they DO need to get their house in order and they ARE responsible.
How about the family looking at deteriorating mental health and seeking a commitment hearing?
Just holding them to their own standard Milhouse, just holding them to their own standards. If they blame all whites for racism, even where none exists, we claim the right to blame all transgender for the crimes of one.
When they look at the individual who commits evil without holding everyone to blame, we will grant them the same courtesy. Until then, the entire house of gender benders is responsible to get their house in order.
The Left would say stoichastic terrorism. If it fits….
Uhhhhh….. I”ve seen pieces reporting that this female had been displaying behaviour indicating a very strong likelihood she would commit some sort of violence against herself or others. Her own MOther was one who reportd such behaviour. too bad she did not ACT on her hints and DO something to head it off. Laws are in place totake “troubled” people and see what goes with them, particularly when they exhibit violent tendencies, as she certainly had.
Sooooo, is it bad that smearing a group for what someone who kinda looks like them did, or which group is smeared makes it bad?
Asking for an identity group that sometimes offends all the right people by acting like one
Ever notice how demons in the Bible always refer to themselves as ‘they/them/us’?
They call evil, good, and good, evil. We are at war. Prepare accordingly. Your children’s lives literally depend upon it.
It’s more than mental illness. It’s demonic possession.
Mistreat a trans and give license to kill.
According to diverse Progressive sects, it was her legal… ethical Choice to exercise liberal license to perform human rites in order to relieve “burdens” for social, redistributive, clinical, political, criminal, and fair weather equity.
Notice how none of these oddities unalive people like them?
She was tolerated, not celebrated. The trans- activists, politically congruent (“=”), and domain experts affirming psychiatric dysphoria pushed her over the edge to open a mass abortion field.
So, asking for a friend. Does mistreatment of a trannie also include pointing it out that they are mentally unstable?
IMHO, everyone who publishes their preferred pronouns has some degree of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Otherwise, why are they concerned about how people refer to them in the 3rd person? Who thinks they’re constantly being discussed?
Secondly, when will we see the headline: “Lawful gun owners are in fear of their Constitutionally guaranteed rights,” whenever there’s a mass shooting? How many times have we found that the “lone wolf” was a “known wolf”? In this particular case, the killer somehow slipped past the required FBI background check. Instead of constantly harping about the nonexistent “gun show loophole,” try enhancing the existing tools.
Finally, Ali Velshi is a leftist nut. “Trans people are already more likely to experience violence simply because they’re trans…”. Says who? It appears that our whole society (all the way to the top!) is bending over backwards to pretend transsexual behavior is somehow normal—to the point that women’s sports are poisoned across the board.
Raymond Ibrahim accurately observed in a recent essay that the same misguided hand-wringing, sympathy expression and fallacious victimhood/grievance-posturing that the Dumb-o-crat media lapdogs/lackeys/propagandists are engaging in, after this contemptible and evil act of tranny terrorism, mirror the same antics that these idiots engage in following an act of terrorism committed by a Muslim.
Also, the excuse that murder was the only way raise consciousness of this or that plight. What is the main method of advancement…. direct action, intimidation, and as 0bama said… make people feel uncomfortable…death sure fits. The manifesto is either a looney one or based on core beliefs of HER community. When the White House talked only of the trans… it was an “all clear” to continue on. The 6 dead are stepping stones to their perfect world.
Murder to “raise consciousness”, or consciousness-raising to cover murder?
What the left is doing is desenitizing murder of political opponents. (Thanks, Jane Fonda.)
There’s no coming back from this and remaining a 50-state union.
Can we just cut to the chase and call this what it is?? She’s the executioner for the cause. No different than that detritus Ernesto Guevara.
I would also say that she has been given Martyr status for the cause.
“Seven Fingers, Seven Lives”
“We were already fearing for our lives. Now, it’s even worse.”
“Our hearts go out to the trans community, as they are under attack right now.”
Nothing shows the clinical insanity of these muppets better than their public behavior.
You know who is really oppressed right now, by actual government agents with real guns? MAGA conservatives, today’s so-called “racists, nazis, and supremacists.” Grandmothers, preachers, bow-tied college activists.
What do conservatives do when we feel oppressed? We go Gray Man. We slide under the radar. We carry… concealed. We convert fiat into metal. We dig wells and plant food gardens. We limit our social media. We harden our fences and our families. We discuss “philosophy” only with those we intimately trust.
What do transes do when they “feel oppressed?” They dye their hair fluorescent safety orange, organize parades with floats and elephants, pull lattes at Starbucks while dressed like Panem nobility, walk the streets armored like Master Chief, show up at libraries in obscene demon costumes to exhibit themselves to kids, cheat actual women out of athletic achievements on camera, invade state legislatures en masse, and whine about how endangered they are because everybody hates them for no good reason.
Hey, you poor oppressed bastards, here’s a tip: If you had just gone about your business in an everyday manner — without shoving it into everybody else’s faces 24/7/365 — you’d be living the good life today. We — who are actually in the closet today — are not asking you to join us there. All we’re saying is, if you want to feel safe from threat, cancel your damn parades and shut up with the f*g trumpets.
I am not anti-trans. On the contrary, I have a fair number of trans friends, and I respect their choices and address them as they prefer to be addressed, because that is the polite thing to do. Deliberately addressing them in ways that will hurt their feelings would just be rude. The only way they would know that I don’t actually accept their delusion as the truth is if they ask me explicitly, and if they do that then they should be prepared to hear an honest answer whatever it might be.
But the trans people I know are all reasonable adults, who transitioned (or didn’t, I don’t ask because it’s none of my business) as adults, having carefully considered the options and decided that this was the right thing for them. They are not the kind of people you describe here. You won’t find them behaving like these terrorists.
Sure Milhouse. But I would bet that when push comes to shove, the gender benders would all toe the line against you.
By the way, I am glad that you “have a fair number of trans friends” that you use to show how progressive you are and how you are down with the challenge. It is my experience that the one time I mentioned I have a fair number of black friends, I was informed that this type of comment is racist. Can we infer that saying you have trans friends does not grant you street cred?
No, all you can infer from that comment is that the people who made it were woke NPCs. Such a statement (as yours) can be hypocritical or not, depending on the person, but is devoid of racism either way.
I have taken care of trans. I am there to help them with what issues I can help them with. I will not perform any procedure that will facilitate them harming themselves to maintain their delusion. Example…. a Ob-Gyn had a trans come in demanding a PAP smear. There is no cervix. So what do you do? Fake it or kindly say that there is no need for the procedure. One gets one off the hook, the other telling the truth gets you hassled or worse. The challenge is gauging the depth of compensation versus delusion. This is really the same as anorexia nervosa.
Progressive sects subscribe to the Pro-Choice ethical religion and exercise liberal license to indulge diversity (e.g. racism, sexism, Christophobia) through shared/shifted responsibility.
The politically congruent (“=”) and Democrats pushed her over the binary divide where Her choice precluded inclusion and her Choice was to open a mass abortion field of 6 innocent lives.
It’s all 100% entertainment. Each side picks its own story, but both sides are entertained, and the media get ratings. When everybody gets bored, something else will fill the void.
10,000 Americans die every day. 100,000 in the world, in round numbers.
350,000 Americans shop for entertainment every day and the best death is brought to their own living rooms. It does produce an unrealistic portrait of reality – before media stuff looked more peaceful because you only had local stuff, but now the best of the best fills the day.
don’t really care what your predilection/preference/pronouns happen to be–killing/threatening to kill innocent people and especially innocent children is wrong–if you enter a school / house of worship / public gathering place with those intentions you’re likely
–going to die right there–the means won’t much matter but the result will be the same
Fingers up, don’t shoot.
The poor, poor mass murderer.
Can we please now re-open or build new mental hospitals?
My only concern is that Democrats would use these new facilities to incarcerate conservatives. After all, the best they could do after Jan 6 was the American Gulag in DC.
Gender Benders and other liberal nut jobs would get a pass. Murder 3 children or a group of Republicans at baseball practice, and they will get a pass. Say something that offends any of the approved identity groups, and off the grippy sock hotel with you.
I’m looking forward to the zombie apocalypse.