In a stunning revelation, the suspected shooter at Colorado Springs’ “Club Q” is reported to identify as “non-binary” and uses “they/them” pronouns. This throws the entire leftist narrative into a tailspin and has left the usual suspects visibly perturbed.
For those that missed the big story oft he weekend, tragedy struck a gay club in Colorado when a gunman since identified as Anderson Lee Alrdrich entered the premises and began firing indiscriminately into the crowd. If not for the heroic actions of an Army veteran inside, the count of five dead and scores wounded would surely have been higher.
Immediately, and predictably, the corporate media and political ruling class leapt to action. With dead bodies still warm, pundits on CNN and MSNBC were joined by their political allies in denouncing homophobia, transphobia, anti-LGBT sentiments, and people like Ron DeSantis who signed a bill last spring that prevents Florida educators from discussing sex to kindergarteners in school.
Therefore, we can imagine how their worlds were rocked when news broke that the shooter, someone they so gleefully ascribed motivations without any knowledge of the facts, turned out to be a member of the very community they said was targeted by anti-LGBT sentiment.
And they wore their disappointment on their sleeves. Just watch as a CNN panel commiserates the turn of events and doesn’t know where to take it from here:
BREAKING: CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota left speechless after reporting live on-air the Colorado shooter is non-binary pic.twitter.com/lRGbybLPHp
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 23, 2022
So, attorneys for the accused shooter and Anderson Lee Aldrich say in new court filings tonight that the suspect now identifies as non-binary. In a footnote to a motion asserting legal privileges the public defenders say quote, “Anderson Aldrich is non-binary, they use they/them pronouns, and for the purposes of all formal filings will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich.” So in other words, not Mr. or Miss.
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Joining me now CNN political commentator, Errol Lewis also back with me Al Franken and Joe Walsh, I don’t know what to say about that. I mean, that’s not anything that we had heard from his background, you know, people have been looking into his background. And I don’t know if anybody here – are you guys lawyers? I mean, you know, I don’t know if I don’t know what to say about that. I mean, that’s what he’s now saying.
Without making light of the tragedy and shooting, we can certainly make light of these idiots losing control of their worldview. Suddenly, nothing comports with their narrative and they don’t know where to go.
Except one panelist does. In an unmistakable case of anti-LGBT bigotry, Errol Lewis suggests Aldrich is just making up this non-binary status to avoid hate crime charges. I have been reliably told that this sort of rhetoric is hateful and deadly. So now we get to pick and choose who is non-binary and part of the LGBT community? This is utterly insane.
It sounds like they’re trying to prepare a defense against the hate crimes charge. That’s the least of his problems, legally speaking, but it looks like they’re trying to build some kind of sympathy or at least confusion on the question of whether or not this was purely motivated by hate.
Again, though, they are grasping at straws in order to resuscitate their desired narrative. They not only need this shooter to be a straight while male inspired by Tucker Carlson, they want it. Take a look at how media outlets covered the story when it first broke.
The Denver Post covered the story with this angle:
The mass shooting at the gay nightclub is at least the 11th in Colorado since 1993. The shooting occurred minutes before Transgender Day of Remembrance began and as homophobic rhetoric by extremists, politicians and pundits has intensified.
NBC news ran a piece with the heading and subheading stating the following:
After the Colorado Springs attack, LGBTQ people are furious at the rhetoric targeting them. Colorado Springs locals and national activists said rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric made the shooting at Club Q feel horribly predictable.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid featured survivors, who were without a doubt unthinkably traumatized, and used them for her political aims. Running a chyron of “Colorado shooting follows rise in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric,” she introduced her guests by using inflammatory language: Talk about what this space meant to you and other members of the LGBTQ community before it was desecrated this way,” she said.
One of two things will happen from it. Either the story will get buried like Paul Pelosi’s recent scandal or they will continue to gaslight the heck out of us. It wouldn’t be the least surprising if they tried doing both.
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