Fake News: A Short List of Very Fake Media

There was a terrible mass shooting at a Florida high school by some mentally ill Hispanic kid. So into the tragedy leapt the Anti Defamation League, always ready for a fundraiser. (DNC also did a fundraiser too.) They had a hot lead on the case manufactured by those pesky nerds at 4Chan that it was all a White Supremacist plot: Here the nerds are snickering about the chimps that took the bait: ABC News, ADL, Huffington Post, Slate, Time, New York Magazine, TMZ, New York Daily News:


Just a hoax:


They suggested it involved the absurd pro-Libyan one-man militia, the Republic of Florida, run by a man who was, well, challenged:


The SPLC had even noted that he seemed mentally ill or perhaps retarded, but they classified his imaginary group as a hate group because, well, most of the hate groups they target are imaginary too, and bigger hate lists mean more fundraising income.


So the ADL trumpeted that Nikolas Cruz was a White Supremacist in an (imaginary) militia:


And it was picked up and embellished worldwide: joke-site Snopes and the Intercept, desperate to find some kind of hate, found Islamophobia:


And while I would add CBS News, NBC News, CNN (and their local affiliaties nationwide) and The Intercept to the Fake News list, a quick search on Duckduck go finds the following Fake News sites that hopped on this bandwagon (includes Fake News agencies from France, Israel, UK): Here are 43 more FAKE NEWS groups:

ABC News; Agence France Press (AFP); AOL.com; Arkansas Times; BBC News; CBS Miami; Daily Beast; Daily Telegraph; East Bay Express; Forward (New York); FOX 5 San Diego,; GQ; Hays Daily News; HollywoodLife; Independent (UK); Inquisitr; International Business Times; Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA); KTLA-TV Los Angeles; Miami New Times; Mother Jones; New York Daily News; New York Magazine; New York Times; Newsweek; OregonLive.com; Oxygen; Politico.com; Q13 FOX Seattle; Snopes; Sun-Sentinel; Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire; Tampa Bay Times; The Week; Time Magazine; TMZ; Union Tribune San Diego; Vice; Washington Post; Washington Times; WJTV Jackson; Yahoo News UK.

There were many, many more of course.

And it is all FAKE. And all the embellishments are FAKE. FAKE News, rooted in the prejudices of Fake journalists. And not only are they FAKE, they are all plagarists, copying each others lies and just adding a few more lies of their own in each iteration. FAKEY FAKE FAKE News.


Here is that Duckduckgo search )”Florida Shooter Supremacist”), cleaned up from February 15, 11:00 PST:

[Only source citatons that clearly state the Fake News that Nikolas Cruz was a White Supremacist are listed.]

Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Linked to White Supremacist Group: Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old gunman at the center of Wednesday’s school shooting that killed 17 people, is a member of the white supremacist group Republic of Florida (ROF), a spokesperson … New York Magazine

Florida shooter belonged to white supremacist group: rights group: Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of a white supremacist group and had taken part in military-style training exercises, the rights group Anti-Defamation League said Thursday … AFP

Suspected Parkland Florida High School Shooter Tied To White Supremacist Group
The suspected shooter in the Parkland, Florida, massacre had ties to a white supremacist group, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The shooting, which took place Wednesday at Marjory … International Business Times

Florida school shooting suspect linked to white supremacist group: ADL: He came up to me later on the day and apologized for what he said.” On Thursday, the FBI issued a statement saying that it was alerted in 2017 to a threat on YouTube by someone who said “I am … ABC News

White supremacist tries to walk back made-up story about Nikolas Cruz, blames media: Sometimes when you’re a white supremacist, and the mainstream media keeps calling, you get confused. Jereb spent a large part of Thursday talking to the mainstream media and confirming an Anti-Defamation … Vice [Note: This especially egregious, especially Fake effort to save the White Supremacist narrative even makes fun of the borderline retarded Jereb.]

Alleged Shooter Nikolas Cruz Trained with Florida White Supremacist Group: The man who allegedly shot and killed 17 people at his former high school reportedly trained with a local white supremacist group in Florida before the massacre. Jordan Jereb — the leader of … TMZ

School shooter has ties to white supremacist group in Florida: The gunman who opened fire on his former high school, killing 17 people Wednesday, was linked to a Florida white supremacist group that sought to create a “white ethnostate” and urged its members … New York Daily News

Florida high school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz’s Instagram profile shows him wearing MAGA hat: Notably, a white supremacist organization called the Republic of Florida admitted on Thursday that Cruz was associated with the group, according to the Anti-Defamation League. AOL.com

Accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz appears in court, tied to white nationalist group: Accused Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz was ordered held without bond Thursday afternoon, after a brief hearing in which he stood silently with his head down in a heavily guarded Fort Lauderdale … The Hays Daily News

What is the Republic of Florida? Alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz linked to white supremacist group: Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with killing 17 people during Wednesday’s shooting at a Florida high school, trained with the white supremacist group the Republic of Florida, according … Newsweek

Nikolas Cruz, Alleged Florida School Shooter, Trained With White Supremacists: Nikolas Cruz, the alleged gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, trained with a white-supremacist group, its leader told The Daily Beast. Jordan Jereb, captain of … The Daily Beast

White supremacist group: Florida school shooter is associated with us: Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed by a gunman, in Parkland, Fla. Feb. 15, 2018. (JTA) — A white supremacist group told the Anti-Defamation that the gunman who killed at least … JTA

Jeff Sessions Just Tried to Blame Florida School Shooting on Gang Violence: The problem with the statement is that in this case, the shooter had no known gang ties (though some have reported he was linked to a white supremacist group, Republic of Florida). Mother Jones

Suspected Florida school shooter trained with white supremacist group, leader says: Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old arrested and charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day, trained at one point with a white supremacist group, the group’s leader … Mother Jones

White-Supremacist Group Says Stoneman Shooter Nikolas Cruz Trained With Them: The Daily Beast also reached Jereb this afternoon. The fascist leader told the news site that someone from the group actually bought Cruz a bolt-action rifle, which was not the weapon police … Miami New Times

Florida shooter a troubled loner with white supremacist ties: A mugshot of Cruz, released after his arrest, depicts a young man seemingly little different from any other 19-year-old — cleanly-cut chestnut hair, hazel eyes, his face speckled with freckles … AFP

Florida massacre suspect styled self as racist ‘professional school shooter’ on social media: The Broward County Jail has released the arrest information for suspected Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz. PARKLAND, Fla. — On social media, Nikolas Cruz did not appear to be a peaceful man. FOX 5 San Diego

Alleged Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Was a Member of White Supremacist Group: (PARKLAND, Fla.) — The leader of a white nationalist militia says Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee … Time Magazine

Teenager charged with Florida school shooting was trained by white supremacist group: The teenage gunman charged with unleashing one of America’s worst school shootings had been trained by a white supremacist paramilitary group, and may have chosen Valentine’s Day to strike after … Daily Telegraph

The Florida Shooter’s Ties to White Supremacists Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone: Nikolas Cruz’s “jokes” about knowing the school’s layout well enough to find hiding students in the event of a school shooting, it seems, were actually warnings that everyone missed. — GQ

Suspected Florida School Shooter Was Member of White Nationalist Militia ‘Republic of Florida,’ ADL Says: The expelled student accused of killing 17 people at his former South Florida school had previously trained with a white nationalist militia in the state, participating in paramilitary drills … KTLA-TV Los Angeles

Leader of white nationalist group confirms Florida shooting suspect is member of his organisation: The suspect in a Florida school shooting was reportedly a member of a white supremacist group. A representative of the Republic of Florida organisation told multiple outlets that suspect Nikolas … The Independent

Accused South Florida school shooter confessed to rampage that killed 17 people, police say: The YouTube user’s name was Nikolas Cruz. FBI agents spoke to the person…looking into the shooting were pursuing information Thursday suggesting that Cruz might have been associated with a white Supremacist … Washington Post

The suspected Florida shooter was reportedly involved with a white supremacist group: Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspected of gunning down 17 people at a high school in Florida on Wednesday, was loosely involved with a white supremacist group, the Anti-Defamation League reported … The Week

Accused Florida school shooter confesses; he headed to Subway, then McDonald’s after massacre: — White supremacist connection: Detectives are investigating a possible connect between Cruz and a small, Florida-based white supremacist group called the Republic of Florida, which seeks to … Union Tribune San Diego

School Shooter ‘Trained’ With Florida White Supremacist Group: The flag of the Republic of Florida, a white supremacist group that “trained” alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz. The alleged perpetrator of the most recent American mass shooting, which took … The Forward

White supremacist claimed ties to Parkland shooter. His group has less than 10 members. The leader of a Florida white supremacist group claimed Thursday that the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people in the Parkland school… said it has found no connection between Cruz and … Tampa Bay Times

FACT CHECK: Did the Florida Shooter’s Instagram Profile Picture Feature a ‘MAGA’ Hat?
In the aftermath of a 14 February 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left at least seventeen people dead, the Internet brimmed over with rumors and disinformation about suspected … [Islamophobe too] Snopes

White Supremacist Group Claims Accused High School Shooter Was A Member: According to the Anti-Defamation League, self-described ROF members claimed on a discussion board that Cruz had been a member. The ADL contacted the ROF directly and member identified as Jordan … CBS Miami

Suspect Confessed to Police That He Began Shooting Students ‘in the Hallways’: F.B.I. said it conducted database reviews and other checks, but was unable to further identify the person who posted the comment. On Thursday, Jordan Jereb, a leader of a white supremacist group … New York Times

Florida school shooting suspect charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder: Also on Thursday, FBI investigators were pursuing information suggesting that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspect charged with the shooting, might have been associated with a Florida-based … OregonLive.com

White nationalist leader says Nikolas Cruz, Florida school shooting suspect, belonged to group: The teenage gunman in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history participated in paramilitary drills with a white nationalist militia in Florida and exhibited warning signs of violent … Washington Times

Florida, White House, Immigration: Your Thursday Evening Briefing: (Want to get this briefing by email? It was by one count the 239th school shooting since Sandy Hook. New York Times

FBI was warned about Florida gunman: “Everyone predicted it,” one told local station WFOR. But police said they had not been warned of a possible attack by Mr Cruz. US media quote the head of white supremacist group the Republic … BBC News

The Daystarter: Parkland suspect’s white supremacist connection; After a 19-year-old killed 17 people in Wednesday s attack on a South Florida school, a Tallahasee white supremacist … Tampa Bay Times

Nikolas Cruz Confirmed To Be Part Of White Nationalist Group Republic Of Florida After Shooting: The alleged Parkland shooter was affiliated with a white nationalist group, the Republic of Florida, before the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been confirmed … HollywoodLife

Shooter Belonged to White Supremacist Group – Political Wire: “Nikolas Cruz, the alleged gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, trained with a white-supremacist group,” its leader told the Daily Beast. Said Jordan Jereb, captain … Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire

BC-US–School Shooting-Florida,ADVISORY, US: Editors/Directors:A number of AP stories about the school shooting in Florida quote the leader of a white nationalist group as saying that the suspected shooter, Nikolas Cruz, has taken part … WJTV Jackson

Leader of white nationalist militia says Florida school shooting suspect was member: Jordan Jereb told The Associated Press on Thursday that his group wants Florida to become its own white ethno-state. A law enforcement official says he knows of “no known ties” between the suspect … Q13 FOX Seattle

Thursday’s Briefing: Florida Mass Killer Is a White Supremacist; Berkeley Slashes Cannabis Tax in Half | East Bay Express: The 19-year-old who killed at least 17 students at a Florida high school on Wednesday is a member of a white supremacist group, the Associated Press reports. The AP also reports that Nikolas … East Bay Express

Religious leaders try to make sense of Stoneman Douglas school shooting: Others wondered whether the shooter’s link to a Tallahassee-based white-supremacist group prompted him to target Jewish victims. “It’s hard to see that, because Stoneman…have to let it out … Sun-Sentinel

Why wasn’t he stopped? Four Florida shooting warning signs which were missed before Nicholas Cruz shot 17 dead: In the wake of the tragedy, questions have emerged over claims that there were several failings that allowed Cruz to carry out the atrocity, including reported ties to a white supremacist group … Yahoo News UK

White Supremacists Claim Nikolas Cruz Trained With Them; Students Say He Wore Trump Hat in School: PARKLAND, Florida—Nikolas Cruz, the man accused of killing 17 people in a Florida high school, was a member of a “white separatist paramilitary proto-fascist organization,” the group told The … The Daily Beast

One Year Before White Nationalist-Linked School Shooting, Trump Slashed Funding To Fight Right-Wing Terrorism: On Thursday, suspected school shooter Nikolas Cruz was claimed by a white supremacist group in Florida who said the teenager took part in paramilitary training with them, the New York Times … The Inquisitr

Senate budget chief halts gun-rights bills in wake of mass shooting: Wednesday’s accused mass shooter, Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, had a history of mental health problems and was associated with white supremacist … Politico

Gunman in Fla. high school massacre confessed to shooting spree: He was deeply troubled. He was obsessed with guns. He had apparent ties to a militant white supremacist group. New York Daily News

Suspect In Parkland Shooting Was Member Of White Nationalist Group, Leader Says: A leader of a white nationalist group has confirmed that the suspected school shooter behind Wednesday’s massacre in Florida was a member of his organization. A representative of the Republic … Oxygen

Another school massacre and some very fine people: Nikolas Cruz, the man accused of killing 17 people in a Florida high school, was a member of a “white separatist paramilitary proto-fascist organization,” the group told The Daily Beast. … Arkansas Times.