Journalist Glenn Greenwald is by no means a Trump supporter or a conservative. He is about as liberal as they come with one exception. He possesses journalistic integrity. The Demo0crats are trying to repurpose the Pulse Nightclub massacre as strictly a gun control issue, with some claiming the attack was about hatred for gays. Greenwald calls them out on their lies. The truth is the Pulse attack was radical Islamic extremism.
- Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.): “5 years ago, we lost 49 people in a deadly, hate-filled shooting at the Pulse nightclub. The LGBTQ+ community was targeted and killed—all because they dared to live their lives. Once again I say: hate has no place here. And we must end the gun violence epidemic.”
- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.): “Today we #RememberPulse. 49 lives lost to senseless gun violence and anti-LGBTQ hate. A tragedy that is still hard to comprehend. But tomorrow, with Pulse always in our minds, we continue the fight to end gun violence and hatred. We will not rest until we do.”
- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.): “5 years ago we lost 49 beautiful souls at Pulse nightclub. I continue to hold in my heart those who were killed, their loved ones & the survivors of this unspeakable act of hate toward the #LGBTQ+ community. We must #EndGunViolence & build a nation based on love for each other.”
A gunman who pledged allegiance to ISIS opened fire early Sunday morning in a packed Orlando nightclub, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53 more in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday afternoon via its Amaq news agency, Reuters reported. Amaq said an “Islamic State fighter” carried out the assault. It was not clear, however, if the shooting was actually directed by the terror group or only inspired by it.
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff said in a statement that the timing and location of the attack and information coming from local authorities indicated “an ISIS-inspired act of terrorism.”
Greenwald called out the Democrats and the media for their fake news:
“Democratic Senators and activist groups promoting a false, conclusively disproven narrative about the Pulse shootings for their own benefits. Anti-LGBT animus was not part of that massacre. It dishonors the memory of the victims — & the LGBT cause — to lie about what happened.”
Democratic Senators and activist groups promoting a false, conclusively disproven narrative about the Pulse shootings for their own benefits. Anti-LGBT animus was not part of that massacre. It dishonors the memory of the victims – & the LGBT cause – to lie about what happened. https://t.co/bhjpeaVSS5
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 12, 2021
He then called out Duckworth, specifically.
“This tweet is an absolute lie. Every journalist who covered the PULSE shootings and trial will tell you this. It’s infuriating to watch Senators blatantly lie this way. [The killer] had no idea PULSE was a gay club. He spent the prior day looking at Disney locations, but they were too secured. He entered ‘Club, Orlando’ in Google — not ‘gay club’ — to find it. He never uttered an anti-LGBT syllable, saying his motive was US bombing in Iraq/Syria.”
“Even NBC News has acknowledged that the PULSE massacre was not motivated by anti-LGBT sentiment. Their article is definitive as it should be. The evidence leaves no doubt. There’s no excuse for Senators and LGBT groups perpetuating this lie.”