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Example of Igor Volsky misleading

Igor Volsky of ThinkProgress offers the misleading "Las Vegas Shooters Allegedly Spent Time At Bundy Ranch, Embraced White Supremacy" ( peekURL.com/zCr2Hnr ) which has a URL (minus the dashes) of "murder of two police officers fueled by racist ideology" and is subtitled "Police found swastika symbols in the shooters' home".

The post has a few updates, but none of the updates mention this (CNN, peekURL.com/z8hqdcn ):

"We don't necessarily believe that they are white supremacists or associated with the Nazi movement. We believe that they equate government and law enforcement ... with Nazis," [Second Assistant Las Vegas Sheriff Kevin McMahill] said. "In other words, they believe that law enforcement is the oppressor."

And, that's probably accurate. It's not so much that they were white supremacists, but that they thought cops were like the Nazis. At the very least, Igor Volsky should update his post to include that possibility, yet over 24 hours (and three other updates) later, he still has not.

When all you have is a hammer and prejudices and you aren't a real reporter, everything looks like racism.
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