Jim Hoft’s Bogus Story About CNN “Lightening” Oregon Shooter’s Photo Goes Viral

CNN reporter Brian Stelter: “CNN hasn’t shown any images of gunman”
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Tonight we have another absolutely bogus right wing fake outrage to report. The Stupidest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, posted this earlier today, linking to a barely concealed white supremacist website (to which I will not link, because they’re disgusting and horrible):

From @gatewaypundit, this claim spread to Alex Jones’s right wing conspiracy site, because of course it did:

But here’s the thing, folks. CNN’s Brian Stelter set the record straight earlier today, pointing out that CNN has not shown ANY images of the Oregon shooter:

To verify what Brian said, I’ve now spent more than two hours going through CNN video and haven’t found a single image of the gunman, let alone a “lightened” one. I don’t know who created this crude Photoshopped image, but it wasn’t CNN.

Verdict: it’s another fake race-baiting story intended to incite hatred in the right wing base — the hatred that presidential candidate Donald Trump is capitalizing on.

And tonight, this fake story is going viral on Twitter.

UPDATE at 10/4/15 7:04:32 pm by Charles Johnson

LGF contributor King Kenrod notes that the faked image probably originated at troll hole 8chan:

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