Once again homocon blogger Jim Hoft – eternally infamous as “the stupidest man on the internet” – has accused an innocent person of terrorism. This time Hoft and other well-known fake news idiots accused a Reddit user of being the mass shooter in Jacksonville. NBC News reports:
The fringe sites Infowars and Gateway Pundit, plus far-right commentator Mike Cernovich and Daily Caller reporter Ian Miles Cheong, claimed that “Ravenchamps” — similar to Katz’s frequent video game username “Ravens2012champs” — was operated by the alleged shooter before his death. They pointed to the account’s rhetoric that repeatedly slammed the president, along with other political figures, pointing out a comment where Ravenchamps called users “Trumptards.”
This is not the first time Gateway Pundit has misidentified someone who committed an attack or mass shooting. The site said the Charlottesville car attack was conducted by an “anti-Trump protester” who in reality was hundreds of miles away at the time of the attack. The site also named the wrong person in the Las Vegas mass shooting, and spun an elaborate conspiracy based on an anonymous Twitter post which identified the wrong person in a mass shooting at the airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in January 2017.