From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal:
Partisans are already using the massacre to leap to broader political conclusions, as they always do. There’s no doubt that a racist subculture exists in America and is spread on social media. Politicians and media figures have an obligation to condemn it and such conspiratorial notions as “white replacement theory.” But mass shooters have had many motivations in recent years, and mental illness seems to be the most significant common denominator, to the extent there is one.
The full editorial is behind a paywall.
The establishment Right has spent five years looking away as some of right-wing media’s most prominent members dove into the white supremacist fever swamps, now it’s too late to bolster the guardrails (not that they’re really trying).
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 16, 2022
WSJ ed page: “There’s no doubt that a racist subculture exists in America and is spread on social media. Politicians and media figures have an obligation to condemn it” https://t.co/yRbFEBVCWA
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 16, 2022