Andy Ngo, who’s routinely smeared as a racist, posted a thread earlier Wednesday showing some content pulled from Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James. “He appeared to be a fan of black nationalism,” Ngo wrote. One of his posts was a photo of Michelle Obama with her arms crossed over her heart, with the caption, “O black Jesus, please kill all the whiteys.” He also reportedly posted this charming video:
"F— you & your white ass too, you white racist mother f—ker"
"Slant-eyed f—king piece of sh—"
"You're a crime against f—king nature, you Spanish speaking mother f—ker"
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 13, 2022
Drew Holden and Andrew Sullivan both noted how the New York Times characterized James’ videos as “troubling.”
It's almost funny how the NYT won't actually tell you what this person's views really are, and who the targets of his hate are. https://t.co/zDBrF3efyZ
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) April 13, 2022
NY Times was tougher on Kyle Rittenhouse for supporting the police than on the Brooklyn subway shooter for years of deranged racist tirades. pic.twitter.com/UnBwvfo8Gf
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) April 13, 2022
The biggest racist of all though isn’t James, but The Intercept’s Lee Fang, who posted a list of mass shootings by black nationalists:
The Brooklyn shooter suspect has a long history of black identity extremism, like lots of mass shooters. But many leftists simultaneously argue that this ideology doesn’t exist & FBI should ignore it *AND* if it does exist police are powerless to stop it. Kind of a contradiction.
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) April 13, 2022
Prominent left wingers argue black identity extremism doesn't exist. They ignore Kori Ali Muhammad who killed 4 in Fresno, David Anderson killed 6 in Jersey City, Micah Xavier Johnson killed 5/injured 11 in Dallas, Gavin Long shot 6, killed 1 in Baton Rouge, among others. pic.twitter.com/3DJlUaUiah
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) April 13, 2022
Those tweets are hard to read, but the ACLU calls “black identity extremist” a made-up label used to discredit black activists. Nation columnist Jeet Heer found one YouTube video that he says shows James’ black identity ideology had been supplanted by anti-black identity:
On a Youtube video the shooter said, “[N-words] should be wiped off the planet, even though I am one." IOW, whatever Black identity ideology he adhered to had been supplanted by anti-Black identity, or, more accurately, that ideology mattered less than mental health https://t.co/ayVISO62ZC
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) April 13, 2022
@lhfang will never pass up an opportunity to let everyone know he’s a racist hack.
— Leonid Bhreznev Campbell (@CaptainMaximum) April 13, 2022
lee fang loves imagining black people & leftists to get mad at
— saeen (@ConceptualBIG) April 13, 2022
Much more sensational if you present the shooter as some monster motivated by anti-white hatred than someone who slipped through the cracks of poorly funded state system….
— Evan Dokos (@EvanTor68) April 13, 2022
“Slipped through the cracks” …
NYC subway shooter, now captured, had 9 prior arrests in New York PLUS 3 prior arrests in New Jersey. Frank R. James is the arrested shooter, facing the allegations. 23 injured, 5+ shot, no deaths.
Seems like another criminal justice failure 🙁
— Meet Kevin (@realMeetKevin) April 13, 2022
It’s kind of amazing how many people are throwing around the word “racist” in connection with this story and not referring to the shooter.
This is not a distinction your side would be making if the attacker was of the right.
— Howard Prime (@BluishCheckMark) April 13, 2022
Touré very upset by the Brooklyn subway mass shooting after suspect is identified as a black male https://t.co/G5cDXrSNFA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 13, 2022