Loathsome NY Times: By Opposing Amnesty, GOP ‘Stoked Beliefs That Led to Killings’

Following the horrific, racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket, New York Times congressional correspondent Annie Karni kept the paper’s previous political smears against Republicans going in Tuesday’s paper against a ranking Republican in Congress: “Racist Attack Spotlights Elise Stefanik’s Echo of Replacement Theory.”

The Times is too cowardly to directly accuse Republicans of espousing “great replacement” theory, so Karni engaged in cloudy wordplay to conflate Republican stands against illegal immigration as genocidal.

After the massacre in Buffalo where 10 Black victims were killed by a white gunman, Ms. Stefanik was questioned about her campaign ads. she has circulated that play on themes of the white supremacist “great replacement” theory. That belief, espoused by the Buffalo gunman, holds that the elite class, sometimes manipulated by Jews, wants to “replace” and disempower white Americans.

Last year, in an ad on Facebook, Ms. Stefanik accused “radical Democrats” of planning what she described as a “PERMANENT ELECTION INSURRECTION.”

“Their plan to grant amnesty to 11 MILLION illegal immigrants will overthrow our current electorate and create a permanent liberal majority in Washington,” the ad said.

“Amnesty” above is a key word for the Times. For a decade the paper has tried to justify amnesty for illegal immigrants to get them “out of the shadows,” and insisted that Republicans were wrong to use the term. Now the paper apparently thinks the Buffalo tragedy is the news hook to shame Republicans into no longer talking about the issue.

Now, she proudly describes herself as an “ultra MAGA” warrior and aggressively appeals to the hard right, sounding nativist themes that animate the Republican base.

The racism massacre that took place in Ms. Stefanik’s own state has put a spotlight upon her. Since then, Democrats as well as some Republicans suggested this. Ms. Stefanik, along with her party, have inflamed the belief that has led to the murders….

The reporter lamented Stefanik and other Republicans were “largely silent” about the racism of the shooter and how Stefanik failed to apologize “for the nativist language and themes she has amplified.”

Like Mr. Trump, Ms. Stefanik’s response when under fire is to attack her attackers. She defends herself vigorously against any charges that she holds racist views. However, her rhetoric is used to energize far-right fringe groups and the far-right.

Karni buried Stefanik’s sensible response to the story’s lead paragraph smears in paragraphs 15 and 16, in which Stefanik noted Biden’s call for a pathway to citizenship for 11 million “undocumented,” and a proposal to give 800,000 noncitizens the right to vote in New York municipal elections.

Karni stated in paragraph 2 that Stefanik called Democrats “pedo-gifters”, and claimed the phrase was an appropriation of Q-Anon Satanic conspiracy lingo. We find out five columns later: “On Monday, people close with her said that her reference not to QAnon’s “pedogifters” was to John Weaver. John Weaver is a Never Trump agent who made sexual overtures towards young men. 

The Times This “correction” is now brief and adheres to the Q-Anon Link. 

She posted the following: Borrowing language from the absurd conspiracy theory Q-Anon, which is a pro-Trump conspiracy theory referred to “Democrats and the usual pedo grifters.” It did not describe Democrats as “pedo grifters.”

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