On YouTube, Steven Crowder says the manifesto linked to the Buffalo shooting “looks like it was written by someone like a Tipper Gore”

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Citation From the May 16, 2022, edition of Louder with Crowder, streamed on YouTube

STEVEN CROWDER (HOST): This man, the shooter, and I'm not going to give you his name. He also declared himself to be a former communist, who then said that he turned into a left-wing authoritarian. These are his words. Just to be clear. That's not being reported. Let me read you how he describes it. He says, When I was 12, I was deeply into communist ideology. Talk to anyone from my old high school and ask about me. And you will hear that from age 15 to 18. However, I consistently moved farther to the right and the political compass. I fall in the middle of the mild, moderate authoritarian left category, and I would prefer to be called a populist. So here's the thing. Ah. Okay. Racist. Got it. Left-wing, authoritarian. Right. The media wants you to believe that only right-wing can be racist. Why? Because they somehow describe racism as being right-wing. It's a beautiful trick that they play with words. Where can we find examples? Because people will act as though this is shocking that we're trying to do the mental gymnastics that Amber Heard is doing in the stand. No, no. Are there – have there historically been any left-wing racist authoritarians? I don't know. Hitler, Mao, Che. Which is why we have that shirt. Not only were they well-known leftists, well-known authoritarians. They were self-avowed racists. Oh, I mean, we just they're we just went through. I don't know what nine figures of people who were killed in the name of left-wing authoritarian ideology. So don't act like this is a surprise. The only reason people say something, I can hear some people saying, oh, Hitler was right-wing. No, no. You only believe his right-wing because leftists told you that racism is right-wing. Look at what he wanted. He thought that socialism would work. National Socialist Workers Party of Germany, so long as it only involved white people.


CROWDER: Now, let me also be clear. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, ok? I'm not implying whatsoever a false flag. None of that, just to be clear. 


CROWDER: What I am saying, though, is there were many shootings. There were multiple shootings that took place over the course of this weekend. And that happens every week, every weekend. The media does have selection bias where they can pick whichever one they want to thrust into the spotlight and hit you with a narrative. That's what I'm saying. 

Now, that being said, if you look at the manifesto, it doesn't pass the sniff test. Let me give you some examples as to why. He says that he was radicalized by the Christchurch shooter. Usually shooters don't say, I was radicalized by, insert it here. It reads like something a liberal would write to say that a right-winger was radicalized. Someone who commits a mass shooting doesn't believe they are radicalized. They believe that they are rational. Look at the Columbine shooters. They didn't say, we were radicalized by -- they just said, yeah, we really liked Natural Born Killers and The Matrix. Then it was Tipper Gore, those people who say radicalized. This looks like it was written by someone like a Tipper Gore. I was radicalized by – I'm sorry, sorry, this is just my opinion here. Reads like bullshit. 

MORGAN: Yeah, I don't know of anybody who says that. Right? Because you're going out to take care of what you think is a problem that needs to be fixed, not a supposed problem -- and I'm a radical now and have to go out to do something that doesn't have to be done but since I'm a radical, I'm going to do it.

CROWDER: Right. 

MORGAN: So it's illogical. 

DAVE LANDAU (CO-HOST): Real insane people don't know they're crazy. 

MORGAN: Right. That doesn't make any sense to me. Has anyone looked into, like, how this could've been manipulated? Like, the manifesto that was put out, yet? Because I know --

CROWDER: I don't know if anyone has.