News Max declared the attack “staged” America is a mental minefield and Musk is happy to lay them
It couldn’t possibly be that DePape had been driven to extremes by a firehose diet of lies — all laid out on his personal blog, where he ranted against transgender people and Jewish people, and mucked around in conspiracies, including that an alien race of lizards has infiltrated society, albeit mostly Democrats.
It had to be something else, something the far-right finds abhorrent, even evil. Musk’s post was in response to Hillary Clinton, one of the far-right’s most hated figures. Clinton had tweeted Saturday, attaching a Times article about DePape’s online ravings: “The Republican Party and its mouthpieces now regularly spread hate and deranged conspiracy theories. It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result. As citizens, we must hold them accountable for their words and the actions that follow.”