Fox News personality Tucker Carlson argued that the manifesto written by the Nashville elementary shooter is not being released by authorities and the media for very specific reasons.
Nashville police chief John Drake confirmed that the suspect in the case identified “as transgender” and told reporters she left behind maps of the school and a “manifesto” indicating there may have been other targets.
The shooter opened fire early Monday morning and killed three students at The Covenant School, all 9 years of age, along with three adults.
Details of the manifesto, however, remain scarce.
“Well, that’s interesting,” Carlson said on his Tuesday night broadcast. “Within what seemed like minutes, we saw pictures of the rifles and the pistol. We now have horrifying body cam footage from within the school.”
“But somehow we can’t see the manifesto in which the killer explains why she killed.”
I applaud NPD for releasing surveillance & bodycam footage but they need to release the Manifesto too
The public deserves to learn more about this emerging domestic terror movement
Not doing so may end up in more innocent lives lost#ReleaseTheManifestohttps://t.co/IxpdMDQQzG
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) March 28, 2023
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Tucker Carlson Explains Why Nashville Shooter Manifesto Remains Under Wraps
Tucker Carlson said the quiet part out loud, citing a pair of reasons why the Nashville shooter’s manifesto has yet to be released by authorities or the media.
The nation’s leading political commentator argued that what the nation saw, as evidenced in part by this tragedy earlier in the week, was an example of “trans terrorism.”
Carlson argues that the left doesn’t want attacks on the Christian community revealed through this manifesto. Some conservatives have speculated the school was targeted in part due to its religious association and its opposition to LGBT ideology.
“Somehow we can’t see the manifesto in which the killer explains why she killed. Why is that?” he asked.
“It’s not accidental. You know exactly why it is – because it would make the obvious undeniable,” added Carlson. “The trans movement is targeting Christians, including with violence.”
It’s quite the difference from other tragedies. Readers will recall that details about the Buffalo shooter’s manifesto were in the media almost immediately, warning of the dangers of racist white men.
Tucker👉 Somehow we can’t see the [Trans] killer‘s manifesto. Why is that? It’s not accidental. It would make the obvious undeniable. The Trans movement is targeting Christians. pic.twitter.com/J2eF0b2Gaw
— 🇺🇸Will🇺🇸 (@notBilly) March 29, 2023
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Would Ruin the Left’s Gun Grab
Carlson went on to suggest another reason the manifesto remains under wraps – its release would reveal the war on Christians and focus the discussion on mental health instead of the Democrats’ argument to ban guns.
“We’re going to prevent you from learning why the shooter did it, and we don’t have to guess because she wrote a whole manifesto about why she did it,” he explained.
“But we can’t see it. We can only talk about the guns.”
I appreciate the response and transparency from Nashville police so far. Getting that body cam footage out so quickly was important. But we also need to see the manifesto and we need to see it soon. The longer it takes, the less the public will trust whatever we do eventually see
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 28, 2023
Newsweek reports that LGBT groups are working to make sure the manifesto of the Nashville shooter never sees the light of day.
Doing so, they argue, could have a negative impact on trans people.
“Calls for police to release the ‘manifesto’ … has prompted concern among LGBTQ+ groups, who caution against the publication of such a document,” the outlet writes.
LGBTQ+ groups told Newsweek that publishing the manifesto from the perpetrator of Monday’s school shooting could have “serious consequences.” Nashville Police said it won’t make the manifesto public “during an open investigation.” https://t.co/Vr6Xd7NMb0
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 28, 2023
Would the media be concerned about “serious consequences” if such a massacre had been carried out by a deranged Trump supporter?
Of course not. The manifesto would have already been published. And there would be countless stories about how Republicans are violent and the former President is directly responsible.
The Nashville attack is very different.
“We can’t know what kind of drug she was taking, what kind of hormones or SSRI or benzodiazepines,” Carlson said of the transgender shooter. “We can only guess. We can only talk about the guns.”
While it’s not public, Nashville Police Chief John Drake on Tuesday gave reporters their first glimpse into the manifesto the suspect, 28-year-old Audrey Hale, had left behind before the shooting.
Read more: https://t.co/XBLZCois8g
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 28, 2023
Nashville Police have said they won’t make the manifesto public “during an open investigation.”
“I have not read the whole entire manifesto,” Chief Drake told reporters. “Our team and the FBI have been working on this.”
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