As you may know, a man jumped a barricade near the stage at a Trump rally today, and was quickly apprehended by Secret Service.
I had just returned home shortly after this happened, and saw some of the first blips on it as I was checking the news online. There weren’t many details yet, so I googled it.
Not surprisingly, sadly, the main results where from the far (and I mean far) right wing propaganda machine. The handful of extremist sites (weazelzippers, conservativetreehouse, et al) who help create the far right wing hysteria. Who put unsubstantiated hate and fear filled ideas out there, that then often get picked up by the just generally nuts right wing sites. Then get picked up by the more “respectable” far right sites. Often then eventually becoming talking points of Fox, Limbaugh, etc.
Anyway- the far, far right loonies were reporting that the man was ISIS affiliated, or a sympathizer, was maybe armed with a knife, etc, etc…
But here’s the thing that was most interesting to me. In the first hour or so after this, in the top 5 or so results reporting this, was dailystormer. A neo-nazi / aryan nation / skinhead site. I can’t say I have EVER seen the neo-nazis rank so high on any search result related to a current event. Pretty clear the neo-nazis are rabidly following trump and proudly trumpeting everything from his hate machine. This should have you deeply concerned.