Last Updated on May 8, 2023
In what appears to be a desperate effort to protect their longtime narrative surrounding mass shootings, corporate media outlets are claiming that the Hispanic mass shooter who murdered 8 people at an Allen, Texas outlet mall is in fact a “neo-Nazi” and a “white supremacist.”
On Saturday afternoon around 3:30 PM, 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia pulled up in his parent’s vehicle to the Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Texas, got out of the car, and began mowing down shoppers. The mass shooting was captured on video by a mall patron’s dashboard car camera.
In all, 8 victims were murdered by Garcia, who was killed by police at the scene, and 7 more were wounded in Garcia’s attack.
Despite the fact that Mauricio Garcia is Hispanic, corporate media outlets from the US and abroad have repeatedly made the claim that Garcia is a “neo-Nazi” and “white supremacist” and that those alleged views were what motivated him to attack the Allen Premium Outlets.
“NEO-NAZI MALL GUNMAN,” a graphic, posted to Twitter by the Daily Mail, reads. The graphic was widely ridiculed by Twitter users, who aren’t falling for the claims that white supremacist ideologies are responsible for the mass shooting.
The claims of the Daily Mail echoed those of other corporate media outlets, like CNN, which used an anonymous source who’s supposedly a member of law enforcement to claim that “Investigators have unearthed an extensive social media presence, including neo-Nazi and White supremacist-related posts and images that authorities believe Garcia shared online, according to the source.”
The claims of corporate media, which blatantly deny the obvious racial background of the shooter, come despite the fact that his parents don’t even speak proficient English and requested a translator when police arrived at the home they shared with their mass killer son.
Far from indicating that Garcia is a “neo-Nazi” or a “white supremacist,” social media users say that they’ve identified Hispanic gang and cartel-related tattoos on the shooter’s body via crime scene photos, but these claims have not been officially confirmed.
Garcia’s mass shooting in Allen, Texas and the subsequent media coverage that asserts that Garcia was a “neo-Nazi” come on the heels of another mass shooting in Alabama, which was one of the biggest in that state’s history and which the national corporate media has largely refused to cover.
The Alabama shooting contradicts the media’s white mass shooter narrative as well, as six black men have been arrested in the attack.