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Left-wing Rolling Stone writer who called Buffalo shooter a 'mainstream Republican' falsely implied — as a fact-checker — that a disabled vet is a Nazi

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Rolling Stone on Sunday published a now-trending political commentary piece titled, "The Buffalo Shooter Isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He’s a Mainstream Republican."

In the op-ed, unabashed left-wing writer Talia Lavin declares that aspects of accused shooter Payton Gendron's supposed manifesto unite him "with the mainstream of the Republican party" in that both are pining for "the dream of a white nation."

"The Republican Party caters chiefly now to those who claim that to be born the wrong color is an act of genocide, and act with appropriate fervor," she writes in her concluding paragraph for the left-wing magazine.

Oops

Well, folks also may be interested in recalling that Lavin — while a fact-checker, of all things, for the New Yorker in 2018 — falsely implied that a disabled veteran is a Nazi. Lavin resigned from the New Yorker on the heels of that faux pas.

Not to worry, though. Less than a year after that, New York University hired Lavin as an adjunct journalism professor.

Megyn Kelly also picked up on Lavin's curious past:

By the fall of 2020, Lavin penned "Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy," in which she "takes an immersive dive into white supremacy's explosive online presence, exploring the undercurrents of propaganda, racism, misogyny, and history that led us to where we are now."

So, a Rolling Stone piece about the how the Buffalo mass killing supposedly is a mirror image of what she previously has written about? Probably par for the course.

"Transphobia. Forced births. Gerrymandering. Anti-immigrant sentiment. And murder," Lavin also tweeted in regard to her Rolling Stone piece. "They're all part of the right's overweening politic of violent white demographic panic."

How are folks reacting to Lavin's latest piece?

As you might expect, Levin experienced some pushback in the wake of her Rolling Stone commentary article:

Ben Shapiro on Monday tweeted his take on the growing noise over the shooter's mention of the "Great Replacement Theory," which Lavin goes over in her piece:

Another Twitter user wrote, "We all know who is hung up on race. The left. Everything is about race. Everything viewed through a race filter. Democrats have moved little from their KKK past, and project their BS on to everyone else."

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