Remember when the left-wing Toronto media immediately ruled out terrorism after the Danforth attack?
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, and later claimed the Danforth attack was one of their greatest accomplishments of 2018. Meanwhile, theToronto Sun’s Joe Warmington reported that Toronto Police were investigating the shooter’s online activity (including visiting ISIS websites) and his recent trip to Pakistan — a terrorist training hotbed. Warmington also reported that police believed the shooter was an experienced gunman who had received training.
Instead of factoring this information into their coverage, the groupthink media completely ignored reports from the Toronto Sun.
Some left-wing journalists condemned anyone who dared to suggest that the Muslim shooter who attended a fundamentalist Islamist mosque may have been inspired by ISIS or jihadist terrorism.
Instead, the mainstream media insisted that the Danforth shooter was some kind of victim worthy of our empathy and forgiveness.
After the harrowing attack that killed 10-year-old Julianna Kozis and 18-year-old Reese Fallon and injured 13 others, the mainstream media decided to focus on the shooter. They painted him as a victim.
With a straight face, Toronto journalists reported that the shooter had a “million dollar smile” and insisted that his deadly rampage was motivated simply by mental illness.
When Sun writer and True North fellow Anthony Furey unveiled the bombshell that the family’s statement (which blamed the shooter on “mental illness”) was written by a publicist with ties to the NDP and ties to organizations linked to radical Islam, the mainstream media didn’t flinch.
They continued to push the narrative that the shooter was a victim.
Instead of directing their scorn and outrage at the deranged shooter who stole innocent lives and terrorized a popular neighbourhood in Toronto, countless journalists directed that hate and anger at my colleagues and I at the Toronto Sun.
They accused us of “Hate-Mongering,” “Conspiracy Theories” and pushing a “Bigoted Narrative”
Well, a new report from the Toronto Police destroys the left-wing media’s narrative.
Previously redacted documents from the Toronto Police released to Global News on Tuesday reveal what was found in the killer’s bedroom after his evil rampage.
This is what we learned from the newly unsealed search warrant:
- The shooter had a stockpile of weapons, including: “two fully loaded AK-47 magazines, two loaded 9 mm magazines, two loaded drum magazines, three fully loaded extended magazines, and additional types of shotgun ammunition.”
- Police found a collection of DVDs focused on the Iraq war and 9/11 conspiracy theories, mostly produced by the kooky conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. According to Global News, who first reported on this unsealed police warrant, “Conspiracies about the 9/11 attacks, which were orchestrated by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist organization, also persist in the Arab world and countries such as Iran.”
- Police found receipts for $9,300 in cash payments sent to a Pakistani Mosque, for “membership fees” and a “mosque fund.”
So much for the idea he was a “lone wolf,” “not political” and “not religious.”
This police report gets us one step closer to the finding the truth when it comes to the Danforth terrorist attack.
It vindicates my colleagues and I at the Toronto Sun and reminds all Canadians that we can no longer trust a mainstream media who have caught red-handed pushing fake news and a made-up narrative.
Candice Malcolm is the Founder of the True North.