The shooting at a newspaper offices suggests that "something" they have published lately enraged some responsible gun owner.
A lone, white male gunman in his 20s, surprise, surprise, is in the police custody. kudos to the local police that apparently responded within 1 minute to the shooting. Apparently the shooter gave up right away without resistance and got apprehended. He is being currently interrogated as for the motive of his actions.
“Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees."
The Capital Gazette is a quintessential, local American newspaper reporting vital news for the Annapolis community. The Capital is a daily newspaper published in Annapolis since 1884. Its sister newspaper, The Gazette, is one of the oldest newspapers in America, its origins dating back to the early 18th century. The Capital was acquired by The Baltimore Sun Media Group in 2014.
There are several media outlets in the building where shooting occured, making it impossible to actually precise the gunman's intended target.
Today, would be an important day for Annapolis community
It didn’t take long for the internet to point out that former Breitbart editor and right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos had publicly stated he is issuing reporters threatening messages when asked to comment for stories as a shooter terrorized the newsroom at the Capital Gazette in Maryland.
“I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight,” he told the Observer over text message, published on Tuesday.
Milo Yiannopoulos wants “vigilante squads” to start shooting journalists.
Only a few years ago, Yiannopoulos was one of the star pundits on the Trumpian right. He was a prized writer for Breitbart, a touted ally of Steve Bannon and even the possessor of a book deal from Simon and Shuster. The Mercer family, among the biggest donors to the Republican Party, amply subsidized his provocations. But Yiannopoulos’ extremist politics have made him an increasingly toxic figure, especially after an amply documented BuzzFeed expose revealing the depth of his ties to Neo-Nazis. These revelations caused even very hard-right figures like the Mercers and Breitbart to cut their ties to Yiannopoulos.
Now, Observer is reporting that Yiannopoulos’ descent into the political gutter continues apace. Asked by Observer to comment on a story, Yiannopoulos texted, “I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight.” He sent a similar comment to a Daily Beast writer.
We must also not that the rhetoric calling journalists and media the "enemy of the people" is a trademark of Trump's rally speeches.