Fox Sports personality and Outkick The Coverage founder Clay Travis thinks people acting on a false narrative and hashtag activism is part of the reason for the Dallas massacre.
Travis addressed the murder of five Dallas officers in Friday’s “All That and a Bag of Mail” post. (RELATED: UPDATE: 3 Suspects In Custody After Snipers Kill 5 Officers, Wound 7 Others At Dallas Anti-Police Protest)
He wrote in part:
The result is that many people believe the false narrative that white police are murdering innocent black men. Once you buy into this false narrative then the hate festers and if enough people allow that hate to fester then eventually someone acts on that hate.
Last night’s shooting of police, in my opinion, is a direct result of the way this story has been covered and the hashtag activism that surrounds it. That’s how we get to this statement from Dallas police chief David Brown: “The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people – especially white officers.” A black guy is so angry at alleged police racism — which isn’t supported by the data — that he’s willing to kill innocent white police officers to even the scales of justice in his mind.
Travis has also been an outspoken critic of the Black Lives Matter movement in the past, and has argued the movement has cost black people their lives.