An unidentified woman is dead after allegedly wounding three in a Tuesday shooting rampage at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California
As the news broke Tuesday afternoon, CNN filled airtime by speculating that “perhaps a love triangle” was a potential motive of the woman who was reported to have carried out the attack.
The Hollywood Reporter pointed out the “sexism” accusation, citing a handful of users displeased by CNN reporter Shimon Prokupecz floating the “love triangle” explanation.
Of course since the YouTube shooter is a woman, terms like “crime of passion” & “love triangle” are already being used. Stop spinning webs
— Colleen Nika (@colleennika) April 3, 2018
CNN now throwing out the possibility of a “love triangle” pic.twitter.com/rbl516uhtb
— Hilary Sargent (@lilsarg) April 3, 2018
Yeah wtf CNN, women can be lone wolves too.
CNN Criticized for “Sexist” Coverage of YouTube Shooting – The Hollywood Reporter https://t.co/ZDyiANdOs0
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) April 3, 2018
The story was picked up by Drudge Report, which garnered a wide array of remarks.
CNN Criticized for ‘Sexist’ Coverage… https://t.co/FzzOSkUKfA
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) April 3, 2018
But conservative publication Legal Insurrection wasn’t going to pile on.
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) April 3, 2018
Fox News alum Greta Van Susteren also agreed:
Give it a rest! Not everything is sexist…this was breaking news.! “CNN Criticized for “Sexist” Coverage of YouTube Shooting – The Hollywood Reporter https://t.co/NPbyyouGnf
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) April 3, 2018
It is currently unknown what motivated the female shooting suspect.