So the news has been full of the shooting in Oregon. Yet
not a single picture of the shooter. [UPDATE: As of 10/2 MSNBC has shown the same pictures I found below, so a bit more validation.] Only now on Fox a name. All the people shown are Lilly White folks (as tends to be the case in that area).
The implied narrative is that this was some random shooting “hate crime” (a term I dislike, BTW. Show me a “love crime”…)
So I did a bit of digging. Not much out there from ‘real media’. Several “reputable sources” have comments that this guy was a Chris Mercer and some of the comments claim some kind of Muslim connection. I’d love to have Real News finding answers instead of resorting to “random web links”, but so it goes.
I do not endorse this site ( know nothing about it, really, just a google search link) and warn that the language used is course and it is not for “polite company”. But it has what looks like real information. (
But not vetted with any cross checks [UPDATE: MSNBC has now shown the same images, so cross check exists.], so Caveat Emptor…) I did find one other site with the same pictures, but one of theirs is clearly of someone else. Here’s the link:
First find of the picture here:
A later link claims that the shooters account was ‘hacked’ and changed after his death to claim he was “conservative”:
Saw another post that his online account had be hacked 5 times since his death.
2 posted on Thu 01 Oct 2015 07:40:26 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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LOL the Daily Beast fell for it.what else is knew..that site was altered FIVE TIMES TODAY..unless the shooter is still alive and able to go online internet trolls were messing around with his profile
3 posted on Thu 01 Oct 2015 07:40:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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Given the speed, I’d suspect more likely he’d given the password to a friend for when he didn’t make it back.
This one claims the Islamic connection in that the shooter had to connections on his myspace page, one to:
MySpace page of Mahmoud Ali Ehsani
Grab these images, before they can be scrubbed
And while later the page / images are gone, these folks do show some of them. Then there is a reputed connection to So. Cal. and more. Do they have ‘the right guy’? I don’t know. This would be a lot easier if Real News were doing their job.
Connected directly to Chris Harper-Merper of Torrance, California, via his MySpace page.
15 posted on Thu 01 Oct 2015 06:17:53 PM PDT by research99
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I was just about to come here to post this… Chris Harper Mercer’s MySpace page is full of IRA terrorist pictures and one of his two contacts has a bunch of Mujaheddin photographs.
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…. ANNND it looks like his pal Mahmoud Ali Ehsani just removed his MySpace page graphics. Erased his account pics, and now probably his profile.
Nothing but Jihadi images, the Ummah, and the black flag of militant Islamists.
I take it he’s going to skip town (or the country) before the FBI can find his ass.
16 posted on Thu 01 Oct 2015 06:18:28 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
Not sure. Shooter Chris Mercer has two individuals ‘connected’ to him via his MySpace page. Mahmoud is ONE of the two. Could be pertinent. Mahmoud has over 300 ‘connections’ nearly all of whom are blacks.
37 posted on Thu 01 Oct 2015 06:27:46 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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you’ve GOT to be kidding me?
but the media already said the reason doesn’t matter. just the guns.
when the white boy shot NC up, the reason mattered ALOT a WHOLE LOT and it should have. just like this one.
38 posted on Thu 01 Oct 2015 06:28:55 PM PDT by dp0622
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If you want more, hit the links or do some more Web Searching for confirmation / negation.
So zero mention this was a “black on white” shooting. Attempting to squash the name (saw the Sheriff at the news conference actively saying don’t use his name) and zero mention of a connection to any Islamic folks.
Compare the guy in the South were race was immediately front and center and an all out assault on the Confederate Heritage was mounted by the media.
I’m not liking this crappy bias in news coverage.
And while the bodies are still warm and the survivors have not yet finished surgery, Obama is busy “never letting a crisis go to waste” and advocating that it was the guns whot dun it… So rude, crude, and heartless.
As this is all fast and poorly vetted, it is quite possible I’ve just fallen for a bogus site with crap in it. Frankly, that’s what bothers me about the self-censorship of the dominant news coverage. If forces me to go to places I’d rather not go to search for information. Oh Well. Eventually the truth will get out.
[UPDATE: This morning MSNBC has stepped up to the plate and is showing the same pictures from the link / MySpace. I’m very glad to see someone in Real News providing some insight into the shooter. It would be nice if the rest of the media could confirm some of this, but as of now at least MSNBC is on it. Kudos to them for being first and best on digging into it. This link has the story, but not the pictures: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/oregon-shooting-umpqua-gunman-chris-harper-mercer-what-we-know and it also looks like NBC has confirmation of identity in their story: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/oregon-college-shooting/oregon-shooting-umpqua-gunman-chris-harper-mercer-what-we-know-n437351 which also includes some about what was in his “note”. (The usual ‘the world hates me and I’m upset’ stuff from someone who didn’t know how to ‘get a life’…) -E.M.S.]
For now, assuming the basic facts and images of the myspace links in that link were correct, it looks to me like a very large story NOT being shown the light of day.