I first learned of this incident today, Friday, at 9:40 am GMT, which was 10:40 pm on Friday in New Zealand, where the incident took place at 1:40 pm.
So a mere 9 hours had elapsed.
Instant politics from the BBC:
Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described one alleged gunman, who had Australian citizenship, as an “extremist, right-wing” terrorist.
Instant politics from the Guardian:
Rightwing extremist wrote manifesto before livestreaming shooting.
Instant politics from the Sun:
A WHITE-supremacist who filmed himself slaughtering Muslims in a New Zealand mosque wrote a chilling 74-page manifesto after he was inspired by Anders Breivik.
So it seems that not only has the killer been identified as a white supremacist, extremist, right-wing terrorist, but also his 74-page manifesto has been found, and read, and summarised.
All inside less than nine hours.
The Sun report is dated 3:36 am, 15 March 2019, which is 4:36 pm NZ time, three hours after the event.
Make that all inside six hours
This story stinks. It’s all far too quick. I’m not sure if I could read and summarise a 74-page manifesto inside six hours, particularly if I’d been woken up in the middle of the night to do so.
It reminds me of how the UK Daily Telegraph, the day after the Kennedy assassination on 22 November 1963, carried a picture of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a rifle. How did the Telegraph manage to get hold of such a photo inside half a day?
Something terrible happens somewhere, and instead of there being a period of confusion before the facts gradually emerge, there’s almost instant universal certainty about not only who did it and but also exactly why they did it. And in this case the finger of blame is being pointed at a “white supremacist, extremist, right-wing terrorist”.
All sorts of people are being accused of being “white supremacists” these days. Back on 22 February
Trump denies his ‘very nice’ language encouraged white supremacist Coast Guard officer
And just yesterday, 14 March:
Samantha Bee: ‘I’m not saying Tucker Carlson’s a white supremacist. No, sorry, yes I am’
How interesting that. just days after Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson are accused of being white supremacists, a self-identified white supremacist appears with his very own 74-page manifesto in which, guess what, he praised Donald Trump:
New Zealand mosques’ attack suspect praised Trump in manifesto
A suspected gunman behind the Christchurch attacks has dubbed the US president as ‘a symbol of renewed white identity’..
What a wonderfully convenient stick with which to beat Donald Trump, and white males in general.
It all looks to me like a carefully planned, coordinated campaign. This story was probably written days or weeks ago.