Even now that we know his name, the Umpqua Community College shooter remains an enigma, and commenters online and in the media have attempted to fill in the details with a lot of speculation, much of it fairly wild.
But the strangest speculation I’ve run across so far came from Mike Cernovich, the juice-hawking manosphere blogger who’s perhaps best known as #Gamergate’s “based lawyer.” Yesterday, Cernovich thought the long delay in reporting even the most basic information about the shooter was likely an indication that something nefarious was up.
So he tweeted this:
Something is up. Shooter is Muslim or transgender. Otherwise we'd have a name and race by now. Cover up is occurring! #UCCShooting
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 1, 2015