This Is The Biggest Buried Lede You’ll Ever See

The Associated Press reported Friday that there’s “no evidence Orlando gunman sought gay relationships.”

The FBI began investigating that possibility after media reports last week quoted men as saying that Omar Mateen had reached out to them on gay dating apps and had frequented the gay nightclub where the June 12 massacre took place. One man even claimed to be Mateen’s gay lover in an interview with Univision that aired this week.

But the officials say the FBI, which has recovered Mateen’s phone and conducted 500 interviews, has not found concrete evidence nearly two weeks into the investigation to corroborate such accounts. They also say the investigation is ongoing and that nothing has been formally ruled out.

I would bet a week’s pay that you won’t see this headline on any of the major news outlets, who made sure we all heard about Mateen’s “gay lover.” And CNN has this piece “What it’s like to be gay and Muslim.” (Without any disrespect: Dead? CBS featured this one on being Muslim and gay.)

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has had to chew her arm off to get away from any line of questioning leading to radical Islam. But at every turn, the inconvenient truth keeps getting in her way.

[Lynch] has taken pains not to describe radical extremism as the sole motivation and declined in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday to rule out any possibility, including that he was secretly gay. She also declined to say what evidence, if any, existed to support alternate theories.

The next thing we’ll hear is that Mateen had mental health issues and believed in aliens who told him to kill gays. His therapist will step forward and violate doctor-patient privilege to disclose this news-busting “fact.” Anything that fits the Obama administration’s narrative must be believed.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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