Fox News guest Kevin Jackson said on Monday that the suspect in the killing of nine black parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina church was clearly “a product of the left” and that his killing spree “absolutely adds up to leftism.”
The “Fox & Friends” segment focused on a recent study by the New America Foundation that reported killings in recent years attributed to right-wing extremism, including the Charleston shooting, far outnumbered cases of Islamic terrorism in the US.
Calling it “the biggest hack job” he’d ever seen, Jackson went on to specifically take issue with the report’s decision to categorize Dylann Roof — who was photographed sporting white supremacist flags and badges and whose alleged manifesto cited the white nationalist group the Council of Conservative Citizens — on the right rather than the left.
“They’ve just thrown him over into the right because he passed by a right wing building or something,” said Jackson, author of “The Big Black Lie: How I Learned The Truth About The Democrat Party.”
“Dylann Roof is a product of the left wing. He’s a product of their education system,” he continued. “As much as they wanna blame it on the right, as far as I’m concerned — you can look at everything he’s done and it absolutely adds up to leftism.”
Jackson did not elaborate.
Experts who conducted a survey of law enforcement agencies recently told TPM that police consider right-wing attacks a greater threat than Islamic extremism in the US.
Watch the clip, from Media Matters: