…And Mark Steyn Weighs In

Writer and commentator Mark Steyn also had something to say about Jesus Campos appearing on the Ellen show. He was on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show and here’s what was said:

>> Mark Steyn is an author and columnist and he joins us tonight. Look, I’m not a conspiracy nut at all and I’m desperately hoping the authorities will prevent me from forming my own conspiracies to explain what has become increasingly inexplicable, but it looks like that interview was managed by MGM and that’s why they put him on the Ellen show. Does that give you confidence that the public is learning anything meaningful about the story?
>> No, and I’m not a conspiracy nut either, but you are entitled to be one on this, Tucker, because whether by intention or design, nothing is proceeding normally in this case. Up to the absurdity where someone says I’m only going to give one interview and I’m going to give it to Ellen DeGeneres.
>> I’ve got nothing against — I’ve got nothing against Ellen.
>> Tucker: I don’t either!
>> This seems very weird choice and as you say she manages to say you are a true hero because by getting shot in the leg you saved so many lives. That’s not what happened. That was the old narrative.
>> Tucker: Exactly.
>> At the old narrative was that he interrupted the gunfire, took a shot in the leg and brought the massacre to a halt. Then the sheriff said, sorry, I got things the wrong way around, actually Mr. Campos got there before the mass shooting started and then apparently the shooter between shooting Mr. Campos in the leg, there was then a six minute delay before he started massacring everybody, during which time he had a nice cup of tea, a call down to room service or whatever he did and then the hotel said that’s not what happened, there’s a third timeline and then everybody does the obvious and says why don’t we ask Mr. Campos what happened and then they say suddenly, he has disappeared, he’s gone now. He’s off the scene, no one has seen him for a week. Then he comes back and he’s on the Ellen DeGeneres show. That’s how conspiracy theories start and everybody is entitled to take a flyer on whatever conspiracy theory they want in this case because were, for whatever reason, Mandalay Bay and the Ellen DeGeneres show have muddied the waters to total impenetrable lady now.
>> Tucker: I think it so nicely put because it’s clear, and by the way, simply because mgm managed this interview, doesn’t mean that it’s an accurate, I’m not attacking mgm. But I also think it was managed, clearly it was managed. So they are under a ton of legal pressure because the usual ambulance chasers are circling the hotel looking for payouts and so that suggests that he’s under a lot of pressure to give a specific story line that may not be that useful in understanding what happened.
>> There’s other issues here, talker. Las Vegas is one of the most surveilled cities on Earth, because all these big casinos resort owners want to know what people are doing in the building from every conceivable angle. Even before we got the big post-9/11 security, in Vegas they had cameras everywhere linked to some back office where everybody is looking at what you’re doing. And what’s interesting to me is that there are some’s that goes on in London or Paris or Brussels or wherever, the Brussels airport farming is a very good example. They pulled some stunned at the Brussels airport, kill a bunch of people. Within 24 hours you’ve got the closed-circuit television picture showing the killer moving through the airport concourse. Here, mandalay bay has not released any footage, any shots of the sky, the couple of pictures, event of the hotel room door are actually extremely limited. 200 rounds did indeed come through the store, that must be the best build hotel room door in the history of hotel rooms.
>> Tucker: Exactly right.
>> So, I might be wrong, there might be an explanation for that that. He might not have been a very good shot so he was actually firing through the cheap sheet rock to the side of the door. I don’t know. The fact is that mandalay bay has not done what Brussels airport did in that terrorist attack.
>> Tucker: Totally right.
>> Nobody knows what this guy was doing.

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