Orlando shooting survivor harassed by conspiracy buffs as ‘crisis actor’
As if she hasn’t suffered enough, conspiracy theorists are harassing a survivor of the Orlando shooting online.
Patience Carter, who was shot in the leg by Omar Mateen in Pulse nightclub, has previously spoken of the night of terror, describing how the gunman said he was sparing black people because they had “suffered enough.”
Discovering that Carter is an intern at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, conspiracy theorists have latched onto her — accusing her of being a fraud who was paid to be part of a staged event to bring about gun confiscation.
A video posted to YouTube by New World Agenda — and seen by over 100,000 viewers — breathlessly described the shooting as: “PULSE SHOOTING HOAX – CRISIS ACTOR REVEALED? PATIENCE CARTER is FOX NEWS INTERN!”
…Another conspiracy theorist took photos from Carter’s Instagram account and manipulated the time stamps to make it appear that she was uninjured after the shooting. The actual photo posting on Instagram shows a date of 11 June 2016.