CNN’s Pro-Gun Control ‘Children’s Crusade’ Exploited Grieving Students And Parents | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis

Media Bias: It’s bad enough that the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School have been traumatized by the mass shooting by a former student that claimed 17 lives. But gun control extremists in the media, Hollywood and Democratic Party now are exploiting them to achieve their dubious agenda of eliminating the Second Amendment.

X Like the children who were used during the medieval Children’s Crusades for cynical political and religious purposes, the kids of Stoneman Douglas are used as poster children for the anti-gun crowd and their liberal media advocates.

Last night, CNN had what it billed as a “nationally televised town hall” with students, parents, and citizens of Lakeland, Florida, where the shootings by Nikolas Cruz took place.

Showing that it really has nothing to do whatsoever with a “town hall,” CNN called its instant gathering “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action.” That’s  a political slogan, not a call to have a reasoned discussion of violence in the schools and guns.

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CNN didn’t want a cross section of kids and families, but a specific type. Apparently, supporters of either Trump or gun rights were discouraged.

Colton Haab, a Junior ROTC cadet at the school who helped other kids hide from the shooter, describes his experience  over at Real Clear Politics.

“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab told WPLG-TV in Miami. He didn’t attend.

Things didn’t go any better for those who braved what was intended to be a justifiably angry crowd, not exactly a place for a reasoned debate.

Sen. Marco Rubio was booed for saying the truth — that a ban on assault weapons wouldn’t have prevented the attack by Cruz.

Meanwhile, Dana Loesch, spokesperson for the NRA, calmly answered questions and politely listened to those who spoke, despite being booed and heaped with abuse and, at one point, being denied the right to answer after one person in the audience spoke for four minutes and asked Loesch a question. After one attempt at an answer to another question, different hecklers in the crowd began to chant “murderer!” CNN did nothing to stop it.

Loesch, speaking one day after the CNN event at the CPAC Conference in Washington, said: “I had to to have a security detail to get out. … There were people rushing the stage and screaming, ‘burn her’.”

CNN’s attempt to whip up pro-gun control enthusiasm won’t be the last.

Celebrities from Hollywood, who tolerated years of rampant sexual abuse and harassment in their own industry, have moved on to funding a pro-gun control “March for Our Lives” demonstration, set for March 24 in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere around the country.

Make no mistake. This “march” isn’t a student-led, spontaneous event. It’s been planned and funded by leftist organizers and far-left celebrities. George and Amal  Clooney pledged $500,000 to support the march. Oprah Winfrey matched the donation, followed by Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and directing legend Steven Spielberg, who also matched.

For Oprah, “these inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.”

Oprah must be confused. The Freedom Riders were demonstrating and organizing on behalf of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — including the Second Amendment.

Gun control is now the cause du jour in ever-trendy Hollywood, apparently. The disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, hoping to salvage something from his career, promised to “channel that anger” that made him a serial sex abuser toward the NRA. “I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention,” Weinstein told the New York Times. “I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah.”

We know there are angry people out there who have suffered horrible losses and who believe that abolishing guns is the only answer. We respect that, while disagreeing.

Yet we also know that the left-wing media, as exemplified by CNN, will continue their advocacy journalism of the worst sort, sticking microphones in the faces of grieving parents and kids, whipping up anger and seeking to use raw rage in their fight to curb Americans’ constitutional rights. And, yes, they’ll continue to exploit the students of Stoneman Douglas high school, at least as long as it serves their purpose.

But will the voices of anti-gun control students who survived the shootings also be heard? Like that of Brandon Minoff, a senior at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High, who said: “I whole-heartedly believe the media are politicizing this tragedy. It seems that gun control laws is the major topic of conversation, rather than focusing on the bigger issue of 17 innocent lives being taken at the hands of another human.”

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Originally posted 2019-09-19 23:09:53.


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