David Hogg to CNN: ‘I’m not a crisis actor’ — Video

While appearing on a recent edition of CNN’s AC360, “Never Again” representative David Hogg told Anderson Cooper that he’s not a “crisis actor,” despite what many have claimed.

“I’m not a crisis actor,” he said while accompanied by his father, who, Cooper said, formerly worked for the FBI. “I’m someone who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to be having to do that.”

“I’m not acting on anybody’s behalf,” he said.

Hogg also claimed that he’s not opposed to the Second Amendment, but wants people who own guns to have sound minds.

There have been a number of accusations hurled at Hogg, as Warner Todd Huston said in a post at Constitution.com.  According to Huston, “…some are now saying that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, who has been appearing all over CNN, MSNBC, the Big Three networks, and even foreign media, is a plant. There is a lot of video proof that this kid has been an activist for some time.”

Huston cited an article at True Pundit, which said:

Hogg ranted live on CNN and CBS and all other networks as his anti-Trump and anti-GOP gun control comments went viral in the mainstream media vacuum.

Liberal Nation applauded.

But now we learn Hogg was hanging out at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, GA sometime Before the school shooting. Before the shooting. Posing behind an news anchor desk? Perhaps Hogg’s career dream is to sign on with the network — a young Jake Tapper — as he has portrayed himself since the deadly shooting that claimed 17 students as a “student journalist and entrepreneur.”

The site added some compelling photos to bolster their case.

Dan Lyman said in an article at Infowars that Hogg appeared in a completely unrelated CBS Los Angeles report from August 2017:

Lyman added:

Interestingly, Hogg has reconnected with CBS for an appearance on CBS This Morning as the mainstream media unabashedly features high school students as figureheads for a new anti-gun push.

A CBS employee posted a photo of Hogg with fellow teen activists and CBS reporter Gisela Perez, which was later taken down after Kristinn Taylor of The Gateway Pundit reported on the photo shoot and how strange it seemed that all parties looked so cheerful and enthusiastic in the wake of such a tragedy.

Huston adds:

But one other bit of evidence about these kids also raises suspicions.

On his own Twitter account, another one of the Parkland teenagers noted that he and his fellow students are being coached on how to act in front of the media.

Student Cameron Kasky said that he isn’t worried about going off the anti-gun message because “we are practiced.”

“We’re not afraid of people trying to exploit us. We’ve practiced. We know their slimy tactics. Thankfully, most news networks we’ve worked with are interested in telling the right stories. I am eternally grateful for that. Keep an eye out,” he wrote on Twitter.

As we reported on Wednesday, anti-gun groups like Everytown for Gun Safety have, to quote the Washington Post, “jumped into the post-Parkland fray, but they have remained careful in how they handle the students.”


We’re not being conspiratorial, but that is an interesting choice of words.  So is Kasky’s use of “practiced.”

Huston rightly asked, “Who is coaching these kids?”

Good question.

Huston further wrote:

Furthermore, they have been appearing on all sorts of venues from local to national, to international news media. They even appeared on TV well after midnight Florida time on a British show where it was morning there (Remember, London is about five hours ahead of Florida time).

This sort of mass media blanket doesn’t just happen by accident. It has to be orchestrated. So, who is acting as these kids’ booker? Who is coaching them? Why aren’t we being told who is handling these kids?

Now, I am not saying here that the kids have to be lying shills. They may well be 100 percent sincere. But the actions they are advocating for will affect the rights of every American. That being the case, don’t we have a right to some transparency here?

Another good question.

Meanwhile, a post at the Red Elephants says that Silicon Valley tech giants and social media outlets are censoring reports surrounding Hogg:

Every video from any alt-media account regarding witness David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez is being deleted by youtube. This includes any content containing alternative theories about their intentions, criticism of their statements on media platforms or just merely discussing remarks made by Hogg and Gonzalez.

Even some live streams created by some accounts that were merely calmly questioning rhetoric by Hogg and Gonzalez, are receive strikes against their accounts for “bullying and harassment” in YouTube’s words. These accounts are also being dished out a ban from live streaming for 90 days. Some are even getting their entire account shut down.

A source has told The Red Elephants that there are emails being sent in correlation with the ADL, CNN, and Google who are allegedly coordinating this multi-platform wipe-down of conservative and alt-media accounts. This order to remove all posts from YouTube and Facebook is seemingly being followed through on.


Why is that?

Here’s video of Hogg’s statement to CNN:

Let’s be clear.  What these children experienced is horrific and no one should ever have to go through what these children did.  But there are questions being raised and they need to be addressed.  Are these children being used as pawns by the anti-gun left?  And don’t we have a right to know?


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