Scratch a liberal, find a hypocrite. As Twitchy reported Monday, gun control activist and media darling David Hogg went to CNN where he was allowed to smear Education Secretary Betsey DeVos as someone who “paid for her position” with no push-back from the network. He then went to Twitter where he told followers — and critics — to “not attack each other.”
Here’s the tweet put out by CNN, which, Twitchy noted, is “determined to make sure he milks every last drop out of his 15 minutes.”
“‘Betsey DeVos basically paid for her position…I think she’s not the right person for this,’ says Florida shooting survivor David Hogg after WH unveils plan to establish a school safety commission chaired by the US Education Secretary,” CNN tweeted:
"Betsey DeVos basically paid for her position…I think she's not the right person for this," says Florida shooting survivor David Hogg after WH unveils plan to establish a school safety commission chaired by the US Education Secretary https://t.co/JoA2GXoPwB pic.twitter.com/NgPFbiOkOq
— CNN (@CNN) March 12, 2018
He then said this on Twitter:
“Can we please not debate this as Democrats and Republicans but discuss this as Americans? In the comments if you see someone you dissagree (sic) with do not attack each other talk to one another, this applies to me too. (sic) WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE OUR FUTURE.”
Can we please not debate this as Democrats and Republicans but discuss this as Americans? In the comments if you see someone you dissagree with do not attack each other talk to one another, this applies to me too. WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE OUR FUTURE.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 12, 2018
Take a careful look at the date and time the tweets went out. Hogg sent his tweet out almost four hours AFTER CNN sent its message out.
In a nutshell, Hogg — who basically smears everyone with whom he disagrees — tells his followers (worshipers?) to do otherwise. And he had the gall to include himself in the tweet.
David Hogg is clearly a passionate kid. But passion is no substitute for logic, expertise, or credibility. Not only is Hogg not remotely qualified to be dictating gun policy, but all of his arguments for gun control rest on baseless smears against those with whom he disagrees. And outlets like CNN are just letting him get away with it.
One person told Hogg:
It’s Disagree. If you will reverse your rhetoric & stop attacking law abiding #2ADefenders & stop calling the NRA child killers then we have a starting point.
— JewishPrincess (@LuvRedWhiteBlue) March 12, 2018
Another person added:
You hung up on the POTUS and bragged about it, and have denigrated untold numbers of conservatives in the past weeks. Great to now be proclaiming a new set of ideals, but why should anyone believe you?
— Plimouth MA (@PlimouthMA) March 12, 2018
But that's what you've been doing from the start. Instead of blaming those responsible, the Police, FBI and the Broward School District, you've made scapegoats out of the NRA, Republicans, and anyone else who supports our right to keep and bear arms. Protecting kid = #armteachers
— Elsario Delmarco (@ElsarioD) March 12, 2018
One person said:
Hogg smears people he disagrees with politically every single time he appears on tv and yet CNN continues to give him a platform every few days without challenging him on it. It's ridiculous and CNN is complicit in the smears. https://t.co/owDMXj41MT
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) March 12, 2018
Either treat him like an adult and hold him accountable for the things he says or don't invite him on. It's that simple.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) March 12, 2018
Now there’s an idea…
They just bring this ignorant, attention-craving kid on to slander everyone they don't like. The act is getting really old, really fast. https://t.co/sPnkzM9eDC
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 12, 2018
It actually got old a long time ago.
Quite a few — apparently Hogg supporters — blindly agreed, but one person wrote:
This is funny. You call us "Child Murderers" and then ask for reasonable dialog. Every conservative I know is willing to put ARMED GUARDS at schools to keep them safe BUT our CIVIL LIBERTIES ARE NOT UP FOR DEBATE. HARD STOP.
— Joe Reilly (@JosephGReilly62) March 12, 2018
One person observed:
Starting to think David Hogg and his friends are beginning to undermine their own effort with overexposure on unrelated topics.
— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) March 12, 2018
That’s a very real possibility. As Dave Workman reported earlier Monday, young people are flocking to pro-Second Amendment groups. One organization, he reported, has seen a 1200 percent increase in traffic over the last three weeks.
Hogg, meanwhile, continues to demagogue the issue, driving people to groups like the National Rifle Association.
Of course, this adoration has to end sometime, and as one person noted, it won’t be pretty when that happens:
I hate to see these kids when the leftist liberals are done using them for their talking heads.
— pff (@capeannpainter) March 12, 2018
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