CNN’s recent gun-grabbing pep rally is catching all sorts of flak. Not only from the usual suspects, either. Though there’s no shortage of tasty soundbites coming from the regulars (see Dana Loesch at CPAC 2018 Scorches Media for Loving School Shootings and NRA’s Wayne LaPierre SCORCHES Media/Dems over Florida Shooting).
Andrew Klein, the father of a Parkland survivor, recalls a conversation he had with a CNN producer the day after the Florida shooting.
I actually spoke to a CNN producer on Thursday, the day after the shooting, and the producer insinuated to me that they were looking for people who were willing to espouse a certain narrative, which was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate. And I read that as being a gun control debate.
[They were] looking for people who want to talk about the policy implications about happened. She didn’t mention guns, but, you know, in terms of the policy implications for preventing future mass shootings, and if you know folks who want to talk about that we would like to speak to those people.
Translated from Leftistspeak: “We need people who think assault boomsticks are icky to say so on the TV. If you disagree, go away!”
CNN seems to be cherry-picking every social-justicey, anti-gun survivor from the bunch and giving them the spotlight. Hence, the surplus of shaven-headed girls and weak-jawed, effete males who recoil at the very sight of lead-slinging devices. Especially the black, scary-looking ones.
This father is not the first person to question CNN’s motives in the wake of Parkland. There’s been much talk of scripted questions already. Given the most trusted name in fake news’ handling of “Russian nothing burgers” to push their narrative, handcrafting this meeting to suit their needs comes as no shock.
I guess we should appreciate CNN not hiding their biases anymore. Makes our job much easier.