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Wednesday's CNN town hall to promote gun control and gun grabbing was off the rails from the very start. So-called moderator Jake Tapper sat back as the wild crowd targeted Republican Senator Marco Rubio with boos and jeers for basically just being there. The wildest moment allowed by Tapper was when Parkland, Florida student Cameron Kasky smeared the Senator by equating him to the shooter that killed 17 of his classmates.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur has a glaring habit of letting her anti-Republican hatred run wild while confronting and slamming GOPers on issues she knows little about. The same was true when she hosted the 2:00 p.m. hour of MSNBC Live on Wednesday when the network’s cameras were in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s office documenting anti-gun protestors screaming at the receptionists while he wasn’t there.
In the wake of the tragic Parkland, Florida shooting, there have been some disgusting and crazy conspiracy theories attacking some of the survivors as “actors” who didn’t really suffer through an ordeal. These comments are obviously offensive and should be condemned. But one person who doesn’t have the credibility to do that is former MSNBC analyst Toure. Why? Because he’s promoted 9/11 truther conspiracy theories.
Afternoon CNN Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin has gained a reputation of being a liberal journalist, but Wednesday saw Baldwin take her activism to another level by brutally harassing Florida Republican State Representative Matt Caldwell for not being willing to “consider” an assault weapons ban.
As members of the news media, the anchors at MSNBC would have you believe that they are but dispassionate observers in all things political. Whether they themselves believe this self-styled characterization is unclear, but their coverage of the anti-gun student protests in Florida has been especially replete with just such disingenuous posturing.
On Tuesday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio took to Twitter to sarcastically endorse a Washington Post hit piece against him entitled “Rubio faces backlash from students, gun control advocates after shooting.” The Republican lawmaker came up with a more fitting title as he mocked the paper: “Truly insightful must read by @WashingtonPost:’Rubio faces backlash from liberal groups that have long opposed him.’”
CNN proved today that if you are a politician with an “R” next to your name, you are single-handedly responsible for the mass shooting epidemic in this country, no matter what your stance on gun rights is. On Wolf Blitzer’s February 21 show this afternoon, the anchor repeatedly grilled moderate Republican, Chris Latvala from Florida, over “when” his party was going to “ban assault weapons,” asking the question over and over again.
Univision has joined the establishment media's laser focus on gun control in the wake of last week's horrendous school shooting in Parkland, Florida. This also means that Univision is also spreading willful misinformation in furtherance of gun control.
While the media have spent the past week applauding students who survived the Parkland, Florida school shooting demanding gun control legislation, on NBC’s Today show on Wednesday, correspondent Kerry Sanders worried that some of the teenagers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who traveled to the state capital to lobby lawmakers on the issue might encounter people with different points of view.
The Media Research Center on Wednesday announced a campaign to hold ABC's advertisers accountable for the anti-Christian bigotry spewed on The View. We are encouraging our grassroots army to call The View’s sponsors and let them know how upset you are about a show that smears Christians as “dangerous” and “mentally ill.”
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota not only did her part to spread misinformation about how easy it is to purchase an AR-15, but she also defended liberal activist Cameron Kasky's decision to demonize the NRA as a "terrorist organization," suggesting that "calling out the NRA" in such a way "might be effective." She also got into an unusually heated debate with conservative CNN contributor Jack Kingston as she badgered and repeatedly showed derision toward the former Republican congressman's conservative views on guns.