Media's Anti-Gun Obsession Spreads to Squirt Guns on Univision

Now even innocent children’s play is politicized by the liberal media.

Univision, the Spanish-language media giant that aspires to be a leader of the liberal media pack, illustrated the problem when it ginned up the “outrage” over little Prince George playing with a water pistol during a family outing to watch one of his Dad’s polo matches.

It seems too real” Univision anchor Patricia Janiot complained of the Prince’s water pistol, while also both overstating and justifying the amount of social media comments against the little boy’s classic summertime fun.

PATRICIA JANIOT, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: The social media were inundated with comments against the use of the water pistol, because it seems too real, and following the massacres that have taken place with guns in schools, especially in the United States, well many say that these symbols of violence should be avoided. And it isn’t any wonder.

Co-anchor Enrique Acevedo, Jorge Ramos’s heir apparent to Univision’s main evening news anchor chair, also justified the faux outrage, concluding the segment on the little Prince’s water gun play by saying “the evident sensitivity around these issues is not for nothing.”

After delivering the highly forced, but obligatory, anti-gun central point, both anchors finally got around to acknowledging that after all it was “just playing” and “a toy.”

Meanwhile, notwithstanding Univision’s characterization, many people on social media had Prince George's back, including NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, whose tweetOh leave the boy alone received ample love on Twitter.

In a more considerate piece, USA Today’s Jennifer McClellan also weighed in. In her article on the subject, she noted that the experts say let kids playand cited a study that found that “kids who were able to play aggressively had developed senses of social and emotional abilities. It said that prohibiting such play could actually stifle development.”

Below is the complete transcript of the above-referenced report, as aired during the June 11, 2018 edition of Noticiero Univisión, Edición Nocturna.

ENRIQUE ACEVEDO, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: Well, an image, a picture, of little Prince George has caused controversy in the United Kingdom. In the image the Prince is seen playing with a toy water gun, surrounded by his family, the Duchess of Cambridge and other children, while his father participates in a polo tournament.

PATRICIA JANIOT, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: The social media were inundated with comments against the use of the water pistol, because it seems too real, and following the massacres that have taken place with guns in schools, especially in the United States, well many say that these symbols of violence should be avoided. And it isn’t any wonder.

ACEVEDO: Yes, no there is also the idea that well, it is

JANIOT: He is just playing, of course.

ACEVEDO: He is playing, a toy, but the evident sensitivity around these issues is not for nothing.

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