The horrible school shooting at Parkland, Florida has presented Univision's news division (as well as the rest of the U.S. Spanish-language news media) with a golden opportunity to pursue two of its passions: promoting gun control up to, and including, repeal of the Second Amendment; and its war against U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of almost seven years.
During his radio program on Thursday afternoon, February 22, conservative icon Rush Limbaugh hammered the “so-called Town Hall” that aired the previous night on the Cable News Network as a “disgrace” and the result of “a lifetime of propagandizing and indoctrination in the schools.”
La presentadora de Telemundo María Celeste Arrarás vuelve a la carga, apropiándose del tiroteo horrendo ocurrido en Parkland, Florida como fundamento de un editorial viciado contra el senador Marco Rubio, lleno de falacias, inconsistencias y difamaciones- todo en pos de la agenda de control de armas tan prevalente en nuestros medios nacionales de habla hispana.
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.
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.’”
On New Day Sunday, as the show touted the group of liberal students holding a rally to promote gun control in response to the Florida school shootings, CNN correspondent Rosa Flores at one point repeated without question the claim by one student that it is "more difficult" to "plan for a weekend" than it is to get an "automatic weapon or semi-automatic weapon."
Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás is at it again, unleashing an unhinged editorial rant targeted at U.S. Senator Marco Rubio that is laden with fallacies, inconsistencies and outright smears in furtherance of the gun control agenda so prevalent in our domestic Spanish-language news media.
On New Day Saturday, CNN anchor Victor Blackwell gave a group of five students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a forum with little pushback to not only advocate more gun control, but to accuse Republicans of being the ones who "murdered" the victims at their school in Parkland, Florida. CNN even used a clip of one student repeating discredited claims that "There's been 18 mass shootings in schools this year," as she complained that "I didn't hear about them."
On Thursday, several MSNBC anchors at various times of day were fixated on how NRA spending had benefited a number of prominent Republican political figures who had tweeted out sentiments regarding "thoughts and prayers" after the Florida shootings. After MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle first raised the issue Thursday morning and spent almost three minutes listing and showing images of nine Republicans who had benefited from NRA spending, fellow hosts Katy Tur, Ali Velshi and Brian Williams followed her lead later in the day anchoring their regular shows.
In the wake of Wednesday's horrific Florida school shooting, MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted a handful of pro-gun control senators whose states have experienced similar tragedies. But while Florida’s Democratic Senator Bill Nelson was invited to appear, NBC analyst John Heilemann remarked that Marco Rubio – also from Florida – was “not welcome” on the show until he was willing to advocate for firearm restrictions.
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle played attack dog for Democratic Sen. Mark Warner with the news that he had extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch in March of 2017 to get in contact with dossier author Christopher Steele without a "paper trail." Ruhle took a tweet from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and twisted it to somehow suggest Fox News reporting on this story was somehow "fake" and "untrue." She insisted calling it "nonsense" was an "understatement."
During an interview with Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King claimed it was “offensive” for President Trump to highlight the victims of MS-13 gang violence during the State of the Union address and argued that he was trying to paint all immigrants as criminals. The Republican lawmaker immediately called out her unfair accusation.