Gun Debate Hypocrisy: The Growing Backlash Against the Parkland Television Council
In my last blog, I pointed out the hypocrisy on both sides of the debate over the Second Amendment since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida between the right's continued whining over fake "violent" video games & the left's whining over guns.
In the last month, there was even more stupidity from the main five students being the most vocal advocates for gun control and I've already reached my breaking point with the tabloid trash mainstream news media's coverage of the shooting and the students.
So, around Easter weekend, scumbag David Hogg went after Fox News host Laura Ingraham over Ingraham's reaction on Twitter over an interview Hogg did with a reporter from TMZ where he complained about not getting into certain colleges he applied to during the school year. Pulling a page from the Parents Television Council's playbook, he tweeted a list of companies that advertised on Ingraham's Fox News show and he and his sycophant lapdogs got the majority of them to pull their ads. While Ingraham did apologize to the idiot, he refused to accept her apology because he felt she was only apologizing because she was losing ad revenue.
My thoughts on this are simple. For someone who complained about his school violating his First Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights because they were requiring him and all the other students to use see-through backpacks, Hoggwash had no problem trying to silence Laura Ingraham and restrict her First Amendment rights because he got butthurt over a tweet.
I agree with Bill Maher that the actions against Laura Ingraham were and is a form of bullying. While those actions are free speech, by using the same tactics that the Parents Television Council uses, it shows a lack of respect for freedom of speech and the First Amendment. Not only is Hogg being perceived as anti-Second Amendment, he's now seen as anti-First Amendment.
Recently, there was yet another student-led walkout of schools across the county this past Friday(April 20th) on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre. While the Parkland Five weren't the ringleaders(some idiot from Connecticut was), they were still being shoved down the American people's throats like WWE does with Roman Reigns & John Cena before him. Fortune magazine put them number one on a list of influential figures or some bullshit like that ahead of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Oprah Winfrey, and even outgoing New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Remember how I said that the American people's sympathy is not infinite? I'm at that point. Cue up the Phil Collins song "I Don't Care Anymore".
The first walkout was enough to make their point. This walkout was just redundant and all the students are doing is turning the American people against them. As I've said, they've galvanized gun rights activists and the GOP's voter base by attacking the National Rifle Association.
And it's gotten ridiculous at this point. It's been two months since the shooting and I'm sick of hearing about Parkland, I'm sick of hearing about Columbine, and I'm sick of hearing about Sandy Hook.
And I'm sick of seeing vultures who prey on not just on the dead, but the living as well, trying to make blood money off of mass shootings(and unfortunately, that even includes the families of the victims of these shootings) more than Nashville country music recording artists have on the September 11th terrorist attacks.