Posted by Tina
Yesterday I saw footage of fresh faced teens in Florida demanding that we put politics aside and work together to find solutions that would ensure the safety of students in our schools. A mature response IMHO.
That was yesterday. In less than 24 hours Democrats and left activists have hijacked the nonpartisan plea and motivated an activist movement to push for “gun control,” the same worn out talking point the left has used for decades to stir up emotions and create an election year “cause” for votes and donations. Democrat activists don’t listen. They refuse to participate in solutions oriented noodling. Instead they become instant opportunists motivated by extreme politics. Example:
This week we lost 17 Americans in Parkland – the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012. Since then, 438 people have been shot and 138 killed in over 230 school shootings. That’s 5 school shootings every month, 16 of which classify as “mass shootings.” — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 16, 2018
But there’s a problem with Hillary’s statistics. Even the Washington Post noted the lie in it’s article: “No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018. That number is flat wrong.” The number of fatal school shooting incidents since Columbine in 1999 is actually 25 — certainly no small number, but nowhere near “230 school shootings since 2012.” Hillary’s numbers derive from “Everytown for Gun Safety,” a radical left-wing, gun control group.
The same lie was repeated on twitter by Bernie Sanders, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Cher, Alexander William, Misha Collins and Albert Brooks and retweeted thousands of times. News organizations also falsely used the numbers in their coverage of the incident: MSNBC, ABC, NBCs, CBS, Time, MSN, BBC, the New York Daily News and the Huffington Post.
It’s called left generated fake news. So much for a solutions based approach.
Following a tragedy, the left always swings into action to agitate! In this case the dead are shamefully used as vulnerable students become pawns in a tortured political game. Democrats are not above stretching the truth, nor are they above flat out lying, to sensationalize the issue and promote their party.
Related: NBC Miami, “Broward Deputies to Carry Rifles on School Grounds: Sheriff”