David Hogg Is Quickly Learning How to Be a Bully
When is it okay to talk back to someone who keeps falsely branding you a murderer? Well, that depends on whether he's being funded by Republicans or Democrats.
Ever since the shooting last month at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a student named David Hogg has become the new face of the gun-confiscation movement. He's everywhere you look, telling you that if you disagree with him, you've got blood on your hands. If you've managed to miss his schtick, here's a quick recap from David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon:
Now, I'm not going to blame this young man for feeling angry and helpless after a shooting at his school. There was a shooting at my high school when I was about his age, maybe a little younger. It was a looooong time ago, but as I remember it: A couple of guys I didn't know got into a feud over a girl. Typical high school stuff. But then one kid went home at lunchtime, got his dad's pistol, and came back to the school cafeteria and shot the other kid. It wasn't fatal, thank God, but it was still terrifying. I wasn't there when it happened, but it was in a place where I'd always felt safe. (Other than the occasional food poisoning and regular body shaming.) That shooting really shook up everybody at my school, and I couldn't go back into the cafeteria for a long time after that.
If you had stuck a TV camera in my face right after it happened, I probably would've said a lot of the same things David Hogg is saying now. "Ban all the guns, or else you hate kids." It's as simple as that, right? All the problems in the world are that clear cut when you're 17 years old, physically and/or emotionally.
Hogg is saying all the things gun grabbers want to hear, and the rest of us had better not disagree with him or we're child-hating monsters. He's living proof that America should lower the voting age to 16 -- seriously, lefties are saying that -- yet he's not old enough to take a little bit of what he's dishing out.
In fact, our media gatekeepers seem to think Hogg should be allowed to say whatever he wants without question, no matter how transparently false it is. Here's CNN's Brian Stelter, admitting just that:
"There's always that balance." Yes, sometimes you just have to let people say things you know aren't true. That's balance, when you work for CNN and you're talking about gun control. As they keep reminding us: "This is an apple."
Which brings me to Laura Ingraham. I'm not a big fan of hers, and I winced when I saw this yesterday: