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CNN Scrambling After Hearing What Parkland Star's Dad Said Day After Sandy Hook

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For CNN, it might be time to CYA.

Since before the blood even dried on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school after the Feb. 14 mass shooting, the Clinton News Network has been a virtually back-to-back orgy of gun control activists.

It’s made stars of some of the most vocal survivors of the shooting, as long as their opinion comported with the network’s liberal outlook. But now a Twitter post from the father of one of those stars is emerging, and it’s not toeing the liberal line at all.

The post was reprised by Kyle Kashuv, a Stoneman Douglas student who has been outspoken about his belief that the massacre in Parkland, Florida, should not serve as an excuse to limit the Second Amendment rights of American citizens.

Kashuv has been tangling publicly with fellow Stoneman Douglas students Cameron Kasky and David Hogg, who have been promoted by CNN and other mainstream media outlets as the latest voices for stripping Americans of their constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms.

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In the Twitter post from December 2012, Kasky’s father, Jeff, an attorney in South Florida, essentially acknowledges that the kind of gun control proposals that are being most talked about would not have done a thing to save the lives of 20 children and six adults who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School that year.

It’s a grim fact that gun grabbers refuse to recognize.

Check it out here:

That’s not what the activists in the mainstream media are saying now, of course.

In the aftermath of the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington on Saturday, CNN and other media outlets are trying to build momentum for anti-gun Democrat candidates gearing up for the fall midterm elections.

Whether they’re wildly exaggerating the size of Saturday’s demonstration, or getting the facts ludicrously wrong about the Parkland shooting itself, liberal media outlets are trying their best to heed the cynical Democrat maxim of “never let a crisis go to waste.”

Kashuv’s tweet drew more than a few liberal screeches, naturally. But from other responses, he definitely struck a chord.

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Will this hurt the gun grabbers' momentum?
The tweet must come as a knuckleball to CNN, which has invested considerable time in pretending the Parkland anti-gun group actually speaks for a majority of Americans. (Maybe when a majority of Americans start responding to fascist salutes, they’ll have a point.)

More than any other news organization, CNN has tried to use the Parkland shooting to push its leftist agenda. With its disgraceful town hall meeting about the shooting, its over-the-top coverage of the March for Our Lives, or its attacks on Republican politicians, it’s clear CNN thought the moment had come to realize the liberal dream of destroying the Second Amendment in favor of gun control.

But here is the father of one of those young Florida fascists-in-the-making acknowledging in the wake of a deadly school shooting that what Americans would consider “reasonable” gun control would not have made a dime’s worth of difference.

That really blows the “narrative” the media has been spinning for since Feburary. And it’s got to have them scrambling at CNN – to CYA.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.
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