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First Tucker, Now Jesse Watters Savages David Hogg in Front of Entire Country

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First, Tucker Carlson revealed why Parkland activist David Hogg shouldn’t be used as a puppet by the media and shouldn’t be influencing public policy. Now, Jesse Watters has become the latest Fox News personality to criticize the shooting survivor turned anti-gun activist.

On Monday’s edition of “The Five,” Watters said that attention had turned Hogg from a rational participant in the national debate over firearms to the point where he had “become a real bomb thrower.”

“He started off — and I’ve seen him on Fox News — he started off as this balanced, nice kid who was reporting the facts about what were happening at the school,” Watters said.

“And he’s just now become a real bomb thrower. And someone like this I think isn’t helping the conversation.”

In fact, Watters says that activists like Hogg have poisoned the well by balkanizing the gun control debate.

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“This guy makes people think, ‘You’re coming for my guns,’” Watters said.

“You’re gonna say that Rubio has blood on his hands because he takes money from the NRA? Maybe he takes money from the NRA because he supports the Second Amendment.”

“It would be more scandalous if the NRA was buying off Democrats and they were voting for legislation even though they didn’t believe in it,” he continued. “So, that doesn’t make any sense to me.”

Watters also noted that “all these people are being protected by heavily armed security guards, and that’s fine.” He noted that these guards, like most gun owners, possess their firearms legally — something the Parkland shooter shouldn’t have been able to do in an ideal situation.

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“In this particular situation the guy had a rifle because the Bill of Rights said an 18 year old with no criminal record can have a rifle,” Watters said. “And it was the police, and the school, and the FBI — those were the people that failed. Let’s just take a broader look, and not just target the NRA.”

Watters remarks came days after Carlson attacked Hogg in the run-up to the “March for Our Lives.”

“Sell more guns, murder more children, get re-elected. That is David Hogg’s view of the other side of the debate,” Carlson said Friday.

“Let’s take this seriously. If you honestly don’t care what the people who disagree with you think, if you believe they want to ‘murder more children,’ who are you?” he continued.

“Well, you’re angry. You’re definitely not fit to be making policy for the rest of us. You are by definition an extremist. You should not have power if you really believe anyone who disagrees with you is evil and wants to kill the innocent.”

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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