The media insists that the survivors of the Parkland school shooting wield an unchallengeable moral authority. But only some survivors. The survivors who echo the media's political point of view. Not others.
A survivor of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who was previously interviewed by CNN and MSNBC following the mass shooting, told Fox News he believes certain media outlets are politicizing the tragedy to push gun control.
Brandon Minoff, an 18-year-old senior, said the media chose to target gun control advocates instead of focusing on the 17 lives lost in Wednesday's slaughter.
“I wholeheartedly believe that the media is politicizing this tragedy,” Minoff said. “It seems that gun control laws is the major topic of conversation rather than focusing on the bigger issue of 17 innocent lives being taken at the hands of another human.”
Minoff said not all of the students at the school share the same stance -- yet most of the coverage has ignored those who favor gun rights.
Of course it has.
The media is not here to empower students. It's in Parkland to use them. Just like it uses everyone. It claims that the students it interviews have unchallenged moral authority not because of the school shooting, but because of their politics. Only leftist ideas and causes have unchallenged moral authority. And the left is back on its gun ban high hobbyhorse.
It's playing the usual game of recruiting human shields with "unchallenged moral authority" before claiming that they're being attacked by the right. It plays this same game a lot. But the game is a sham. The left doesn't respect the survivors. It only respects itself.
“And all day Thursday, CNN was interviewing gun experts and specialists to brainwash the audience that gun control is a necessity,” he said. “They even have an army of my classmates trying to persuade other students that guns are unnecessary and should be illegal.”
Minoff said he supports the First Amendment rights of his classmates, but he believes many of them are uninformed about guns and are just going along with the perceived popular opinion.
That's what most people do.