Question: Who would dare, who has the temerity, who has the viciousness in them to target distraught, children who survived a school shooting and are desperate for adults to stop the killing, with a smear campaign? Who is willing to join in the chorus of voices advancing the absurd claim that they, the student survivors of the Parkland massacre are puppets of larger, nefarious forces” and participants in a conspiracy. Answer: (A partial list) 1) Fox News 2) Donald Trump Jr. 3) The Gateway Pundit 4) One America News Network 5) Rush Limbaugh 6) Alex Jones My guess is that I will soon be adding USMB participants to this list https://thinkprogress.org/fox-news-parkland-smear-5331b78ee3e4/ (selected excerpts) Even if these kids are being coached or encouraged in some way, even if they are networking as part of a larger movement- and I hope that they are-it’s no excuse for people who are supposed to be adults to vilify them. That is no different than what right-wingers do in order to advance their agenda They were even called un-American. What is more American than protesting and exercising one’s right to free speech? This is a thinly vailed attempt to silence them. This is evidence that the right is running scared. Scared of these children who are livid and rising up. The NRA, Trump, and their lackeys may have well met their match. The initial attack was even more despicable and vicious: https://thinkprogress.org/the-new-smear-campaign-against-students-who-survived-the-parkland-massacre-b71c1e1d722c/ (selected excerpts) In yet another account of what is happening… https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/business/media/parkland-shooting-media-conspiracy.html (selected excerpts) The teenagers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who a week ago lost 17 of their classmates and school staff members in a mass shooting, have emerged as passionate advocates for reform, speaking openly of their anger in the hope of forcing a reckoning on guns.