Children of the Parkland Tragedy Vilified for Speaking Out and Condemned as Phonies

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    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/

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    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/

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    In yet another account of what is happening…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/business/media/parkland-shooting-media-conspiracy.html

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    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.

     
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    The kids from Parkland School love Trump
     
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    This type of batshittery used to belong to fringe groups like the John Birch Society. Now it is mainstream conservatism. What self-respecting adult could even think of demonizing children that just witnessed 17 of their classmates murdered in front of them?

    Conservatism has become a malignant cancer in this society. They have separated from normal everyday society themselves. I think it's time to let them go their own way and break up the country. These people want a distopia with a wall around it where they can practice their psychopathic paranoia on their own. All the rest of humanity would be better off if these people gathered themselves in the old south, built a yuuuuge wall around themselves, and never ventured out of the gate.
     
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    The left loves hiding behind children.

    They think their idiotology won't be challenged if they put the kids out there.
     
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    Well, if you're looking for the USMB members that believe this tripe, you can start off with Blind Whore (MindWars). She's already started a thread saying that the kids are "crisis actors".

    That being said, I think it is a bit hypocritical, as well as quite a bit sad. Didn't the conservatives say that kids are off limits during the election?

    Guess they are off limits only when they agree with the conservative agenda. Speak out against it and get savaged by their attack dogs.
     
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    Precisely...
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    It's great that a lot of kids are starting to see threw the liberals bullshit

    Thanks to President Trump
     
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    So you agree with these despicable cowards that are condemning the survivors- and for what exactly? No one is hiding behind the kids. We on the left are voicing our opinions in broad daylight unlike the cowards who promote conspiracy theories about kids.
     
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    That is idiotic but just what I would expect from ....well, an idiot
     
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    So you think those kids were "put up to this?" They sounded pretty passionate and sincere to me.
     
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