Glenn Beck blasts media for treating Parkland survivors like 'gods'

Source: Washington Examiner | March 30, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck condemned the media for treating the student survivors and gun reform advocates from the Parkland, Fla., shooting last month like “gods.”

The comment from Beck came in response to David Hogg, one of the most outspoken voices following the shooting, initiating a boycott of advertisers from Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show after she tweeted that Hogg was complaining about being rejected by four colleges.

In an interview between Beck and fellow conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly, O’Reilly opined that Ingraham should have avoided commenting on Hogg’s academic success, given the fact that she is an adult and Hogg is still a minor. Ingraham had chided the 17-year-old activist for being rejected from four colleges.

“I don’t think any commentator or adult should comment at all about any minor’s situation in a personal realm,” O’Reilly said. “The adult has the power and the perspective that the kid doesn’t have.”

Beck challenged O’Reilly’s position and said the situation was different than criticizing first daughter Chelsea Clinton in the 1990s because the Parkland survivors have “injected themselves in” and have been “held up by the media as these gods, and they have every fact wrong.”

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    Someday, news people are going to just report the news without bias and without telling us what to think and how we should feel. Beck is right. The media is portraying these kids as young innocents who witnessed their friends and classmates being killed in a senseless act of violence and who decided on their own to take action to prevent similar tragedies in the future. The reality is that these kids are being used by MoveOn.org and other anti-American radical anarchists to promote gun confiscation with the eventual goal of destroying the Constitution and taking away the rights given to us thereunder and to create their socialist dictatorship utopia.

    David Hogg, in particular, is a punk who is using his new-found celebrity (created and promoted by the media) to attack anyone who disagrees with him. He most recently decided to go after Senator McCain, who is terminally ill, regarding alleged campaign contributions made by the NRA to McCain. I’m no fan of McCain, but someone should tell this punk that there is nothing brave in attacking a dying man. I’d like to think that despite the cold-heartedness of many people thee days, there are still some who will draw the line at going after a dying man. Hogg may find the sympathy and goodwill he has received since the shooting will evaporate.

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