Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Conservative media undermine their own positions with graphic coverage of the Florida school shooting today
The media, especially CBS News, has made graphic video and accounts made of the “Columbine-like” event (The Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting) at the high school in Parkland FL today. I found the video when it was retweeted by One America News today.
Milo Yiannpoulos also patched together some of the graphic coverage from news accounts
For a moment, it seemed ironic to me that conservative media sites were showing the innards of gun violence, almost defeating their own arguments against gun control.
This would have been horrific to live through, as the videos show (I won’t embed).
We are learning that the suspect had an AR-15 assault weapon. We don’t have information on the motive other than that he had been a former student with discipline problems.
President Trump made a lukewarm statement about the event. How does someone so unstable get assault weapons today?
When I was working as a substitute teacher in northern Virginia 2004-2007, there was less concern about the possibility of incidents like this than there is today. I would not be equipped, as a substitute, to properly handle an emergency like this, go given conditions today it’s a good thing I don’t work in this capacity any longer.
I was in Broward County in November, 2017.