Thanks to the liberal stranglehold on the mainstream media, we have been inundated with one very specific view of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.
In the wake of this horrific Valentine’s Day tragedy, the liberal media was frothing at the mouth, hoping to exploit as many of these traumatized children as possible. As they descended upon Parkland in their T.V. trucks and pantsuits, what they found was beyond their wildest dreams.
The media walked into the ideal situation for their narrative: A magnet school full of gifted children who were literally preparing debate team exercises regarding gun control in the months leading up to the incident. It was a dream for these progressive pundits.
And, given the litany of left-leaning students to speak to, there was no reason for mainstream “news” outlets to “settle” for anything less.
Now, one of the conservative students who survived the massacre has a few chose words for his classmates-turned-media darlings.
Meet Kyle Kashuv:
“Some of his schoolmates have gained prominence as television mainstays in the aftermath of the killings, their opinions validated with verified social media statuses, amassing millions of followers in the process. Kashuv is just as much a Parkland survivor as now-familiar names like David Hogg and Cameron Kasky, yet his views have only garnered limited attention.
“I ask him why he thinks that’s the case. ‘I don’t know,’ he says, hesitantly. ‘Maybe because I don’t use inflammatory language. I speak calmly and logically without much emotion. I don’t necessarily make the very best headline.’ He’s politely referring to some of his more ‘famous’ peers’ propensity to launch provocative and partisan attacks, such as repeated assertions that people who disagree with their political or policy preferences ‘don’t care’ about dead children, or have ‘blood on their hands.’ But Kashuv knows that the disparate treatment he’s lived isn’t merely attributable to stylistic differences; he’s convinced that the substance of his views is what has diminished his appeal to many activists and journalists.
“‘I’m a very strong Second Amendment supporter and I will continue to be throughout this entire campaign.’ he tells me. ‘As of right now, my main goal is to meet with legislators and represent to them that there are big Second Amendment supporters in our community. Through this entire thing, my number one concern has been making sure that the rights of innocent Americans aren’t infringed upon.’ He says that when he visited the state capitol to talk to lawmakers shortly after the tragedy, he consistently asked for guarantees that the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners wouldn’t be attacked or abridged. He’s waded into this debate ‘kind of reluctantly,’ he admits, observing that at some point he realized that he was one of the few conservatives in his school who were speaking up in public. ‘It’s not even by my choosing, it’s just come to that,’ he remarks. ‘I feel somewhat obligated to do this because the other half of America needs to be heard. I’m doing this because I have to.'”
This kid is going places.