You don't need a gun to ambush someone

© 2018 Jim Spence - The fact that CNN has become the king of fake news and not much more than a cheap tabloid network that has the same level of integrity as the producers of the Jerry Springer Show, was confirmed earlier this week when CNN conducted what it described as its “town hall event.” The farce, entitled, “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” was staged by CNN producers like an off-Broadway play.
Poor Dana Loesch was brought in to represent the National Rifle Association at this atrocity. As the NRA's national spokesperson, Loesch was CNN’s sacrificial lamb.
Long before the end of the evening, Loesch knew she had be set up. It seems that after having no advance warning, Loesch was led into a crowded auditorium packed with uninformed anti-2nd Amendment children.
Why would Loesch willingly go to an ambush that was essentially show business? When asked she said, “I wanted to go and represent the people that I was representing, and also because I’m a parent too…I have kids and my oldest child is just a couple of years younger than these students.”
The event started two hours before the cameras were even turned on, with CNN stoking the fires of anger, via the shameless rhetoric of constitution-bashing Democrats.
Virtually everyone in the arena was clueless about the origins of the 2nd Amendment and almost all were rabidly against the NRA. It was as if nobody realized that one of the few organizations standing between free citizens and the Democrats thirst for destroying our constitutional rights, is the NRA.
As Loesch walked toward the CNN stage, angry audience members began to hit her with a barrage of insults. She was called a “child killer” and also a “murderer.” Some in the crowd chanted “burn her.” She must have felt like Joan of Arc.
Pathetically, CNN stooge Jake Tapper was the head choreographer of the entire spectacle, with his boss, CNN President Jeff Zucker looking on approvingly. Tapper, the alleged moderator, instead became the enabler of all 2nd Amendment antagonists. And before the night was over, he revealed how incredibly scripted the entire sham had been. Amazingly, neither Tapper nor CNN's producers bothered to actually hide how scripted the event was.
At one point during the ambush, a student directed a question to Democrat Bill Nelson. The question, written by CNN producers, was meant for Loesch. Astonishingly, Jake Tapper interrupted the Q & A and unilaterally nixed the process, “Senator Nelson, you don’t have to answer that question. Let’s move on to the next question,” Tapper said with a straight face. Unbelievable. The only thing more unbelievable was CNN's denial that anything had been scripted.
Take a step back here. CNN ratings have been in the tank for years, and are getting worse every quarter. Apparently, the clowns running CNN cannot seem to grasp that when they stage shams that are billed as, “news events” like the alleged town hall meeting earlier this week, that very process keeps driving down the public’s perception of CNN’s lack of fundamental journalistic integrity. CNN is shooting itself in the foot (no pun intended.)
Certainly there is room for discussion about public safety. But there is no room for carefully orchestrated manipulation of emotions. If CNN cared about improving safeguards against people with mental health issues, improving the enforcement of existing firearms laws, or more intelligent regulation of firearms, it would sponsor a real debate instead of an ambush.
A search for genuine solutions was not the point of the CNN staged event. It was all about show business, scapegoating, and essentially an assault on Dana Loesch and the NRA.
What a great irony it was that the Democratic Party’s elected officials (like Bill Nelson) must have been particularly pleased with CNN's one act play, as they exited the arena that night, flanked by their armed guards. You know, people carrying legally loaded weapons to protect these hypocrites from others that might also have weapons. No problem with the 2nd Amendment there.