February 19, 2018
The liberal media flocked to a gun control rally that was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Saturday in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. They were eager to spread the group’s message and during their Sunday morning shows, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today hyped the new wave of “student activism” and claimed they had the “momentum here.”
During the segment on Sunday Today, reporter Maya Rodriguez despicably fanned the flames of anger by asserting that a gun show occurring almost 50 miles away was somehow a counter-protest to the gun control rally:
Strong emotions and opposing sides of the nation’s gun debate visible this weekend in south Florida. From a rally in Fort. Lauderdale calling for more gun control … to a gun show in Miami. Less than 50 miles south of Parkland … On display, AR-15’s similar to the one used in the shooting.
Rodriguez’s claim came despite the show’s manager telling her: “The Florida gun show intends no, disrespect for having this show go on right after the horrible events that happened in Parkland.”
A short time later, anchor Willie Geist was speaking with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and he expressed his frustration with the lack of gun control action from Congress. “We’ve seen this routine before. Both sides dig in on their arguments for guns and against guns,” he lamented. “Politicians say the right things about thoughts and prayers in the moment but nothing really changes on the federal level. Forgive my skepticism, but why would anything change now?”
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