There is a growing suspicion about some of the kids from the high school in Parkland, Florida, that was beset by a mass murder. Some are questioning the kids who have been all over TV advocating for the end of our Second Amendment rights. They are saying these kids are not mere high school students, but are instead suspiciously well-trained activists.
On Tuesday, February 20, the controversial claim exploded across Florida politics with politicians such as Senator Marco Rubio chiming in to slam anyone who would doubt the kids’ sincerity.
The problem for Florida Republicans started when an aide to a Florida state rep. opined on the kids in a letter from his official email account.
According to Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary, an aid to Florida State Representative Shawn Harrison (R, 63rd District) said two of the kids who have been advocating for anti-gun policies are not regular students who were just caught up in the waves of history, but are “actors” who were placed ahead of time to exploit a tragedy and to push an agenda.
This according to a note from Benjamin A. Kelly by way of Leary:
Here's the email. I asked for more information to back up the claim and was sent another email that linked to a YouTube conspiracy video. pic.twitter.com/VRSVOcjj3E
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) February 20, 2018
The note didn’t sit well with Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio Who lashed out saying, “Claiming some of the students on tv after #Parkland are actors is the work of a disgusting group of idiots with no sense of decency.”
Claiming some of the students on tv after #Parkland are actors is the work of a disgusting group of idiots with no sense of decency
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 20, 2018
Not long after Rubio attacked anyone doubting the students, State Rep. Harrison told constituents that the situation was being handled.
“I was just made aware that my aide made an insensitive and inappropriate allegation about Parkland students today,” Harrison tweeted. “I have spoken to him and placed him on leave until we determine an appropriate course of action. I do not share his opinion and he did so without my knowledge.”
I was just made aware that my aide made an insensitive and inappropriate allegation about Parkland students today. I have spoken to him and placed him on leave until we determine an appropriate course of action. I do not share his opinion and he did so without my knowledge.
— Shawn Harrison (@Shawnfor63) February 20, 2018
The Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives also chimed in to slam the operative.
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) February 20, 2018
But what about all this? What would make people doubt these kids?
Well, in one case at least, some are now saying that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, who has been appearing all over CNN, MSNBC, the Big Three networks, and even foreign media, is a plant. There is a lot of video proof that this kid has been an activist for some time.
The folks at True Pundit, for instance, made a few accusations against Hogg.
“But now we learn Hogg was hanging out at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, GA sometime Before the school shooting. Before the shooting. Posing behind an news anchor desk?” the site wrote on February 20.
True Pundit also added a few photos to bolster the case.
Then, the conspiracy site InfoWars also noted the young Mr. Hogg has been in the news before. It appears that Hog was featured in a story from August of 2017 that occurred in Redondo Beach, California.
“CBS Los Angeles featured Hogg as the eyewitness and videographer of a testy encounter between Hogg, a veteran Redondo Beach, Calif., lifeguard and a surfer, who was reportedly Hogg’s friend, in August of 2017,” the site reported.
And there’s this video…
InfoWars went on to make several other assertions, and you can go look at their report and decide for yourself.
But one other bit of evidence about these kids also raises suspicions.
On his own Twitter account, another one of the Parkland teenagers noted that he and his fellow students are being coached on how to act in front of the media.
Student Cameron Kasky said that he isn’t worried about going off the anti-gun message because “we are practiced.”
“We’re not afraid of people trying to exploit us. We’ve practiced. We know their slimy tactics. Thankfully, most news networks we’ve worked with are interested in telling the right stories. I am eternally grateful for that. Keep an eye out,” he wrote on Twitter.
We’re not afraid of people trying to exploit us. We’ve practiced. We know their slimy tactics. Thankfully, most news networks we’ve worked with are interested in telling the right stories. I am eternally grateful for that. Keep an eye out. Thank you https://t.co/hoc2zl6PPS
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) February 19, 2018
“Practiced”? Who is coaching these kids?
Furthermore, they have been appearing on all sorts of venues from local to national, to international news media. They even appeared on TV well after midnight Florida time on a British show where it was morning there (Remember, London is about five hours ahead of Florida time).
This sort of mass media blanket doesn’t just happen by accident. It has to be orchestrated. So, who is acting as these kids’ booker? Who is coaching them? Why aren’t we being told who is handling these kids?
Now, I am not saying here that the kids have to be lying shills. They may well be 100 percent sincere. But the actions they are advocating for will affect the rights of every American. That being the case, don’t we have a right to some transparency here?
Who is running this teenaged gang of anti-gun fanatics?
Inquiring minds want to know.