‘I am not a crisis actor’: Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theorists – The Washington Post
Imagine your best friend is murdered and not only did you get to see them get shot, you then had to walk by their dead body not once but two times just to get back to your life. The people who say these things CAN NOT DO THIS. And that is why we have people who would say that these Young ADULTS are actors. Now imagine having to sit and read these LIES about you! The difference is that today getting an AK-what-ever, is like candy for anyone over 18. Add to that the new internet age has allowed these assholes freak to fly to all our detriment. These people rob us of a sane conversation.
Welcome, Parkland shooting survivors, to the ugly world of politics in 2018.
In the aftermath of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., some of the most powerful testimonies have come from the teenagers who survived the rampage. They have repeatedly detailed their harrowing experience to national news networks, many calling for stricter gun control laws while decrying President Trump for not doing enough to protect students. Others have wept with grief while telling their stories again and again.
The students have become a mobilizing force unlike any seen after previous mass shootings, planning marches and rallies in Florida and Washington — all while mourning the friends they’ve so recently lost.
They have also become a target of right-wing smears and innuendo.
Some prominent figures in the right-wing media are suggesting that the students are making it all up, or that the children are paid actors or that their talking points have been manufactured by public relations experts on the left. Continue Reading