The left has overreached on gun control — on using the Parkland, Florida, shooting horror as a crisis political tool — and the only way out is to walk back the tough talk and soften on anti-Second Amendment and anti-free speech rhetoric, or self-destruct.
Happily, it seems at least some on the left may finally be awakening to this fact.
While laying the groundwork for discussion of the David Hogg-driven boycotts of Laura Ingraham’s Fox News advertisers, CNN’s Brian Stelter asked this on Sunday, Mediate reported: “Are ad boycotts the right answer here? I’m personally pretty wary of this. I think it’s dangerous to see these ad boycott attempts happening more and more often in this country. My view is let’s not shut down anyone’s right to speak. Let’s meet their comments with more speech. Let’s try to respond that way.”
Good comments; great comments. Hopefully, more and more in the mainstream and left-tilting media will ask and prod and weigh in similarly.
But really, it’s too bad this air of fair play wasn’t part of the media’s Parkland-tied student interviews a month ago. Then, it was all about letting the gun control talk from these young teens’ mouths go forth without question, let the end result and look-see at the natural consequences be danged.