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Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: Parkland Survivor Brushes Back Chris Wallace On Gun Control

The true heroes of last weekend’s March For Our Lives, teenager Delaney Tarr and other Parkland shooting survivors have been extremely fair. They are not just bashing the White House or the Florida governor’s office. If a politician from any party is tied to the NRA, he or she is getting outed.

But in a new interview from Fox News Sunday, Tarr could not avoid calling out the hypocrisy of President Trump on guns and the NRA. After the Parkland tragedy, Trump had called a bi-partisan meeting and waxed liberal on the subject of gun control, declaring that reform was on the way. (It wasn’t.)

In this clip, Chris Wallace tries to harangue the students by mentioning 45’s gun-control initiatives, many of which have been walked back already. In response, Delaney tar-and-feathers the POTUS by describing Trump’s empty rhetoric as exactly what it is.

Click for the money quote at 1:00, after fellow survivor Cameron Kasky calls out a different soiree the President had prior to scrapping his push for gun reform…a meeting with you-know-who.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Wen Ho Lee

Down at Mar-a-Lago and anywhere else that former President Donald Trump is still venerated, he and his entourage are excited about a publication that has never before drawn his attention. The Columbia Journalism Review has just published a four-part, 24,000-word essay that purports to debunk the Trump-Russia "narrative" — and seeks to blame rising public disdain for the press, among other ills, on The New York Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of that scandal.

Its author is Jeff Gerth, a reporter who worked at the Times for three decades. His former colleagues are said to be seething with fury at him. They have ample reason, not out of feelings of personal betrayal, but because Gerth has betrayed basic journalistic standards. Unfortunately, this is not the first time.

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