Andrew Lawrence, a senior researcher for Media Matters, took a screencap of Katie Pavlich’s tweet, either because 1) he thought she might delete for some reason, or 2) he didn’t want to tag her in his tweet.
What the hell. My rage cannot be expressed. Truly unbelievable. https://t.co/1VUjWfMFmJ
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 22, 2018
In either case, Lawrence seems shocked that Pavlich would blame the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resource officer for not entering the building while students inside were being shot.
How the hell can you blame a "school resource officer" for not storming into an active shooting scene to counter a mad man with an AR-15? pic.twitter.com/cIfq0w1oPR
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 22, 2018
Yes, there was a madman with an AR-15 in there … not that the deputy who took a position outside the building and waited could have known.
Because protocol since Columbine has been to engage the attacker. Waiting costs lives. https://t.co/ltKeZNc09v
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) February 22, 2018
Because that’s what law enforcement officers are trained to do after Columbine. Go in and engage the shooter. Do not wait. Do not hesitate. https://t.co/FYrbLgef8G
— Mr T 2 (@GovtsTheProblem) February 22, 2018
Lawrence does know that the “school resource officer” was an armed sheriff’s deputy and not the guy who refills the staplers, right?
Job descriptions……how do they work? Plus as an aside a 'school resource officer' in this case was an armed police officer. I guess the title confused you. https://t.co/rDTTkSR2sZ
— Charlie (@CharlieJThomas) February 22, 2018
Because he works for Broward Sheriff Office, genius. https://t.co/8dt9ttEzY2
— xo (@sirensoIiIoquy) February 22, 2018
Because you slobbering moron, it's his freaking job! https://t.co/sc6d0D4GQC
— Saving Ferris (@StreetDoc_67) February 22, 2018
Because that was his only f'n job! Drawing a check to protect those kids and failing to do so makes him more culpable than the NRA, you f'n hack. https://t.co/QPotHCaCxj
— BT (@back_ttys) February 22, 2018
1) Because he probably had a gun with more stopping power 2) He was trained for this situation 3) It was literally his f**king job. How could anybody with the means to stop the madman listen while kids are killed? https://t.co/FBESfRBjHb
— A Girl Has No Name (@Mellecon) February 22, 2018
"How can you be mad at a person for not doing his job"? Great hire Media Matters For America. https://t.co/c1hLMTpwTx
— Dan (@smats88) February 22, 2018
So we can blame the NRA but not the sheriff's deputy who hid behind a bariccade while kids were murdered.
Got it. https://t.co/4SUCOx3cKv
— Eric Larson (@larsoneric50) February 22, 2018
Because it's his &^%$! job, you Soros-bootlicking moron.
I only blame the shooter, but the officer had a job and he didn't do it. He and the Broward County Sheriff failed those children. https://t.co/9YaMFVPg4V
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) February 22, 2018
He was meant to be a "resource" to the "school" he was PAID to protect with his licensed firearm. It was *literally* his job to come to the aid of the students. https://t.co/rQFQQFezdM
— Chrystopher Mulligan (@chrysmulligan) February 22, 2018
Imagine your kid was inside, idiot. https://t.co/EEKhHPf9BR
— Rowdy Roddy (@RoddyPiperdude) February 22, 2018
Someone's in your house. You call a cop. He doesn't come in. He kills your kid. HOW THE HELL CAN YOU BLAME HIM ANDREW? Maybe you should take up another line of work, like canning peaches, because thinking things through isn't your deal. https://t.co/1ITxbH1BSi
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 22, 2018
Amazing that the "Do Something" narrative doesn't apply to armed law enforcement who wait outside while kids get killed. https://t.co/XGRhPydL5S
— Dan (@danieltobin) February 22, 2018
Media Matters really took down Katie Pavlich, huh.