The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., happened on Valentine’s Day last year, and it took CNN only one week to put together a show trial — sorry, town hall — at which both students and (the now suspended) Sheriff Scott Israel could take free shots at Sen. Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch.
We won’t even take the space here to list the many, many factors that were uncovered after CNN aired its town hall; maybe just one more mention of the school resource officer who hid in a stairwell while the shots were being fired, or the sheriff’s deputies who were told to stage outside the school behind their patrol cars instead of engaging the shooter or trying to rescue the injured.
Parkland was a tragedy, but CNN’s town hall was a travesty, and Chris Loesch hasn’t forgotten.
Nearly a year later. @DLoesch was right, was gracious and was empathetic. She’s now vindicated. Make no mistake, that townhall was a spectacle designed to end your gun rights. #2A #NRA https://t.co/6JuTR2503b
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) February 7, 2019
Thankful for Dana’s voice.
— MotherKnowsBest (@motherknowsbest) February 7, 2019
She displayed grace as she boldly spoke truth in a hungry lions den. The Lord was with her that night. Thank you @DLoesch
— Adam Todd 🇺🇸 (@markadamtodd) February 7, 2019
A great example of courage under fire.
— Link (@Linked333) February 7, 2019
I remember watching live. I honestly was terrified for her. I was expecting an antifa like mob attack.
— Josh White (@MagicValleyComp) February 7, 2019
What makes me even more angry is that she needed to be escorted out of there because of the hateful rhetoric from #CNN #Shameful I’ve yet to see a single apology Not a word from these so called feminists on how she was treated.She came with straight up facts & the left hates that
— MAGAtron (@MAGAtron2020) February 7, 2019
That “townhall” was disgusting. And as much as I respect @DLoesch for going there and subjecting herself to that modern day crucifixion to try and educate people. It was a terrible idea and CNN should have been held accountable for putting Americans at each others throats.
— AlaskanGunNut 🐈 (@AK_GunNut) February 7, 2019
That public lynching is why I joined the @NRA this yr
— Phillip Eagle (@EaglePS2) February 8, 2019
God bless @DLoesch, and you, @ChrisLoesch, for being by her side and supporting her through all that. It took courage going to that meeting, knowing what was going to be said, and she did it knowing it was the right thing to do. Take care, guys! 👍🏼
— Mike Evans (@mjevans611) February 7, 2019
She handled it well! Time has shown truth!
— V Sanchez (@loki3640) February 7, 2019
You absolutely destroyed him
— Johnny G. (@AZSteelCity58) February 7, 2019
Classy and smart lady. That sheriff should be in prison and lose his pension
— James Dee (@JamesDe39422451) February 7, 2019
She did really well in the face of that extremely selfish man.
— Reseth (@ResethO) February 7, 2019
The jeering as she is spelling out breakdowns in prevention means only one thing, these people are not interested in preventing gun violence. They are only interested in eliminating firearms…
— Richard Pipkin (@RLeePip) February 7, 2019
Also designed to vilify anyone who stands for the Second Amendment, as well as smear the NRA. Still gets me riled up.
— (((lissa))) (@lissa77) February 7, 2019
The crowd's reaction, presumably gun control activists, while ignoring the substance of Dana's comments were, and especially given what we've learned since, remain an embarrassment.
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) February 7, 2019
Dana Loesch is a true patriot. Unfortunately for some, the ears can’t hear what the eyes refuse to see.
— XcerYon (@Xceryon) February 7, 2019
— Kathy Scheve ⭐⭐⭐ (@katscheve) February 7, 2019
@DLoesch the most badass and honest person up there. Sheriff Israel is a fraud and a liberal puppet
— Lalulalu (@LaurenCoffman1) February 7, 2019
The coward would not look her in the eye.
— ❌ MAGA Cy New Mexico (@MAGA_Cy) February 7, 2019
He knew what CNN didn’t in its rush to put survivors on the air.
The liberal coward needed to go and it’s long overdue. He had #liberalprivilege
— Bert (@Bertman727) February 7, 2019
Scotty, you are OUTTA HERE
— scribeofsolomon (@scribeofsolomon) February 7, 2019
Chris, she’s your wife, it’s best to always say she’s right!
Seriously though, I’m sure there were many of us that watched that night, that knew then she was right. The “Town Hall” was a staged setup and that Dana was used as a punching bag, by a bunch of D-bags!
— Bill Larp-Smith (@Bill_LarpSmith) February 7, 2019
They tried to make her the sacrificial lamb. Boy, did they pick the wrong woman to mess with!
— nxtmrs smoltz (@nxtmrssmoltz) February 7, 2019
It was disgusting… I remember that night like it was yesterday… a total set-up… but alas… Hold your Peace and the LORD will Fight for you!!! 👊🏻 #Victory 🙏🏻
— Charlene 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇬🇧🇺🇦🇮🇱 (@CharleneGPB) February 7, 2019
Thank you for sharing her with us. 👊🏼
— Rena’ 🐺 (@_RainyDayWoman) February 7, 2019
After watching her on CNN I made it my goal to do THIS!!!! 👇 I finally made my dream a reality at Shot Show!! pic.twitter.com/SbihfOwJBc
— Heather2A (@Heather2Aallda1) February 7, 2019
Hey CNN, when’s the follow-up town hall with Sheriff Israel now that we know what actually went down that day?
IT'S OFFICIAL: Gov. Ron DeSantis issues executive order to SUSPEND Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel https://t.co/cxjolSAy2a
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 11, 2019