After the Parkland shooting, and before all the facts were known, CNN nevertheless held a town hall-style meeting where they gave Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and many in the audience a platform to go after Dana Loesch and the NRA. The failings of local authorities soon came to light, and after all the coverage of anti-NRA points of view following the shooting, we get this about disgraced deputy Scot Peterson, who waited outside while the shooter went about his rampage inside:
Scot Peterson, the school resource officer who has been publicly crucified for his inaction during the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, knows he could have done more that day and struggles with a torrent of what-ifs https://t.co/guKmo9ale5 pic.twitter.com/EH7IwHaI9s
— CNN (@CNN) June 4, 2018
Would it be too much for CNN to sound at least half as critical of Peterson (and Sheriff Israel) as they have been of a gun rights organization that had nothing to do with the shooting?
After 3 months of crucifying the NRA CNN does a pity piece on this guy. https://t.co/amiUmAXZQL
— BT (@back_ttys) June 5, 2018
Stop making this man out to be a victim. His was a critical and solemn duty that he failed to dispatch. His current situation is a direct result of his own failure, failure that he actively chose. https://t.co/wulq0Cwurz
— Chubbs Olson (@ChubbsOlson) June 5, 2018
This piece, which desperately tries to paint Peterson as a victim, is infuriating.
His job was to protect those kids, instead he left them defenseless. He should be haunted by it for the rest of his life. I know the families of the kids who died due to his inaction will be. https://t.co/9i6RMImCFO
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) June 5, 2018
THIS. Is CNN.
Jesus was publicly crucified. Peterson gets over $8,000/month pension. Those are different things.
— DavidSantaCarla (@DavidofLostBoys) June 4, 2018
Did you ask him how/why the NRA prevented him from entering the building and doing his job? https://t.co/wqQzAMPN61
— Charlie (@CharlieJThomas) June 5, 2018
Yes, please do that, CNN. We’ll wait — a long time.
As damn well he should. He utterly failed at the job he was paid and promised to do. Parents trusted him. Students trusted him. And he failed them when it mattered most. Shame on him.
— Colonel Assault Mom (@colonel_potter) June 5, 2018
Enough with the hyperbole. He hasn't been publicly crucified. Even speaking figuratively, that's over the top and an insult to the people who actually died that day.
— Samuel Crawford Jr. (@MotorCitySam313) June 4, 2018
YES. I was coming here to comment "this is really just offensive to produce".
— Leen Nella (@thatgirlleen) June 4, 2018
CNN’s lost their apples and bananas.