As Twitchy told you, earlier this morning, someone (or someones) SWAT-ted David Hogg‚Äôs house. Fortunately, Hogg and his mother were out of town and no one was hurt.
Conservative outlet after conservative outlet rightly decried the SWAT-ting incident, but according to the dipsticks at Media Matters, conservative outlets are to blame for what happened. Yes, really:
‚ÄĒ Media Matters (@mmfa) June 5, 2018
‚ÄúMedia Matters Staff‚ÄĚ writes:
The dangerous swatting episode follows months of¬†right-wing media harassment¬†faced by Hogg and other Parkland shooting survivors, who became prime targets of¬†ludicrous conspiracy theories¬†and¬†ad-hominem attacks¬†after¬†speaking out¬†against America‚Äôs endemic gun violence problem. Fox personalities used airtime to¬†attack¬†Hogg and other survivors for targeting gun manufacturers with activism, and Fox host Laura Ingraham¬†taunted and mocked Hogg online, leading to an¬†advertiser boycott¬†that Fox News has¬†yet to recover from. Hogg even drew the ire of Mike Adams, a far-right conspiracy theorist, who launched the¬†absurdly-named HoggWatch.com, which is dedicated to following Parkland survivors‚Äô every move and pushing fake stories about them.
We hate to break this to Media Matters, but there‚Äôs a huge difference between mocking David Hogg or calling him out on his B.S. and attempted murder.¬†Moreover, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened. Who the hell is Media Matters to accuse the ‚Äúright-wing media‚ÄĚ of being responsible for this? Was the ‚Äúleft-wing media‚ÄĚ to blame when conservatives like Erick Erickson were victims of SWAT-ting?
Right wing? Do you know who did it?
‚ÄĒ allen heck (@AllenHeck) June 5, 2018
This is really irresponsible. We have no idea who the perpetrator was as of yet, and we're already blaming people for inciting him or her? https://t.co/emUbubEmnz
‚ÄĒ Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 5, 2018
Ummmm have you met Media Matters?
‚ÄĒ Mujahed (@kebejay) June 5, 2018
You have NO evidence of who did this. This has happened to folks on the right who have faced attacks from left-wing media (including you)‚Ä¶ I guess that means you‚Äôre to blame for those instances, right?
You scumbags. https://t.co/4M9HHe5qaK
‚ÄĒ Meech (@michi83) June 5, 2018
Irresponsible tweet. But you are an irresponsible ‚Äúorganization‚ÄĚ.
‚ÄĒ Raider Kramer (@raiderkramer88) June 5, 2018
‚ÄĒ BT (@back_ttys) June 5, 2018