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Oh, So That's Why CNN's Jake Tapper Unfollowed Dana Loesch

CNN, take a bow. You’re being rewarded for putting on a WWE-style spectacle that did nothing to advance a dialogue about gun violence. It was days after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed. The event was held in Broward County, deep in one of the most Democratic counties in the state. It was not friendly territory, but the National Rifle Association’s top spokesperson Dana Loesch and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attended, took the verbal abuse, and answered the questions. It was a total anti-gun circus that was nothing more than a platform to bash the NRA, conservatives, and gun owners. Nothing was advanced with this event. The only thing that was confirmed (again) is that the Democratic base is viciously anti-gun, intolerant, and overall totally unhinged. 


Loesch called out the network for winning this award, as she felt, and rightfully so, that they did not merit it. Nothing was gained with this fiasco. Even Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv was disgusted.

“Using our community’s pain for ratings, a week after 17 students and teachers were killed, gets an award? That town hall was a shameful display. Disgusting,” he tweeted.

Loesch shot back at the network on social media wondering where is her “share” of the award since they probably wouldn’t have received it if she weren’t used as the punching bag for the night. 

“Curious — where is my share of the award? You needed a villain to abuse and I was the only one on the stage relating the facts later cited as the exact reasons why the sheriff you exalted was removed from his job. Let me know when I can expect an on-air invite for acknowledgment,” she wrote. 


The sheriff she’s referring to is Scott Israel, who, let’s say, had his world come crashing down soon after this town hall event. It was later reported that one of his deputies, assigned as the school resource officer, didn't confront shooter Nikolas Cruz, but did not go into the building. 

Oh, and how did CNN’s Jake Tapper, the host of this so-called town hall, react to Loesch’s pervasive attacks on social media? He simply unfollowed her on Twitter. Dude, c’mon man.   


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