Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro spoke with Fox News Wednesday about the national school walk-out demonstration for gun control. He made a point of acknowledging that the students have the right to speak up and say “whatever they want,” but chastised the mainstream media for using children and horrific shooting tragedies to advocate their own political agenda.
“The kids can say whatever they want; that’s their prerogative, but it is the media that are choosing to elevate these kids as moral authorities even though tragedy and age don’t confer any sort of expertise on a given issue,” said Shapiro. “The media has put forth this message, and they’ve been doing this for years, but it’s really accelerated in the last few months, and particularly in the last few weeks, they’ve put forth this message that if you disagree with them on gun control, that means you don’t care enough about the kids, and now they are activating these kids and putting them out on the front lines and putting them in photo-ops so they can essentially use them as political human shields.”
Catch the full interview with Ben Shapiro here: