CNN contributor Joan Walsh bullied Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv on Twitter, causing conservatives to say it’s time for advertisers to boycott CNN the same way sponsors dumped Laura Ingraham for tweeting Kyle’s schoolmate, David Hogg.
After Kashuv noticed that Walsh was “liking” tweets that attacked him, he named-checked her on Twitter, writing: “Just so everyone knows, @CNN would NEVER take a side. @JoanWalsh.”
In response, a furious Walsh, 59, accusing Kashuv, 16, of “policing” her tweets. For the record, Kyle was tagged in the tweets attacking him, which was how he knew that Walsh had “liked” the tweets.
Joan then apparently mocked Kashuv’s post-traumatic stress by snarking: “Good luck handling your stress.”
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 1, 2018
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) April 1, 2018
This kind of pettiness isn’t new for Joan Walsh, who bullied Ivanka Trump in July 2017, saying she’s too pretty and “girly” to represent women’s rights.
The comments were so ridiculous that MSNBC host Thomas Roberts took issue with their sexist, hypocritical tone. “So you can’t be a feminist and be ‘girly’ at the same time?” Thomas asked in disbelief.
To its credit, MSNBC fired Joan five months later, so now the far-left Trump hater is bloviating at CNN.
Ivanka's 'girly' dress makes her look like property, MSNBC's Joan Walsh really just went there https://t.co/Tz0CaLSdaF
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) July 12, 2017
Kyle Kashuv is one of many teens who survived the horrific Valentine’s Day massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Since the shooting, Kashuv’s schoolmate, 17-year-old David Hogg, has been celebrated by the mainstream media for his eagerness to attack the Second Amendment.
In contrast, Kashuv has been largely ignored by the mainstream press like CNN and Time magazine, which left him off its cover featuring Parkland survivors. Why? Because he is pro-Second Amendment.
— Signor Paparazzo (@paparazzo504) March 22, 2018
Since last week, Fox News host Laura Ingraham has been excorciated after tweeting a response to David Hogg’s complaint that he had been rejected by several colleges.
While the media claim Ingraham “mocked” Hogg, her tweet merely said Hogg’s rejections were “totally predictable given acceptance rates.”
Basically, Ingraham was saying the rejections were understandable because top colleges today have low acceptance rates, so Hogg shouldn’t feel like a total loser for being rejected.
David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
Drunk with the power conferred by the liberal media, an enraged Hogg pressured Ingraham’s sponsors to pull their aids, claiming he had been bullied and mocked. And several wimpy corporations actually capitulated to him.
Despite being dumped by several advertisers, Fox News issued a statement yesterday, saying it stands behind Ingraham and will not be censored or intimidated.
“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts. We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”
For his part, Kyle Kashuv has not called for an advertiser boycott of CNN in the wake of Joan Walsh’s bullying and mocking of his post-traumatic stress. As these two have demonstrated, wisdom does not come automatically with age.
But many Twitter users weren’t as understanding as Kyle was.
I mean, the precedent is set with Laura Ingraham.
Either Joan Walsh is punished here or the MSM is irredeemably biased. There is no middle ground. https://t.co/dZTaS58TwC
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 1, 2018
HOLD THE PHONE, JOAN. Are you criticizing a Pakland student?! How dare you punch down & attack a grieving child. Everything he says is gospel. Why do you hate traumatized kids?!
Play by your network's own rules, ma'am. https://t.co/d4GlyQgJSe
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 1, 2018
Joan is an old @msnbc partisan hack. She made her career by defending rapist in chief Bill Clinton and the entire Clinton criminal enterprise back in the 90s.
She lost all dignity and credibility many years ago Kyle, before you were born
— Ledyard (@2waydef) April 1, 2018
Time to turn up the heat on CNN’s sponsors. https://t.co/F5f7JlzdUA
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 1, 2018
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