Twitter is hosting a question and answer session with Parkland students – the ones spouting Democrat talking points – as a lead up to the March for Our Lives next week. The invitation is for “survivors, students, activists”. This event will be live-streamed on Monday, March 19 at 12:30 P.M. This seems like an odd time of day for including students but it is probably aimed at the anti-Second Amendment crowd, so why expect common sense?
Monday, March 19th 12:30pm ET
Watch live, Tweet your questions using #AskMSDStudents
— Twitter (@Twitter) March 16, 2018
One glaring omission in the tweet from Twitter is survivor Kyle Kashuv. Why is that, you may ask? Well, Kyle has distinguished himself as a young man who marches to a different drummer. He unapologetically speaks against gun control and supports the Second Amendment. He seems to be someone truly interested in finding solutions to school safety. He’s appeared on conservative media. Sadly, this is yet another example that only one side will be given attention – those using the ugly, divisive language of the gun-grabbing left. Why would Twitter host such a blatantly partisan event? Kashuv responded by asking where his invitation was.
Where's my invite? (Insert sad face here) https://t.co/0cfN2XQ5UR
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 16, 2018
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked about Kyle’s inclusion and that of another Parkland student, Patrick Petty, too.
#WhereIsKyleKashuv & @patrickpetty23 is a fair question to ask of @twitter @jack These 2 special young men are students at #MSDStrong who met with top leaders of both parties in D.C. after #Parkland to find common ground & a path forward. They are making a real & immediate impact pic.twitter.com/RgypbI4VdA
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 17, 2018
I have been following Kyle on social media as he works his way around Capitol Hill, meeting with politicians of both parties and lobbying for common sense gun law reforms that garner bi-partisan support and I’m impressed with him. He goes out of his way to speak respectfully, which is a welcome change from the ones who garner the media attention. He is not in favor of gun control, so he’s not a media darling.
Kashuv, the high school junior who vaulted to national prominence as a conservative counterweight to the vocal Parkland students who favor tighter gun-control legislation, is back in Washington for a second week of high-profile meetings, and he’s setting the agenda in the nation’s capital.
Senators from both parties are rearranging their schedules to speak with him, television channels are clamoring to get him on air and he even brokered a Skype conversation between Rubio and YouTube video blogger Jake Paul. He has already met with President Donald Trump once, and plans to be at the White House before and during the March for Our Lives on March 24.
March for Our Lives has been overtaken by every left-wing gun control group you can imagine, including the Women’s March and largely financed by former New York City billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg along with lots of limousine liberals in Hollywood. Too bad they don’t take the millions of dollars that will be wasted on this feel-good event and put it towards America’s failing public schools producing these woefully undereducated young people.
This isn’t the first time a political bias at Twitter has been noted. In 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that Twitter, along with Facebook and YouTube, is an “open threat” to an open internet” because of their double standard shown to conservatives. In January 2018, Project Veritas exposed a Twitter employee talking about bias.
Twitter has the right as a private company to make its own policies as to who may use its platform, but the problem for conservatives is that the social media giant has portrayed itself as a politically neutral outlet.
“Twitter may fancy itself the global town square, but it’s clear from our reporting that Twitter is not an open and unbiased platform,” said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe. “The anonymity of its policies have bred abuse. If Twitter wants to convince its users it truly respects free speech, there must be some transparency.”
Maybe some adults need to go back to high school and refresh themselves on the Constitutional amendments, especially on the First Amendment.