Ever since last month’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, student survivor David Hogg has become a media darling as he has made countless appearances calling for gun control.
The National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke just published a lengthy oped explaining that Hogg IS fair game for critics to go after at this point. Cooke argues that it was Hogg’s choice to thrust himself into the middle of the gun debate, and that those who disagree with him have a duty to speak out against him and his views.
“He’s a political advocate engaged in a political debate, and he should be treated as such,” Cooke wrote.
“David Hogg is an American, and he should speak as often and as loudly as he wishes,” Cooke’s piece concluded. “Moreover, if CNN believes that its present monomania will serve it well in the long run, it should continue to give him a platform. But there must be no inoculation for either party, nor must those who agree with the gun-control agenda attempt to shield its purveyors from rebuttal. Hogg did not choose to be involved in a school shooting; that, sadly, was beyond his control. But he has now chosen to play pundit on a topic of import to millions. And, in a free and robust nation, once that line is crossed, all bets are bound to be off.” Continue reading