Today’s quote comes to us from Katy Tur, one of the stalwart leftists at MSNBC.
Ms. Tur was outraged that Florida Governor Rick Scott was not at his office to meet with students to discuss the Parkland massacre, and made sure we all knew about it:
“They flooded the governor’s office, and the governor is refusing to speak with these students. These are students from across Florida. They’re students from Parkland … The survivors. It sounds like they’re not being heard.”
And where was Rick Scott, that was more important than meeting with these students?
He was at the funeral of one of the victims, that’s where – as Tur was advised just minutes later, while still on air. And she was told that he would meet with small groups of students starting at 5:00PM.
Want to see the apologetic retraction she owed Rick Scott and her viewers?
Well, forget it. There wasn’t any. Here is what she said instead:
“Right now, he is not in the office. He is at the funeral, I believe, for a student. That’s why he cannot meet with those kids right now. Obviously, they’re not happy about it. Those kids are still inside that office. They want to be heard. We’ll see if they wait there until 5:00 today.”
Oh, we see. The students who were organized (by WHO?) to show up at his office and make demands (WHOSE demands) were “not happy about” the fact that he was attending one of the funerals? (WHY would they be unhappy about him doing so?) And don’t you love that “we’ll see if they wait” line, which suggests that his attendance at the funeral is some kind of unfair imposition on the students that they might or might not accept?
Kathy Tur wins Quote Of The Day (Dis)honors for being every bit the left wing twit she usually is, and, this time, using the funeral of a Parkland victim to do so.
She’s got a great future at MSNBC….and, if that doesn’t work out, CNN.
Meanwhile, of course, not one word about who is organizing/manipulating these students, and turning legitimate anguish into a politicized left wing event.