Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow told radio listeners this morning that he was unsure whether he had to be nice to the teenagers who survived the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting where 17 people were murdered because they are acting as “human shields” for CNN’s alleged anti-gun agenda.
The Washington Times’ opinion editor Charlie Hurt was discussing the shooting with Marlow this morning, and the resulting calls for gun legislation reform from many of the shooting’s survivors. Hurt said that the teenagers’ talk about gun legislation was “sophomoric,” adding that he didn’t mean to use the phrase “as an insult.”
“No, you’re trying to be polite and this is the debate we’re having right now, which is that most people calling on the show are whether or not we should be polite to these 17-year-old pawns, these human shields for CNN and Jeff Zucker’s agenda, or whether or not we should rip them a new one,” Marlow said. “My real-life godfather and senior writer for Breitbart News John Nolte, he’s fed up with it. He’s saying that ‘Hey, if these kids are going to go out there, I’m going to pop them on the behind if they have to,’ and it’s hard to debate with them.”
Hurt added that being polite is a “huge disadvantage in any sort of debate like this.”