CNN and the mainstream media have ignored the deep liberal pockets that funded last weekend’s March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.
The media also ignored the gun control arguments from the stage, where one Parkland High School student said that they would “take a mile” and push for more gun restrictions once the gun rights movement concedes on policy such as the bump stock ban.
The media is conveniently ignoring reality when it comes to liberal organizing and fundraising efforts behind the scenes.
This time, CNN portrayed the student activists as the masterminds behind the rally and credited their crowdfunding efforts. In their article, CNN gushed over the organizing ability to pull off a big political rally on five weeks’ notice:
A GoFundMe campaign to support the rally raised more than $1.7 million in three days on top of $2 million in private donations from Hollywood personalities including George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
The funds would make the March 24 rally possible, paying for supplies, equipment and coordination of the massive event. As of Sunday, more than 42,000 people had donated nearly $3.5 million to the online fundraiser.
However, liberal advocacy groups such as the Brady Campaign, Planned Parenthood, and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, put significant money — some donating $500,000 each — into the rally. It was not the grassroots efforts of the student activists, but the deep-pocketed adults who backed their gun control advocacy.