Accuracy in Media

CNN host Alisyn Camerota interviewed student activist David Hogg, who survived the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school.

Hogg has been an active participant and a public face for the pro-gun-control March for Our Lives, which culminated in a rally in Washington, D.C.

Hogg revealed that he was rejected from several colleges, including UCLA and UCSD. Camerota asked a question about why the admissions offices rejected Hogg as a student applicant:

David, I am stunned that four colleges rejected you. What kind of dumbass colleges don’t want you? I mean you’ve taken the country by storm. How do you explain this? Did they reject you before the Parkland massacre? Or how do you explain this?

Hogg said he was rejected about two weeks prior and that he may take off a year in order to campaign for the March for Our Lives in the 2018 midterm elections.

But what Camerota failed to ask in her question was whether Hogg’s grades and extracurricular activities met the standards of the universities Hogg applied to. She should have asked that question rather than blasting college admissions for not admitting a student activist on sole the merit that he is an activist.

Camerota is the same CNN host who incorrectly accused Sen. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.) of not sponsoring any meaningful legislation on limiting unlawful access to guns. She said she is not a spokesperson for Rubio in a segment later that week in an attempt to appear less partisan.

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