Accuracy in Media

The ‘March for Our Lives’ anti-gun-violence rally, upon closer examination of the signs held by protesters and speakers’ rhetoric, exposed the rally as a pro-gun-control rally.

Most of the media’s articles and videos on the rally ignored the influence of pro-gun-control advocacy groups such as the Brady Campaign and liberal groups Planned Parenthood and the Women’s March.

The rally had various speakers and musical performances, but the one that caught our eye at Accuracy in Media was a speech by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Delaney Tarr.

Contrary to the pre-march rhetoric by march organizers and supporters, Tarr’s speech highlighted the importance of taking this momentum to eventually take law-abiding citizens’ lawfully purchased firearms and rifles. Here’s an excerpt from her speech:

There are so very many things, so many steps to take. Like, right now, sign our petition. It takes two seconds and it matters. We will take the big and we will take the small, but we will keep fighting. When they give us that inch, that bump stock ban, we will take a mile.

News stories would be far more accurate if the media highlighted the pro-gun-control rhetoric among organizers and supporters of the ‘March for Our Lives’ instead of painting the protesters as nonpartisan activists.





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