The mother of a teenager who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting appears to have high level connections at CNN.
“Great VIP tour,” said a post by Rebecca Boldrick showing a series of photos taken in 2016 at CNN world headquarters.
One photo shows her children sitting at an anchor’s desk.
Boldrick is the mother of David Hogg, who has gained internet fame for his activism in the days since the shooting:
We MUST continue fighting to prevent this from happening ever again. Thank you to all those that helped in the past days we have so much further to go. #neveragain
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 18, 2018
The two recently appeared in a nationally televised interview on ABC.
Hogg and his merry band of anti-gun crusaders have been paraded around by nearly every cable news network in America.
Apparently, activism runs in the family. A series of Facebook posts show that Boldrick is an avowed Democrat and anti-Trumper.
I can't be silent any more. I tried to be respectful during the elections. I can't sit by and do nothing with what is…
I have created a private group to air my thoughts about what is happening in America at the moment. If you would like to…
“I can’t sit by and do nothing with what is going on currently in the USA,” says one of Boldrick’s posts. “If you like what Trump is currently doing please unfriendly [sic] or block me because you won’t like what I am going to begin posting.”
The tone of her son’s Twitter posts bear a strange resemblance to Boldrick’s Facebook posts:
While at school trying to make the world a better place? @POTUS @SpeakerRyan @VP HOW MANY MORE CHILDREN will have to die before you take action and put aside politics for the lives of millions of children? I'm looking forward to midterms because at this point that's the only way
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 17, 2018
Controversy has abounded as teenagers lecture Americans on gun ownership and the Second Amendment.
Is this organic, grassroots teen activism in the wake of a horrible tragedy, or are these children being exploited in an orchestrated effort to serve the political interests of adults?