There’s no evidence to support the claim that some of the Florida students speaking out after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are “crisis actors,” but that doesn’t seem to matter to Curt Schilling.
Instead of throwing heat, the former Red Sox pitcher is catching it after retweeting the debunked conspiracy theory that alleged that 17-year-old David Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Fla., was a paid actor. Schilling retweeted a yearbook photo that some people contend proves Hogg is a high school student in California, not Florida.
The problem is that Hogg is, in fact, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
It’s hard to know if Schilling, who hosts an online radio show for the ultra-conservative Breitbart News Network these days, actually believes what he retweeted, but the three-time World Series champ sure does like to stir it up online — even if it means posting false or inflammatory comments from time to time. (Remember when he tweeted a meme comparing Muslims to Nazis?)
A few of Schill’s followers appreciated his latest grenade, but most did not.
He's a high school student and his friends were murdered. What is wrong with you?— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) February 24, 2018
What a tired old hag you?ve become. Their friends were murdered. You threw a ball and now you think you?re important. Be gone.— Peter Heacock (@PeteHeacock) February 24, 2018
Yeah. He lived in California. And then his family moved to Florida. And then his friends were murdered. Do you have any other stupid questions?— elan gale (@theyearofelan) February 24, 2018
I tried to overlook your politics because I believed you to always be a hero to Red Sox nation. But I'm done. You're no hero. My son was in 1st grade when Sandy Hook happened. My daughter is 15 this year when Parkland happened. How dare you continue to spread lies about victims— Mark Prutsalis (@Globaliist) February 25, 2018
That's only because like every other outlet they don't actually want/need facts. "Peddling"? Too stupid to even respond to.— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) February 26, 2018
Oh, and in case you’re wondering about Schill’s position on President Trump’s controversial idea to arm school teachers, yeah, he likes it. A lot.
Is Israel insane? They've survived a 'hostile takeover' bid their entire lives from anyone and everyone in their hemisphere. They taught and armed teachers following 72 mass shooting, 2 since both assailants KILLED BY ARMED TEACHERS— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) February 24, 2018