On Good Morning America Thursday, as well as on the Today show, Andrew Pollack -- father of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the February 14th murders -- was shown talking to President Donald Trump during an intense dialogue on mass shootings Wednesday. At one point during the emotional listening session, Pollack pointed out, "It's not about gun laws right now." However, on both programs, that statement -- which flew in the face of the leftist networks' narrative -- was edited out for broadcast.
At the beginning of his report on ABC, GMA's George Stephanopoulos led:
"President Trump confronts the heartbreak and anger of grieving parents...President Trump sat silently as one after another students and parents of shooting victims pleaded for action.”
This particular remark of Pollack's was completely omitted:
"Everyone has to come together, and not think about different laws...If [mass school shootings stop], we all work together and come up with the right idea. And it’s school safety. It’s not about gun laws right now. That’s another fight, another battle. Let’s fix the schools and then you guys can battle it out whatever you want. But we need our children safe."
On NBC's Today, White House correspondent Kristen Welker explained:
"Earlier Wednesday, at the White House, more painful pleas to President Trump directly. Andrew Pollack’s daughter, Meadow, was among the 17 killed in Florida.”
The introduction was followed only by a clip of Pollack demanding, “Should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it! And I’m pissed! Because my daughter I’m not going to see again.”
Worse, co-host Savannah Guthrie actually misrepresented Pollack's position, stating:
"Lawmakers from Florida to the White House faced families impacted by gun violence, including the most recent school shooting in Florida, as they demand swift action to change our nation’s gun laws."
Guthrie's words were immediately followed by a soundbite of Pollack, as if he was pushing for new laws.
Sadly and ironically, during the session with President Trump, one of Pollack's sons stated the need for a "free flow of ideas" regarding the problem of mass shootings, specifying that "censorship has got to stop, and that's how we find the solutions, by listening to everyone."
It seems the only solution the left-wing news networks want is gun control, despite the will of even those who were most affected by the tragedy which they continue to exploit.