Back in 2011, when children accompanied those who were protesting GOP changes to laws governing public employee unions, Fox's Peter Johnson Jr. said that this was like "something out of Red China" and that he had "never before seen kids used in that fashion." Later that year, Johnson and his fellow Fox fiends friends were appalled by a MoveOn ad which featured children expressing progressive talking points. Yet, the same folks who were just so concerned about kids being "used" by liberals, have never shown the same concern when it comes to kids promoting right wing memes. Just last week, Fox & Friends presented a segment featuring a 9 year old gun lover who is opposed to New Jersey legislation that would limit magazine capacities. The Fox pals, in this case, weren't concerned about a child being "used" for political purposes
Last Tuesday, competitive shooter Shyanne Roberts appeared on Fox & Friends. Steve Doocy started the segment with video of Robert's testimony, at a New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee meeting, regarding proposed legislation to limit the magazine capacity of guns from 15 rounds to 10. In her testimony, she said that she is "not a gang banger or a terrorist." Sitting next to her father, she added that she doesn't "understand why the state wants to punish people like" her, her father, other kids, and a million other people who "have done nothing wrong." Doocy immediately lied when he claimed that if the bill passes, she "will have to give up her favorite sport."
Fact Check - As Media Matters has documented, 10 round capacity magazines are currently available for Shyanne's favorite weapons of mass destruction, the AR 15 and the Glock 19. In fact, her AR could be "grandfathered" if the law passes.
In response to Doocy's question of why she testified, Roberts said that she didn't want them to "ruin" her career because her brand new "AR" comes with 15 round magazine and that if it wasn't limited to 10, she wouldn't be able to keep it. As she spoke, the agitprop message read: "Fighting for her Rights, Shyanne: Punishing Good People Isn't the Way." Her father said that poor Shyanned would have to "reload more often" which would put her at a disadvantage in competition with kids from other states without this law. Her father, Dan Roberts, spoke about how, when most young girls are playing with Barbies, he taught her how to shoot so as to understand gun safety. The chyron reinforced the lie: "Forced to Choose, 4th Grader Says She Won't Give Up Her Sport."
Doocy said that she received applause after her testimony and that the video has gone viral. Her father said that she's getting plaudits from parents "all around the country" and that other kids see her as an inspiration. He complained about "vulgar" comments made about her. Doocy congratulated her for doing "a good job" and her passion. Dad said that he teaches her to stand against "what is wrong."
This being Fox & Friends, nobody mentioned that the bill was prompted by concerns about mass shootings and that it has been modified to assuage the concerns of gun owners.
Wonder if Sandy HookSchool students think that Roberts is an inspiration. Some of them can't say because they're dead - killed by somebody who wasn't inconvenienced by silly gun rules pertaining to magazine capacities!