S.E. Cupp Absolutely Shreds Cable News Anchors For ‘Activist’ Gun Coverage After Florida Shooting

With her show pre-empted for breaking news coverage on Wednesday afternoon, S.E. Cupp‘s first chance to weigh in on the Parkland, FL school shooting came Thursday. Specifically, the Unfiltered host zeroed in on cable news coverage of the tragedy. And she didn’t mince words.

In a scathing three-minute monologue, Cupp lambasted cable news journalists for coverage that she deemed to be not even remotely objective.

“If you turned on cable news last night and this morning, it’s safe to say you didn’t get the news,” Cupp said. “That’s because, when it comes to guns, news anchors take off their journalist hats and put on their activist hats.”

She added, “They believe righteousness is the same thing as being right.”

The Unfiltered host noted that her program is opinion-based, and makes no assertion to the contrary. But those shows which purport to present straight news have — in Cupp’s estimation — failed their audience by demonizing law-abiding gun owners. Further, she accused cable news anchors of conducting friendly interviews with politicians who agree with them on the gun debate, without challenging the opinions of those lawmakers.

“[T]hey put a Democratic lawmaker on or a former Republican lawmaker who shares their point-of-view to complain that Republicans will never do anything about guns,” Cupp said. “They never — these ‘journalists’ — ask those lawmakers what Democrats did about gun control when they had the White House, the House, and the Senate for two years under Barack Obama. Because the answer is nothing.”

Cupp took pains not to name any specific offenders. But this Chris Cuomo interview with former GOP Rep. David Jolly would very much appear to be the type of segment to which the conservative commentator was referring. Cupp also mentioned anchors who “courageously take to Twitter to link GOP lawmakers with the money they’ve received from the NRA” — a seemingly obvious critique of MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle.

“I want to change this as much as anybody,” Cupp said of the nation’s mass-shooting tragedies. “But we’ll never get change as long as these people are leading the discussion.”

Watch above, via HLN.

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