David Hogg, the preachy teen who tends to get his facts mixed up, is someone who is seen as sincere, even if wrong. His ranting against guns is annoying and he clearly knows very little about the world, but he at least appeared to be authentic. That myth may be about to be busted, however, as some reports are poking possible holes in his changing narrative.
In a recent speech, Hogg said that he “heard about the shooting and got on his bike to go down to interview as many people as possible.” This led reporters to ask if this was a different shooting since he had claimed to be at the school during the shooting in the past.
If he was on his bike, how did he get into the school and how did he end up cowering in a closet, as he has also alleged? He lived three miles away, after all.
It seems as if he is saying that he heard about the shooting, got there on his trusty bike before the cops did, and entered the school while the melee was still taking place.
In other words… it seemed like he lied, given his actual statements.
Hogg said to CBS, “On the day of the shooting, I got my camera and got on my bike and road as fast as I could three miles from my house to the school to get as much video and to get as many interviews as I could because I knew that this could not be another mass shooting.”
But, the leftist darling is quoted by the Sun Sentinel as saying that he “was in an AP Environmental Science class at about 2:30 p.m. at Stoneman Douglas High School when he heard a gunshot.” It also read that “The fire alarm then went off for the second time that day. Students started to run out of the school. Hogg said he saw a “’load of people’ running toward him.”
To be fair, CBS could have made things confusing on accident. Now they say that the story “may be referencing that he went home and came back subsequent to the lockdown.”
The teen told Vox, “At 6 pm after the shooting, I took my camera, got on my bike. I rode in basically twilight. And I ride my bike three miles down winding sidewalks and find my way to the school, as I’ve done in previous years. All the while, I was making sure my camera bag didn’t rip open, because if you zip it a certain way, the camera falls out, and it would be destroyed.”
So what is the truth? Did he go and return, or was he not initially there? Don’t look for anyone in the MSM to ask him this unless the question is screamed from the comment lines of every publication online.