Anti-Gun Activist David Hogg Raises Some Eyebrows After Recent Interview (VIDEO)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, David Hogg raised some eyebrows after it appears he told CBS News an under reported version about what transpired on the day Nikolas Cruz went on a shooting spree on February 14th.
Hogg initially told the media he was in his AP Environmental Science class when he heard a “pop” sound and immediately recognized it as a gunshot.
The 17-year-old student describes being huddled in a hot closet with other students during the shooting; he even filmed himself with a camera cell phone.
In a new CBS documentary about the Parkland students called “39 Days,” which aired on Saturday, Hogg says on the day of the shooting he grabbed his camera and quickly rode his bike 3 miles from his house to the school to get interviews.
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Delaney Tarr: It wasn’t even like an intentional — we all grouped together. It was – we all had these different things that we were saying and different things we were doing that people were responding to. And that was just kind of a natural push to get us to come together and for us to become, like, a united force.
DAVID HOGG: 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.
Hogg also admits he didn’t personally know many of the students who died that day.
DAVID HOGG: I didn’t know most of these people at a very personal level, but I wanted to make their voices heard and that’s what I’m really trying to do.
CBS should have cleared up the context.
This version has been overlooked by most of the media. Vox was first to report this version of the story:
The evening after the shooting, Hogg says, he biked up to the school, where the media was still camped out. This time, he put himself in front of the camera, making his first — but not final — plea for an end to mass shootings. He made another on CNN on Thursday morning, calling on lawmakers to “get something done.”
In an interview with TIME Magazine on the day of the shooting, Hogg says all he could think of during the shooting was “pull out my camera because if we all die the camera survives.”
Hogg told TIME in the hours following the ordeal. “And the only thing I could think of was, pull out my camera and try telling others. As a student journalist, as an aspiring journalist, that’s all I could think: Get other people’s stories on tape. If we all die, the camera survives, and that’s how we get the message out there, about how we want change to be brought about.”
In David Hogg’s interview with CBS he says he jumped on his bike with his camera and rode as fast as he could from his house to the school to get interviews.
Perhaps CBS should’ve clarified the timeline to put this into context.
Video via CBS: