[Ed. – When journalism becomes activism]
On Monday afternoon, NBC national correspondent and occasional MSNBC anchor Peter Alexander went beyond simply giving a forum to anti-gun activists to promote their views, but he encouraged MSNBC viewers to go to their website and sign a contract promising to vote for anti-gun candidates.
At 3:30 p.m. Eastern, after recounting the anti-gun March for Our Lives rally from the weekend as he substitute-hosted MSNBC Live, Alexander brought up the website:
There’s also a push called “Parents Promise to Kids” that encourages voters to sign a contract vowing to vote for candidates who — as they describe it — put child safety ahead of guns.
Sixteeen-year-old Parkland student Adam Buchwald soon explained:
This is a contract that we’re asking every parent and grandparent in the nation to promise that they will vote for ethical legislators who put children’s safety over guns.
A bit later, he made veiled reference to the NRA as he added: “We are going to have everyone vote for these politicians who will focus on children’s safety and not take money from an outside source.”