Ali Velshi rips apart Parkland 'secret earpiece' conspiracy theory: 'I'm wearing one right now'
MSNBC's Ali Velshi showing an IFB earpiece (Screen capture)

On Wednesday, MSNBC host Ali Velshi blasted conspiracy mongers who are attacking the students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL as "crisis actors" perpetrating a government hoax.


"This is typically beneath us to even report," said Velshi's co-anchor Stephanie Ruhle.

"But it's important right now," Velshi said, "because it's happening in real time. You are seeing the spreading of fake news in real time around a tragedy that I was physically at."

The anchors brought up Donald Trump Jr.'s promotion of a tweet attacking 17-year-old David Hogg and highlighted social media posts claiming that Hogg is actually a Los Angeles resident and pointing to his use of an Interruptible Foldback (IFB) earpiece in a TV interview.

"I'm wearing one right now," said Velshi, indicating that the IFB is not some kind of secret communications through which Hogg was being fed cues. It's a commonly used way for TV personnel to communicate on camera. "This is how my producers talk to me."

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