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.
<p>"This is typically beneath us to even report," said Velshi's co-anchor Stephanie Ruhle.</p><p>"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."</p><p>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 <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interruptible_foldback" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Interruptible Foldback (IFB) earpiece</a> in a TV interview.</p><p>"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."</p><p>Watch the video, embedded below:</p><p><iframe class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="2b4163d04dfd1b259c85adfb090c57b4" frameborder="0" height="480" scrolling="no" src="https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x6f3mk6" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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