- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Conservative commentator and documentarian Dinesh D’Souza apologized Wednesday amid a wave of backlash for mocking an emotional photo of Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivors.

Mr. D’Souza received tens of thousands of angry responses from Twitter users on both sides of the aisle after he wrote Tuesday afternoon, “Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs,” in response to an Associated Press photo of students crying after the Florida House voted down a motion to take up a ban on assault weapons.

In an earlier tweet, also reacting to the Florida legislature’s vote, Mr. D’Souza wrote, “Adults 1, kids 0.” He also slammed “politically orchestrated grief” and the liberal media for exploiting the Parkland shooting that took 17 lives on Valentine’s Day.

Roughly 15 hours and 31,000 angry responses later, Mr. D’Souza apologized for the “insensitive” tweet.

Mr. D’Souza, a New York Times best-selling author and documentarian of “2016: Obama’s America” and “Hillary’s America,” was sentenced in 2014 to five years probation and eight months in a halfway house after pleading guilty to one felony count of making illegal contributions in the names of others.

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