By Bill Shields

BARNSTABLE (CBS) – There is growing backlash after an elected official on Cape Cod attacked a survivor of the Parkland school shooting.

Ron Beaty is a Barnstable County Commissioner. But if his elected position is low-key, Beaty himself is not. Recently, he has gone after David Hogg, the outspoken survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Beaty has tweeted that Hogg is an insect and a socialist twit. “I think it’s unnecessary,” said one woman.

Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty (WBZ-TV)

Beaty has asked if Hogg is a “two-bit punk” and people in Barnstable are concerned about their elected official.

“As somebody who is representing the county or in his position I think that he has to think a little bit more,” one man said.

Beaty has called Cape Cod Grandmothers Against Gun Violence “morons.”

David Hogg (WBZ-TV)

“I think it’s really innapropriate for a county commissioner to attack children over their opinions and their own personal experiences,” another woman said. “I think it’s out of line.”

One of Beaty’s fellow commissioners said he is just a schoolyard bully and is getting exactly what he craves, publicity. “I mean this with all due respect but I think that the media are enablers, when you look at Mr. Beaty’s past,” said Leo Cakounes.

In the 1990’s, Beaty served 14 months in federal prison for threatening President Bush. Beaty is now running for State Representative.

WBZ-TV reached out to Beaty for comment but did not hear back.

Bill Shields

Comments (111)
  1. Hogg was whining about college not allowing him to enroll when his SAT was 1273..not quite a blithering idiot, but it wont get you in top schools.Consider mine was 1578 out of 1600; and I chose Baylor after 38 other offers; but ultimately ended up at University of Texas.
    So I gave him grief over twitter..hes a pointy headed pencil d(i)cked geek.

    More to the point Hogg is an uneducated hi school twit; and the alt left is going to let him speak for him… of course they are all trolls too. Sheesh, how this country has degraded since the 70’s 80’s…

  2. Anytime anyone challenges Lil’ David Hogg, the news media acts like he is a war hero who survived being shot at. Hogg is called “Parkland School Shooting Survivor”.

    Hogg was never fired at or injured. Nor is he a hero. He is a little boy who repeats talking points formed by others. That is all the punk is.

  3. Chuck Dewey says:

    Hogg is not a shooting survivor. By his own admission, he was at home when it started

  4. I totally agree – Hogg is a first class twit !

  5. Why do you call him a survivor? He wasn’t at school that day.

  6. Almost makes me wish I lived down the cape so I could vote for this guy. That Hogg kid is a fraud.

  7. lysolmotorola says:

    He is either a child – not to be criticized – or he is not. If he ism, then why the heck is anyone other than his parents listening to him. If he is not a child then he should be able to take what comes his way.
    In my opinion he is nothing but a glory hound, a tool of the media/progressive cabal of gun grabbers, who has over stayed his 15 minutes of fame.

  8. Donny Dingle says:

    Hogg, if you are going to play being a big boy you are going to have to take big boy insults without crying.

  9. He’s not a survivor unless he was shot. He’s not a witness unless he was there. Hogg is just a dumb little loudmouth kid who’s spent the majority of his formative years listening to far left wing propaganda and believing it to be true.

    He is a creation of the left wing extremist media, a faithful little commie.

  10. Wow lots of cowards on this forum terrified of a child. And they call liberals snowflakes.

  11. Hogg is an 18 years old two-bit punk!

  12. Maggie Spray says:

    Why is this bad. Ann Coulter wrote about this years ago in one of her books. Liberals love rolling out “victims” so they can’t be challenged. This story is example #1. But saying he “attacked” Hogg is a bit overstating it. Good grief. It’s called free speech people. Hogg and his liberal snowflake handlers aren’t the only ones afforded the 1st amendment right.

  13. Beaty is right of course.

  14. Bill Meyer says:

    Children are crying, absolve the government of all blame, seize the guns, and burn the constitution, STAT. ;-0

  15. Well, just stretching a little further than the unctuous media Hogg – we ALL survived the Parkland shooting, didn’t we? He was in about as much danger as all of us were that day.

  16. Clegg Jensen says:

    Soros’s newest butt boy.

  17. Tomas Cruz says:

    Our media continues to call him a survivor? He wasn’t shot or in the same building as the shooter and he was to busy hiding under his desk to know what was happening.

  18. Tom Adkins says:

    Hogg cannot be a nasty little political operative and a sweet little victim at the same time.
    He is disrespectful at best, mean vindictive and vile at worst… which is almost always.
    So… he entered the public arena, said a lot of very stupid and ignorant things…
    Now take your whipping, sonny.

  19. Hogg wasn’t even there when the shooting started! He is part of the bully mentality that his head-shaved comrade even admitted cold have a a lot to do with the shooter snapping when he did. And Hogg is too ignorant to know that the gun-grabbing propaganda he’s spewing is nothing but lies. What a pathetic twit. No wonder he can’t get into a decent college!

  20. Samuel Green says:

    I have one simple question for David Hogg; HOW MANY FIREARMS were in the Hogg family the day of this tragedy?

    …Being that young David’s father worked for the FBI and all. It would be very unlikely a ex FBI person would be unarmed at home.
    When David the hypocrite Hogg grows up and of legal age to vote, then his opinion can be counted.

    Until then, children cannot vote for a reason, and that reason is they are naive and think they know everything.

  21. Emoh Nur says:

    This is the kid that was hiding in another building when this thing went down, right ? You mean that brave courageous kid , right ? You mean that little twit, right ? Tell me the difference between this kid and a twit.

  22. Jeff Gibson says:

    Why is David Hogg called a “survivor”? He wasn’t even at school that day. Wasn’t he at home, taking his “Ferris Buehler’s Day Off”?

  23. San Tan says:

    Hogg has done more to increase gun sales then any human being in history. Gun sale go up even higher every time that idiot is on TV..

  24. Mark Mach says:

    He’s right. This kid is not commenting as a survivor, he’s commenting as an advocate. Referring to advocate Hogg, Beaty is entirely correct.

  25. Joe Irish says:

    Ad Hominem. 1. Attacking a kid is ridiculous. It makes the attacker look like an ass. 2. These kids are basically untouchable right now due to the school shooting.

    The Right needs to stop attacking the kids. It makes them look tiny and petty. Instead, attack the argument. Discredit the argument. This is more effective than losing an unopposed race in Maine.

    The bottomline is this: Gun laws worked. There were hundreds of failures BEFORE the kid bought a gun. 18 USC 922 would have flagged him IF it had been used. Had the mental health professionals done their duty. The cops and others LE done theirs, instead of writing it off.

    But that isn’t the easy answer. It seems the easy answer is to attack kids. The kids are being fed their arguments. They are too organized (teenagers can’t even get themselves to school on time, let alone organize these protests).
    Their arguments are flawed. Show the flaws. Expose the flaws. Then their whole argument becomes moot.

  26. Hogg is not a “survivor”. He is a student at the school. Big difference. By that logic, I am a survivor of 9/11, several wars, many tornadoes, etc.

  27. Hogg likes to dish out the nasty slurs and yet he cant take it in return? Thats not the way it works…

  28. Typical left, come out swinging, blaming everything and everyone but the actual shooter, then when people start to fire back they cry foul.. look dont come out punching people who had nothing to do with the shooting, hell Hogg himself has said he was not at the school.. he is a lying jack wagon left pawn. Part of why Trump won is because people are tired of being silenced by the idiotic left, they are tired of lame GOP backing down and cowering, so good for Beaty in calling Hogg out for what he is.

  29. Gators gotta eat, too…skin this little fruitloop alive and dump his frail lifeless body in the Everglades.

  30. Steve Hansen says:

    Backlash for saying the truth? Oh right, we’re now in the Snowflake ERA.

  31. David Moore says:

    That Beatty guy kinda reminds me of a beached baby Pilot Whale I once encountered…

  32. Be careful. You’ll just invite an attack by Hogg which is the same as unleashing the anti-American Soros machine. Not “like” but exactly the same.

  33. Casey Myers says:

    That Hogg kid thinks he has carte blanche and he can attack adults without repercussions. He’s a stooge for the radicalized leftists and he’s open game. You can’t attack people and call them murderers without blowback.

  34. I totally agree with Ron Beaty. This kid is enjoying his 15 min of fame while being used by the Left as a propaganda tool. By the by, he’s just one of 2,972 students who survived the events at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas HS. There are many other students with a point of view totally opposite to his who don’t get any coverage from the mainstream media.

  35. Buddy White says:

    He is not a survivor of the shooting. To be a survivor, he would have to be at the school when this tragedy happened. He wasn’t there. I heard him say in one interview that he didn’t go to school until he heard about the shooting on TV. Then, he got on his bike and went to the school and arrived 90 minutes after the shooting stopped. On another show, when asked a question, he stalled and stuttered and finally turned his head and told someone behind him that he forgot his LINE.

  36. Joey Smith says:

    “I think it’s really innapropriate for a county commissioner to attack children over their opinions and their own personal experiences,” another woman said. “I think it’s out of line.”
    Poor little Hogg. He should be allowed to fervently express his opinions with no opposition. He’s just a little child. Don’t attack him.
    – NOT! Attack this little political pigure like there is no tomorrow. If you choose to enter into the political arena you can”t claim immunity from criticism. In fact, the more he invokes poor little me, the more we should attack him.

    For sure, I’d really like to hear his story about what his experience was from inside the school, where he was, what he did, and what he felt.

  37. Andre Paquin says:

    Hello from Canada.

    Yes for all three. What do I win for getting all three of the questions right?

    Libs don’t like to be reminded that they were with Hillary, whenever their chosen standard bearer is filmed rolling around like a drunken sloth and spewing her lib/prog nonsense.

    Can you imagine the devastation to humanity if Hillary Reject Clinton’s Obama sanctioned coup d’etat had worked and she had tag teamed her corruption with my bizarre beta male pajama boy Prime Minister’s absurd alternate reality lib/prog utopia?

    America and the Free World dodged a huge bullet by not letting that Clinton creature steal the US elections, and for that,

    Humanity owes Trump voters a great debt of gratitude.

  38. Alan W. Du says:

    David Hogg is NOT a Parkland School shooting survivor!! STOP CALLING HIM ONE!~ He wasn’t even there. All David Hogg is, is a PAID crisis actor/tool of the gun grabbers (Whose mother works for CNN).

  39. Barry Hirsh says:

    Hogg is a nascent Hitler.

    Witness:

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whR7FtuMHUU&w=560&h=315%5D

    ‘Look familiar?

  40. “Hogg, a student journalist and member of the school’s news show, recorded interviews with his peers inside the school as it remained locked down. The Miami Herald published that footage Feb. 15, which shows Hogg asking his fellow students about their views on gun control.

    “Time also published a video on Feb. 15 that was recorded by Hogg during the lockdown. In it, Hogg says ‘it’s 2:52’ and that he ‘heard one gunshot.’ (The shooting reportedly occurred from 2:21 p.m. to 2:28 p.m., and the lockdown was lifted at 3:36 p.m.)”

    Posted for those saying Hogg wasn’t at the school during the shooting. I basically hate the skinny little puke, but it looks as if he WAS at school during the shooting.

  41. The horror! Someone with a contrarian opinion? Let’s line this guy up against the wall!

  42. 6 months from now, long after everyone has forgotten his name, David “Camera” Hogg will be in the news again after dying of asphyxiation trying to snort a laundry detergent pod stuffed condom in an attempt to make a viral video to get back to his glory days of being a useful tool for for the progressive left. Tens of people will attend his candlelight vigil at Marion Bary Stonewall Degenerate high school weeping and stating “We hardly knew ye!”

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