There’s no evidence to support the claim that some of the Florida students speaking out after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are “crisis actors,’’ but that doesn’t seem to matter to Curt Schilling.
Instead of throwing heat, the former Red Sox pitcher is catching it after retweeting the debunked conspiracy theory that alleged that 17-year-old David Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Fla., was a paid actor. Schilling retweeted a yearbook photo that some people contend proves Hogg is a high school student in California, not Florida.
The problem is that Hogg is, in fact, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It’s hard to know if Schilling, who hosts an online radio show for the ultra-conservative Breitbart News Network these days, actually believes what he retweeted, but the three-time World Series champ sure does like to stir it up online — even if it means posting false or inflammatory comments from time to time. A few of Schill’s followers appreciated his latest grenade, but most did not.
Schilling, who seems to relish the back-and-forth with his critics, did take issue with a Yahoo Sports headline that accused of him of “peddling’’ conspiracy theories by retweeting the yearbook photo.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering about Schill’s position on President Trump’s controversial idea to arm school teachers, yeah, he likes it. A lot.