Parkland High School shooting: Mother ignores daughter's call from Florida school only for five minutes of fame

The internet caught a mother live on CNN ignoring her daughter's call to pick her up after she was escorted out of the Florida shooting scene, just to exploit her five minutes of fame.


                            Parkland High School shooting: Mother ignores daughter's call from Florida school only for five minutes of fame

The mother of a girl who studies in Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ignored her daughter's calls to pick her up from the school's front porch minutes after she was escorted out by law enforcement officers. The reason being - she had to finish a live interview with CNN.  

Law enforcement personnel work the scene at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that killed 17 people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Social media caught the frivolous reaction on tape and it went viral on a Reddit forum discussing the shooting fiasco.  

Reddit user TsitikEm who started the thread wrote:
 This mom on CNN was just on the phone with her daughter and said "let me do this interview and I'll come get you." WTF WOMAN GO GET YOUR DAUGHTER YOU F---.

FoxForce5Iron wrote: 

She probably wasn't much of a parent before the shooting, so why start during it? I hope it was worth it. That woman's going to have to go into hiding.
Nathanael Clark (L) and his father, John Clark, speak to the media after Nathanael escaped the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

 Another commenter on the forum, wacrover, wrote:

You're completely right - and to me, the worst part about it is that 'I come first' and lack of love? compassion? whatever the right word is for what she did - I'm stuck thinking there's tons more parents out there doing tons worse shit to their kids than abandoning them emotionally at a time when they were so crucially needed.

More commenters were appalled at the mom's behavior:

All_My_Loving wrote:

Then the interviewer said "Thanks, but you should probably go get her." and she's like: "Nah, let's do this."

 glorioid sarcastically wrote:

"One second, Megan, mommy will be right there. Can you just give me some good quotes first, hon? Any carnage you want to describe? This nice reporter needs some content."

Here is the link to the complete Reddit discussion:

 
 Watch the reaction of the mother in this video (skip directly to 33:40) :
 
 

 In the video, CNN anchor Rosa Flores asks the mother who is on a call with her daughter about her reaction to the whole situation. "Are you on the phone with her? What is she telling you?" Flores asks the Monique Goldberg, the mother. "She's saying that she got to Marriott and that I should come get her," Goldberg tells the CNN anchor.
 
She continues her conversation with her daughter, live on air: "I'm coming to the Marriot right now. I'm doing this interview and I'm sprinting." When her daughter insists on leaving immediately to go and get her, she responds by saying, "I'll be leaving right after this interview."  
 
Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he visits Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school killed 17 people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Goldberg then gets another call from her other daughter who wants to talk to her. The mother nonchalantly responds by simply saying, "I'll call you right back."  The CNN anchor appeared to care more about the daughter's predicament, urging the mother to go and tend to her child as it was obviously more important. It was not until the anchor insisted on it that the mother took off her mic to leave.  
 
Law enforcement personnel work the scene at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
It is alarming how tabloid culture is blinding the public from real issues. At a time when the daughter required immediate emotional support, her mother chose to exploit her five minutes to fame, leaving her daughter in the lurch.

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