上文說到,美國民間#WalkAway運動的創始人Brandon Straka開設了一個平台,鼓勵其他離開民主黨的人分享他們為什麼這樣做。

生活在佛羅里達州的Dorothy分享了她的故事,稱令自己離開民主黨的,是ABC電視著名主持人David Muir。

Dorothy自稱是David Muir 的粉絲,每晚必看ABC新聞時事節目,偶爾也看CBS電視台Scott Pelley的節目。她覺得CNN過分浮誇,但ABC和CBS值得信任,所以一直把其當作自己的訊息來源。

同時,Dorothy也看很多其它時事和清談節目,如Oprah和Late Night Show,因此她對特朗普一點不陌生,因為他是各種訪談節目中的常客,坦白表達自己的政見,各位主持人也喜歡邀請特朗普上他們的節目。

令Dorothy大為震驚的是,自從特朗普宣佈參選那天起,所有主持人開始群起攻擊他。雖然特朗普的政見30年不變,無論是關稅,中國,北韓,移民政策,或是邊境安全問題,特朗普的看法沒有變,而且多年來這些媒體人也一直同意特朗普的各種看法。然而,他們一夜間從愛特朗普變成了恨特朗普,簡直不可思議。

於是Dorothy開始做一些調查,但仍是個鐵桿左派,絕對聽不進保守派的任何一句話。Dorothy的家人支持共和黨,但從來不給她壓力。反倒是特朗普參選後出現的這些怪現象,使她決定去聽一聽他到底怎樣說。

正好,特朗普在佛羅里達州Oakalla有一個助選集會,Dorothy決定去一探究竟。她排隊四個半小時才進了會場,裡面人山人海,幾乎動彈不得。外面仍有一條條長長的隊,還有好多人沒能進來。

Dorothy發現很多人是全家出動,帶著孩子。特朗普也看見了。「他叫孩子們和他們的家人到了舞台的最前面,開始逗孩子們笑。」Dorothy回憶說。

「過了一會他(特朗普)問:這裡有誰沒登記投票?」
「所有的孩子們舉起手,特朗普笑道:好吧,把他們趕出去吧!」
「每個人都開始大笑,我們都笑了。」

當時Dorothy對身邊一個並不相識的人說:「我向你保證,他們(指媒體)會用這個來抹黑他(特朗普)」。

下午回到家,剛打開電視,ABC新聞主持人David Muir第一件事就是報道特朗普在佛羅里達州的助選會上趕走上千個沒登記做選民的人士。不僅如此,新聞報道還顯示了一張ABC記者正在平移拍攝觀眾台的照片,台上近乎空空蕩蕩。

「他(David Muir)瞪著眼直面數以百萬計的觀眾,居然可以面不改色地撒謊!」加上那幾乎無人的觀眾台照片,Dorothy的吃驚程度難以形容。

「我無論如何也不敢相信,(正規的)電視新聞居然會這樣向我撒謊」。「但是我可以告訴你,如果我沒去那裡,我會相信他們所說的每一句話。」

這次經歷使得Dorothy不禁自問:「這些年來您一直在相信些什麼」?「這些人(媒體)到底怎麼了」?

「那天晚上,我開始和我的家人談話,他們都是共和黨人」。(以前)「他們絕對不可能和我說話,永遠無法告訴我任何不同的訊息,我向你保證」,「因為我持那種傲慢的態度」,「臉上總掛著練就得爐火純青的假笑」。

從此以後,Dorothy開始了自己的探索,她參考主流媒體以外的訊息,包括獲取當事人的第一手證據。

最後,和Brandon一樣,Dorothy也決定離開民主黨,並且把自己拍攝的分享影片放到了Brandon的#WalkAway網上,希望能夠幫助其他人發覺真相。

英文原文:

Dorothy from Florida on #WalkAway

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1:00分 (下同) 
My ”walk away” moment came, actually thanks to David Muir of ABC news. He does the evening news. I was a die-hard fan, I watched him or Scott Pelley on CBS every single night. I got my source of news from them. I never watch CNN I didn't like them, I thought they were too flashy, but I feel like they (ABC) could be trusted . 

1:30  
What happened was, when Donald Trump decided to run for president, when he announced his candidacy, I was stunned, because I have been watching Donald Trump all my life like everybody else. He was always on Oprah, he was always on Stephen Colbert, The Late Night Show with David Letterman, all these shows, saying the same thing as he is saying right now, about tariff, about China, about North Korea, about Russia, nothing has changed about our immigration policies and about securing our borders, nothing has changed in 30 years. 

2:10  
Ironically enough, these same people: Oprah, Stephen Colbert, all these people now hate him. They loved him when he was on their talk shows, but now they hate him, for the same views they were agreeing with 20-years ago, all up until he decided to run for president. 

2:30  
I started doing a little research, but was still a die-hard Liberal. I acted exactly like the Liberals act today. You couldn’t change my mind, I was totally shut down, I didn't want to hear anything that the Conservatives had to say.  

2:50  
My family is 100% Republican. They did not pressure me, they did not bully me, they tried to talk to me but I couldn't listen, so they just left it alone.  But when Donald Trump decided to run, I decided I would give him a chance, to just to look into what he has to say.

3:10  
I am living in Florida, and Oakalla Florida had a Donald Trump Rally. So I went to that rally, I waited four and a half hours to get in. When I finally got in, it was jam packed, you could barely move. 

3:30  
There were lines and lines of people all the way, I mean, that couldn’t get in. Ironically enough a lot of families were there. They brought their children which I thought was great. Donald Trump saw this, he called the children and their families up to the front of the stage, and started joking around with the kids. 

3:50  
At one point he said alright, who is not registered here to vote?  All the kids and their parents raised their hands and they started giggling and everything, and he (Trump) said: “alright, just throw them out of here” and everybody started laughing, we all had a good laugh, it was a joke.

4:05  
I looked at the person next to me, I don't even know, I said I'm going to tell you this, they are going to use that against him, I can promise you, they will use that against him. And sure enough, when I got home that afternoon, turned on David Muir and the very first thing he says is Donald Trump throws out thousands of unregistered voters in his Oakalla Florida Rally today. 

4:38  
He looked at millions of people, and blatantly lied to them. Not only that, they panned, they showed a picture of ABC panning the audience, with nothing but empty stands, with very few people in the audience. Combine with that, I was shocked, I was flabbergasted. 

5:00  
I never believe that I would be lied to that blatantly on national news. I was shocked. That brought me into reality. That made me think, what have you been believing all these years? what is wrong with these people? I was there, I can tell you what happened. 

5:25  
But I can tell you this, if I wouldn't have been there I would have believed every word they said. So that night, I started talking to my family, they are all Republicans, they can never talk to me or never tell me anything different, I promise you that, because my holding that arrogant attitude, sort of like Peter Strzok on the congressional hearings that they had, that smirk that he had, I had the same smirk I can tell you right now, I have it perfected. 

5:55  
So I started doing the research and guess what, I started seeing a whole different view, I started reading news that weren’t in the mainstream media, I started reading lots of opinions and then actually people sending me proof of what I saw. 

6:15  
So now, I think it's very important for us to get behind this movement (#WalkAway), try to get the truth out there...

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