It’s that time of year. The end of February marks Spring when a young man’s fancy turns to love. And when shady lobbyists speak openly to their right-wing allies.
Yep, the National Rifle Association has descended on the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual rally where all the worst Republicans can get together and talk about hating immigrants and the poor without fear of being disagreed with.
This year, the hot-button issue of the moment is of course gun control, and the NRA’s Dana Loesch decided to take a shotgun to any teensy shred of good will she garnered by attending CNN‘s Town Hall meeting with the survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
How? Oh, by implying the media want there to be MORE shootings! She said:
“Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it.
Now I’m not saying that you love the tragedy, but I am saying that you love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold.”
Wow. This is how they think, folks.
They see students speaking out and say, who’s paying them?
They see news organizations reporting devastating human stories and see dollar signs.
They just really don’t *get* empathy.
Loesch also went after the FBI, blaming them for “dropping the ball” on every mass shooting. Apparently she thinks the FBI are like car alarms that are just always there.
Basically, she’s just ready to blame anything or anyone but guns for mass shootings.
Her boss, NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre made a surprise drop-in where he went even further, saying Democrats, whom he called secret socialists, and the media wanted to “exploit tragedy for political gain”:
“They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of family, the failure of America’s mental health system, and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI.”
There it is again. They are going all-in against the FBI.
It’s almost as if they’re in an adversarial position because the FBI is investigating whether their organization funneled Russian funds to help the Trump campaign.
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