NRA Shill Says the Media ‘Love Mass Shootings,’ ‘Crying White Mothers are Ratings Gold.

If you were still uncertain as to whether the NRA is an organization steeped in partisan rancor and vile, hate-filled hysterics, the remarks by its chief spokesperson, Dana Loesch, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), will put an end to your doubts.

Dana Loesch

On Wednesday night Loesch appeared on the CNN Town Hall featuring student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School along with some parents, teachers and politicians. Loesch attempted to present herself as a rational, open-minded participant in a discussion seeking to find solutions to a serious problem. But the very next day she let her true feelings come out in her speech at CPAC (video below):

“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 to you and many in the legacy media.”

It’s not surprising that she didn’t say this to the faces of the “crying white mothers” in CNN’s forum. She is a deceitful, manipulative hack who who will happily lie in order to achieve her ends and those of her benefactors in the firearms industry. To make the broad accusation that the media “loves mass shootings” in a public address demonstrates her utter lack of decency and humanity. And her ability to turn around in a few hours to display both ugly sides of her face is something that only comes with an innately grotesque personality.

But Loesch went even further to insult the parents of murdered children as if they were disingenuous contestants on a reality TV show. And the interjection of a racial component only makes the insult many times worse. Her CPAC performance was like watching a cartoon villain giving away all her secret, evil plans, secure in the belief that her opponents would soon be dead and unable to stop her. That may be why she also unleashed this bit of BS:

“The government has proven that they cannot keep you safe, and yet some people want all of us to disarm. And then they also call Trump a tyrant, but then say they want the president to also confiscate our firearms. Try to figure that one out.”

Of course, no one is proposing to disarm the entire nation. Likewise, no one has suggested confiscating all firearms. These are just the NRA’s standard lies to whip up fear among their followers that a tyrannical overlord is plotting to enslave America and only the NRA can prevent it. They screeched for eight years that President Obama was coming for their guns, never mind that it never happened, nor was there any threat of it. The NRA is fear machine and it has to have an enemy to survive. Preferably a dark-skinned one.

Loesch’s remarks were not a one-off or gaffe. It’s an NRA mantra as seen in this video from NRA-TV. The commentator uses the identical language that Loesch used about loving mass shootings, repeating it for emphasis. And he spent the rest of the time spewing the NRA line in a monologue of deceit.

That’s what the NRA does. It is their whole purpose for existing. They do not represent gun owners. They shill for gun manufacturers. Which is why they push for more guns as the solution to every problem. No matter what it is, the only NRA approved response is to buy more guns. They are about marketing and nothing else. And if innocent people die, that’s just the price of capitalism.

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4 thoughts on “NRA Shill Says the Media ‘Love Mass Shootings,’ ‘Crying White Mothers are Ratings Gold.

  1. There’s a reason why they keep touting the “you are all going to get your guns taken” line. That’s because NOTHING gets their base more riled up than that.

    And that’s what they are after. More moneys for them because they tend to panic buy more guns when they think they are going to lose their current ones. We saw that happen during Obama’s time and precisely because of this same narrative.

    Obama’s presence was actually really profitable to the NRA because it made the fear of getting all their guns confiscated that much more credible since they were already inclined to fear and hate him anyway to begin with.

  2. That evil bitch is complicit in each and every death caused by the guns she hawks. She should be charged.

  3. It’s hard for this type of rhetoric to not affect me in a negative way and not want to wish something horrible happen to this person. Preferably, with one of her stupid fucking guns going off and injuring her in a horrible way but I’m going to put that thought out of my head. She stands there and pretends to defend the constitutional rights of all of us while attacking the 1st amendment and the 4th estate and encouraging the many lunatics she is speaking to, to do harm to the members of that group. Make no mistake, that is exactly what she is doing! What a disgusting and vile human being she is! I just saw a segment on CNN where Wolf Blitzer asked Thomas Friedman about this very thing. He just had this witch on a CNN discussion panel last night and even Wolf was shocked by the difference in her demeanor from then and today. Friedman’s response was that these NRA gun-fetishists have run out of defenses for their horrible arguments and this is all they have left.

    • There really seems to have been a sea change directly attributable to the Stoneman Douglas (and other) students. The victims of gun violence are fighting back now. It isn’t just politicians.

      The next step would be for the survivors of other incidents (Pulse, Vegas, etc.) to join in and expand the movement.

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