Aug 27, 2017

NRA to media: "We're coming for you"

Frame grab from video, "Taking on the Times" (via AP)

"NRA's video message to 'elites': 'We're coming for you,'" reports AP's Lisa Marie Pane in Atlanta:

  • "Using the hashtags #counterresistance and #clenchedfistoftruth, the NRA has put out a series of videos that announce a 'shot across the bow,' and say the gun-rights group is 'coming for you' and that 'elites ... threaten our very survival.'"
  • "'The times are burning and the media elites have been caught holding the match,' NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch says in one video aired on NRATV, the gun lobby's web video site, as it shows footage of people fighting police, breaking storefront glass and burning the American flag."
  • "Later, she specifically calls out The New York Times: 'We've had it with your narratives, your propaganda, your fake news. We've had it with your constant protection of your Democrat overlords ... Consider this the shot across your proverbial bow. ... In short? We're coming for you."
  • Why it matters: "The NRA is taking a page from the Trump playbook."
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