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The National Rifle Association is lashing out at The Washington Post over criticism of a controversial advertisement the organization promoted that critics described as “an open call to violence.”
Conservative NRA talk show host, Grant Stinchfield railed against the newspaper in a video message on Monday, calling it a “fake news outlet” that was “destroying” the country.
“You people do more to damage our country with a keyboard than every NRA member combined has ever done with a firearm,” Stinchfield said in the video. “Your paper’s new slogan may read ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness.’ It should say ‘Journalism Dies at The Washington Post.'”
“For years, The Washington Post has tarnished gun owners in an effort to take away our Second Amendment freedoms,” Stinchfield alleged. “But The Washington Post isn’t mad about the lack of guns, it’s upset about the abundance of truth.”
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Stinchfield also accuses the Post of “refusing to cover the extremist beliefs and tactics” of activists like DeRay McKesson and Carmen Perez.
“And liberal politicians like Chuck Schumer and Al Franken who refuse to condemn them,” Stinchfield continues, as ominous music plays. He also went after the paper for its story looking at new NRA videos that focus on politics rather than firearms.
One of the NRA’s recent videos, in particular, drew criticism and was seen by some as inciting violence toward liberals. That video was part of the inspiration for last week’s protest in front of NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Va., which was organized by the Women’s March.
— NRATV (@NRATV) July 17, 2017