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#CPAC2018: Fighting for Freedom

Posted on | February 24, 2018 | Comments Off on #CPAC2018: Fighting for Freedom


There was an epic moment here at CPAC when Dana Loesch called out the “legacy media” for their coverage of the Parkland massacre:

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Thursday that members of the media “love mass shootings” because it provides high ratings.
“Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it,” Loesch said when addressing a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. “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.” . . .
“There are thousands of grieving black mothers in Chicago every weekend and you don’t see town halls for them, do you? Where’s the CNN town hall for Chicago? Where’s the CNN town hall for sanctuary cities?” Loesch said. “… If it bleeds it leads, but it has to be the right people from the right communities at the right time.”
Loesch said that much of the conversation in the wake of last week’s shooting has centered around the need to ban assault rifles, but said often times when mass shootings occur, law enforcement including the FBI misses red flags that would’ve prevented the gunmen involved from purchasing firearms.
“We will not be gaslighted into thinking that we’re responsible for a tragedy that we had nothing to do with,” Loesch said of the NRA. “It is not our job to follow up on red flags. It is not our job to make sure that states are reporting to the background check system. It is not our job. A failure of law enforcement is not a failure of the law. It is a failure of enforcement.”

Watch it on video (beginning at 1:55):


Seven years ago, in Tampa, Florida, Dana explained to me the tattoo on her arm — Ephesians 6:12-13 — and she fights with the “whole armour.”

In the past 24 hours, the hashtag #TweetYourNRAMembership went viral on Twitter, and I decided to pay $40 and join the NRA, which is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

Meanwhile, on another front, my friend and former co-defendant John Hoge and I have decided to start a podcast — The Other Podcast, we’re calling it — and we make our debut tonight at 7 p.m. ET.




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