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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Timothy Johnson

Gun Lobby’s Favorite Expert Sees Las Vegas Massacre Claims Fall Apart

Following a mass shooting sniper attack on a Las Vegas country music concert that left 59 dead and more than 500 people wounded, Lott — a go-to source for conservative misinformation about gun violence following high-profile shootings — published an opinion piece at FoxNews.com comparing machine gun attacks in Europe versus the United States.

October 5, 2017
nra-trump

23 Reasons Why The NRA Is Racist

In the October edition of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) magazine America’s 1st Freedom, NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre takes on what he calls the “false notion” from the “gun-ban media” that “somehow the NRA is racist.” Outlets covering the NRA and race should consider these examples — starting with LaPierre himself — in evaluating his claims:

September 28, 2017
jonesarpaio

Joe Arpaio Thanks Alex Jones For Pleading His Case To Donald Trump

A U.S. District Court judge convicted Arpaio of criminal contempt of court in July. He faces up to six months in jail for his refusal to comply with a court order that said he could no longer direct the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to engage in racially discriminatory practices against Latinos. Arpaio was defeated in his re-election bid for a seventh term in November.

August 24, 2017
nra-terror-double-standard

NRA Double Standard On Terror On Display Following Barcelona, Charlottesville

The National Rifle Association’s live news show Stinchfield issued a “terror alert” following terrorist van attacks in Spain, in which ISIS supporters drove vans into crowds at two locations, killing 14 and injuring more than 100 people.

August 19, 2017

In Charlottesville, NRATV Finds Terrorism It Doesn’t Want To Hype

Every weekday morning starting at 9 a.m., the National Rifle Association’s news outlet NRATV begins its broadcast with a show — Stinchfield, hosted by Texas radio personality Grant Stinchfield — that “brings you live news updates and interviews” and “tackles the issues the mainstream media won’t.”

August 16, 2017
stone-rich

Roger Stone Says He’s In Communication With The White House About The Seth Rich Lawsuit

Roger Stone is doing damage control following the filing of a lawsuit alleging a scheme by Fox News and Trump administration officials — including possibly the president himself — to use the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich to absolve the Trump campaign of accusations it coordinated with Russia.

August 3, 2017
Coercion

MSNBC Hosts Accuse Trump, Staffers In National Enquirer Coercion Scheme

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters. MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described President Donald Trump’s “unmoored behavior” in a Washington Post column where they alleged that “this year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked.” Brzezinski […]

June 30, 2017
Trump, Ethics, Terrorism

Donald Trump Jr. Interviewed By Racist NRA Commentator At NRA Annual Meeting

In the past, Whittle has promoted the racist notion that black people are inherently intellectually inferior to people of other races, cited a white nationalist to claim people in inner cities “don’t have access to cognition,” and claimed African-Americans are compliant “slaves” of the Democratic Party who trade a willingness to engage in voter fraud for welfare. Trump will speak later today at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum.

April 29, 2017
Trump, Emoluments Clause, Impeachable

Are Mainstream Outlets Normalizing Trump’s Impeachable Offenses?

In what should serve as a prompt for investigative journalists, the exact nature of the emoluments Trump has received is unclear in many instances due to Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns.

March 7, 2017

NRA News Dismisses LGBT Students’ Safety Concerns Over Texas’ New Campus Carry Law

NRA News Host: LGBT Students Shouldn’t Be Afraid “Unless They Have Been Living In A Cave Somewhere”

September 1, 2016
NRA

NRA: ‘We Highly Recommend’ Racist Newsletter That Frequently Defended Slavery

The NRA’s magazine America’s 1st Freedom celebrated racist former NRA board member and NRA Executive Council member Jeff Cooper and recommended that people read the late Cooper’s newsletter — which was peppered with racial slurs and defenses of slavery — before the 2016 election. In an August 3 article, America’s 1st Freedom feted the upcoming 40th anniversary of Gunsite, a shooting academy founded by Cooper. The article lavishes praise on Cooper’s “well-known erudition,” calling him “a formidable historian and philosopher of broad, eclectic taste.”

August 5, 2016
Ted Nugent NRA

20-Plus Years Of Anti-Gay Hate From The NRA

NRA Head Wayne LaPierre said one Obama administrator was “in the toilet” because of efforts to prevent discrimination against transgender students.

June 17, 2016
Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent Reelected To NRA Board After 2016 Of Hate

In the group’s 2013 board elections Nugent was second only to Iran-Contra figure Oliver North for most votes in favor of reelection. He frequently mixes his pitches for the NRA with inflammatory commentary, such as when he told people to join the NRA while calling for the “evil carcasses” of President Obama and other progressive politicians.

May 22, 2016