NRA’s LaPierre Says Media Whitewash Government Scandals, Hate His Group


Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association executive vice president, aimed squarely for the media in a speech yesterday to the Conservative Political Action Conference, saying government and media elites were teaming up to lie to Americans, reports Politico. “Political dishonesty and media dishonesty have linked together. They've joined forces to misinform and deceive the American public,” LaPierre told a well-receiving crowd at the conservative confab. “Let's be straight about it right here this afternoon: The political and media elites are lying to us.”

Citing the IRS scandal, government surveillance, Obamacare, Benghazi and other conservative talking points, LaPierre accused the media of dropping the ball on its responsibilities. “Rather than expose government scandal and abuse like they used to, the media elites whitewash it all. 'Move on,' they tell us, 'there's nothing to see here,'” he said. “One of America's greatest threats is a national news media that fails to provide a level playing field for the truth. Now it's all entertainment, ratings, personal celebrity, the next sensational story and the deliberate spinning and purposeful use of words and language, truth be damned, to advance their own agenda.” He added that the media have “never been honest about the NRA, they hate us, just for saying out loud and sticking up for what we believe, as if we have no right.”

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