In a front-page New York Times story today, NRA leaders are expressing concern that their NRATV videos – which often feature the possibly psychotic Conservative political pundit and terror-mongering National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch (above)– are possibly going a weeeeee bit too far.
Hmmmm. Ya think?
via the Times:
There appear’s to be growing unease over the site’s inflammatory rhetoric, and whether it has strayed too far from the N.R.A.’s core gun-rights mission, has put its future in doubt.
The site, NRATV, is a central part of the organization’s messaging apparatus. Since its creation in 2016, it has adopted an increasingly apocalyptic, hard-right tone, warning of race wars, describing Barack Obama as a “fresh-faced flower-child president,” calling for a march on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and comparing journalists to rodents.
In recent weeks, in a rare airing of internal debate at the N.R.A., two prominent board members expressed concerns about NRATV to the Times. Their statements were released through the N.R.A. itself, amid what was described as an internal review of NRATV and its future.
“Since the founding of NRATV, some, including myself and other board members, have questioned the value of it,” Marion Hammer, the group’s most formidable lobbyist and a key adviser to its chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, said in a statement. “Wayne has told me and others that NRATV is being constantly evaluated — to make sure it works in the best interest of the organization and provides an appropriate return on investment.”
After videos like the ones below appeared, a debate within the N.R.A. over how broad its activism should be, has begun.
“It is clear to me that NRATV is an experiment and Wayne is evaluating the future of the enterprise,” Willes K. Lee, a board member who leads the N.R.A. Outreach Committee, said in a statement to The Times.
“Why are we getting so involved in left-right politics instead of sticking close to our issue, the Second Amendment?” board member Neal Knox asked.
But although the internal debate is good, few expect anything to change. Because we live in Trump’s Amerikkka, of course, and this is just who we are as a nation now. Sigh.
Check out some of the nuttiness of NRATV below. (Photo: MediaPunch)
— NRATV (@NRATV) August 3, 2017
What the hell is NRATV thinking? They put KKK hoods on Thomas the Tank Engine to ridicule the show for adding more diverse characters in recent years https://t.co/GQxPIXiKDC pic.twitter.com/F4Ki1Eda7g
— Timothy Johnson (@timothywjohnson) September 10, 2018