Spokeswoman from the National Rifle Administration, Dana Loesch, responded Thursday to an outcry over a recent NRA commercial, coming to the defense of the ad.
After Rep. Don Beyer accused the ad, which condemned fake news and urged people to join the NRA in the fight against lies, of exploiting the recent GOP baseball practice shooting, Loesch shot back:
“This ad was filmed in April. Disappointed you don’t condemn the violence I’m condemning in this ad. Your assumptions are divisive.”
The ad mainly targets media, but refers to Hollywood and other institutions.
“They use their media to assassinate real news. They use schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars, singers, and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again,” Loesch says in the ad. “And then they use their ex-president to endorse the resistance, all to make them march, to make them protest, make them scream ‘racism’ and ‘sexism’ and ‘xenophobia’ and ‘homophobia.’”
In particularly visceral language, she concludes:
“The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.”
So they’re trying to exploit Alexandria and cutting disgusting ads to make people afraid and divide people even more https://t.co/u2yLWVarjt
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) June 29, 2017
This ad was filmed in April. Disappointed you don’t condemn the violence I’m condemning in this ad. Your assumptions are divisive. https://t.co/7UCqtPscYE
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 29, 2017
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