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A "PS" on LaPierre
Posted - 12/24/2012 7:36:46 AM | show profile | flag this post
Besides the 'deadly serious' debate cruise and I are having about what it's like in "Waynes World"--
The NRA Chief did throw out a zinger oin MTP yesterday that has a lot of journalists chuckling:
"Picking up on a talking point from his Friday news conference, LaPierre said that armed protection is a critical factor in protecting all kinds of folks, including the media: “Most of the media, when I go around this country, they’re protected by armed guards,” said LaPierre to David Gregory.
That draws a giant huh? from this blog.
As it does from Matthew Rosenberg, a foreign correspondent from the New York Times based in Afghanistan. Via Twitter:
“Did LaPierre really say ‘most of the media’ protected by armed guards? Even in Kabul – yes, Kabul – the NYT has no armed guards.”
Journalists Twitter feeds lit up--as you might expect. My favorite was: "Wayne LaPierre thinks most of the media is protected by armed guards. It's true. Our secretary wields the deadliest plastic forks in town."
So, to my journalist friends; It's Christmas Eve. Don't forget to pick something up for your bodyguard.
Posted - 12/24/2012 8:07:08 AM | show profile | flag this post
What do you expect from a guy...
that didn't just defend McVeigh's arsenal, but called the victims of the OK bombing ... "jack-booted government thugs" who wear "Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms."
it wasn't a off the cuff angry remark. It was in a fundraising letter.
Yep, using tragedy, and insulting the victims to get cash.
G HW Bush resigned his NRA lifetime membership in protest..
What do you expect from a group that takes its talking points and philosophy from the most radical 60's Black Panthers, and 90's conspiracy militia groups?
woud you want these people protecting your kids?
Posted - 12/24/2012 1:33:06 PM | show profile | flag this post
Oh, it is so NOT a good idea to bare one's ignorance to the very people about whom one is ignorant.
Maybe LaPierre was thinking of the ancient little rent-a-cop guarding the front door of the building.