NRA head Wayne LaPierre returned to the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday to deliver another defiant speech about gun rights to the crowd. A large portion of the speech focused on the mainstream media, who LaPierre accused to “lying” about gun issues.
“Rather than expose government dishonesty and scandal like they used to,” LaPierre told the conservative crowd, “the media elites whitewash it all.” He lamented how all the media seems to care about these days is “entertainment, ratings, personal celebrity and the next sensational story… truth be damned.”
“Here’s how you know the media is lying,” LaPierre continued. “They still call themselves journalists.” In regards to the NRA specifically, he said the media has “never been honest” about the organization. “They hate us, just for saying out loud and sticking up for what we believe, as if we have no right. So they try to ridicule us into oblivion or shame us into submission.”
LaPierre got an especially large applause break when he said, “The media’s intentional corruption of the truth is an abomination and NRA members will never — and I mean never — submit or surrender to the national media.”
Watch the clip below, via C-SPAN 3:
And watch LaPierre’s full speech below, via C-SPAN 3:
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