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Smear campaign against Dana Loesch over NRA video

Smear campaign against Dana Loesch over NRA video

Anti-2nd Amendment politicians and radical activists can’t handle the “clenched fist of truth” about left-wing violence

Dana Loesch, a TV and talk show host who frequently appears in NRA videos, is the victim of a vicious smear campaign after she appeared in a video called “The Violence of Lies.” The video was released on June 12 on the NRA Facebook page.

The attacks on Loesch assert that Loesch’s video calls for violence. But it doesn’t. Just the opposite. It calls to meet the violence of leftist radicals with truth.

What’s actually going on is an attempt to deflect from the violence of a Bernie Sanders-loving, liberal Democrat who shot up a group of Republican congressmen at a baseball practice on June 14, and numerous other acts of “Resistance” violence.

Loesch became the target of this smear campaign because her video was a convenient excuse to try to change the subject.

The attacks on Loesch have been raging for over two weeks and show no signs of letting up.

I had not focused on the controversy until today, but I had noticed some bits and pieces of over-the-top rhetoric directed at her. There were a lot of tweets and articles about it, but I was too focused on that shiny social-media orange object to dig into it until now.

Here’s the video (transcript via NRA-TV):

They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and awards shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse the “resistance.”

All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream “racism” and “sexism” and “xenophobia” and “homophobia.”

To smash windows. Burn cars. Shut down interstates and airports. Bully and terrorize the law-abiding.

Until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness. And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse for their outrage.

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.

I’m the National Rifle Association of America. And I’m Freedom’s Safest Place.

It’s a tough video, but there isn’t a single thing in it that calls for violence. Just the opposite, it calls to confront Democrat and “Resistance” violence with the truth.

Yet there has been a campaign to portray the video as a call to violence and racist.

Deray McKesson, professional Black Lives Matter activist turned media star, called the video an “open call to violence to protect white supremacy,” thus both falsely claiming the video calls for violence and injecting McKesson’s racial politics into the controversy:

Loesch responded, but of course, responding to false charges that already have spread widely (28,000 retweets as of now) can be an act of futility:

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut fed the flames:

So did California’s Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom

Tamika Mallory, co-founder of the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter activist, accused Loesch of racism and inciting violence:

The false accusations against Loesch went beyond Twitter, and were the subject of articles in left-wing outlets such as SalonHuffPo and Bustle, among many others.

There has been extensive mainstream media reporting of the accusations in the U.S., and even international media is getting in on the act:

The false accusations continue.

Boing Boing asserted today that the “ad says Americans need guns to shoot ‘the Resistance’.” But that’s not true.

There has been support for Loesch, and she’s not backing down. Neither is the NRA.

The NRA released a follow up ad defending Loesch, this time featuring Grant Stinchfield, We Don’t Apologize for the Truth (transcript via NRA-TV):

To every member of the violent left who’s having a meltdown over Dana Loesch’s NRA ad, get over yourself. You people openly call for the assassination of our president and then claim the NRA is inciting violence.

You set fire to buildings and attack people in the streets, and then go ballistic for being called out. You look down on gun owners, Trump supporters and states without coasts, all the while relying on your armed security to protect you in your marbled office buildings and your fenced-in mansions.

And to those of you on the violent left who claim we believe there’s an “us” and “them” in this country—you’re absolutely right. There are those of us who believe in freedom. Then there are those of you who actively burn down our country because you can’t get over the fact your so-called progressive didn’t win the election. Get over it and grow up.

I’m talking to you Tamika Mallory. You write a letter to the NRA on behalf of the Women’s March claiming our clenched fist of truth ad was an attack on minority communities. You call it dangerous and demand it be taken down. I’m here to tell you not a chance.

Where was your letter to Madonna, Tamika, when she used your march to talk about blowing up the White House?

Then there’s California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Listen to this tweet: “Watching this NRA video sent a chill down my spine—followed by a feeling of sadness and fear that I haven’t shaken.” Seems the left has gone from getting chills down their legs at the sight of Obama, to getting chills down their spines when they hear the truth.

Wake up, Gavin. The ad shows footage of leftist protestors burning down Berkeley—one of your schools—to block free speech on campus.

“This NRA ad is an open call to violence to protect white supremacy,” said professional rioter DeRay McKesson. DeRay, no one—and I mean no one—takes you seriously. Your organized riots have caused property damage to more than 850 businesses and injured more than 100 law enforcement officers. Don’t come at us with acts of violence. Fix your own problems first.

Not to be outdone, Chris Murphy, the U.S. senator Michael Bloomberg bought for himself three years ago, stated, “I think the NRA is telling people to shoot us.”

Gimme a break. And Russia told the NRA to create this ad, too. Really senator? How dare you, when it was your Bernie Sanders supporter who opened fire on Republican congressmen in Virginia.

Now the media uses this concocted controversy to claim gun owners are upset with the NRA. You know what I’ve seen? What I’ve seen is a swell of support. Gun owners and freedom-loving Americans who are sick of this hypocrisy getting behind the greatest defender of freedom in history—that’s the NRA—because we will never back down.

But most of all, what really got at the left was this simple line, uttered by one very strong woman. It is our purest weapon in this ongoing war for truth. So to every member of the lying media and the violent left demanding an apology, let me be very clear—it’ll never happen. We don’t apologize for warning America about chaos creators who want to impose their will upon us, through their violence and lies. And we stand firm with the clenched first of truth while they wilt with an open mouth of lies.

Of course, that response led to more accusations of racism:

This entire controversy is based on a falsehood, one that has been spread far and wide and is not going to be let go because it serves a bigger purpose.

The attacks on Dana Loesch and her video are not about Dana Loesch or her video.

This smear campaign is about trying to distract from the actual violence of the “Resistance,” a key Democrat constituency, and the lunatic refusal to accept the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.


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I’m not a huge Dana fan, but she’s correct in this video and so is the NRA.

Words matter and the Left cannot dictate new “meaning”. We all must fight their madness.

And when I say fight, I mean speak up, protest, vote and yes, carry a gun legally for protection as is your American right guaranteed under the 2nd amendment of the constitution.

From leftist Chris Murphy, D-CT, tweet account,

“I think the @NRA is telling people to shoot us. Now might be the right time to cancel your membership.”

Using Venn diagrams, there is NO overlap between the circle of those who read CM’s tweets and the circle of those who are members of the NRA.

To whom was that CM tweet directed?

Don’t mess with Dana. She’s armed (with the truth) and dangerous to the delusions of the Collective.

    kenoshamarge in reply to Ragspierre. | July 4, 2017 at 8:59 am

    She’s armed with facts and that’s something the left cannot let stand. She’s also a strong women who will not back down. That’s something else they cannot let stand. Their idea of tough is some nitwit on twitter whining about being a victim.

    The NRA may at some point back down, I don’t believe Dana ever will.

Let me see…the Left likes to co-op history ….”extremism in the fight against “white” American Liberty is a virtue( worth signaling), and modation in the defense of social justice is not a virtue ( to signal). Did I get it correct? Over-exaggeration and emotional hyper-lability are their hallmarks. Chicken Little was a piker..

Talk about cognitive dissonance. Nothing remotely close to what is alleged to be in that video ad is in that video ad. Those claiming so are 1) illiterate (seems unlikely), 2) disingenuous (most assuredly), or 3) vicious liars with malice aforethought (most definitely).

    Cognitive dissonance has nothing to do with it – except to the ignorant cultists, or useful idiots of the bunch.

    They’re desperate for Hitler’s ‘big lie’ theory to work for them. It ain’t gonna.

    Once again – and many times over – we have obama and clinton to thank for the disaster that has befallen the democrat party, and boehner and mccain and bush for the disaster that has befallen the GOPe.

amatuerwrangler | July 3, 2017 at 10:30 pm

These people are off the charts. BLM began as a lie about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, a point certified by the Holder justice investigation, for crying out loud. Now this Mallory broad is claiming the NRA supporters and members are responsible for the “… further criminalize black people…”

Does she not recognize that it is black people who need to be taught that Black Lives matter… as that is the color of who is killing them, and that is the color of those who subscribe to the “don’t snitch” philosophy that allows the killers to remain at large and kill some more. Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago, – the list is long — all the same story.

Their whole shtick is getting tiresome, or would be if it wasn’t so destructive. I can’t wait for the next NRA video: the Mallorys are writing it for them….

    LibraryGryffon in reply to amatuerwrangler. | July 4, 2017 at 2:22 am

    I notice that Tamika thinks that using words to say “fist of truth” is violence, while the riots in Charlotte were “non-violent resistance”. George Orwell would be so proud of her.

I don’t believe this is all going to end up where they think it’s going to end up.

And I don’t think they’ll be happy with the result.

It’s all pretty insane isn’t it.

Leftists disapprove of self-defense. They prefer elective actions: elective abortion, elective wars, elective regime changes, elective refugee crises, etc. Pro-Choice

    puhiawa in reply to n.n. | July 4, 2017 at 3:27 am

    And hitting people who are not looking, terrorizing the elderly, and home/business invasions.

With that racist piece of garbage Obama booted out of office, BLM is reduced to being Al Sharpton imitators.

When does the shooting start?

Dana is getting on the snowflakes nerves.

Boy, her critics sound an awful lot like Rags: same primal screams of T-RUUUUUUMMMMPPPPP!!!!!!eleventy!!!!!

    Ragspierre in reply to SDN. | July 4, 2017 at 6:48 am

    No, liar. There is nothing like me and Dana’s critics. We exist in different worlds. You simply lie.

    What happened to you? I can remember when you were not lying, using terms like “cuckservative” (an Alt-Right meme), and speaking in terms of “neutralizing” anyone who objectively criticizes T-rump.

    When did you become a cultist?

    kenoshamarge in reply to SDN. | July 4, 2017 at 9:06 am

    That’s utter nonsense. And grow up and please stop with all the caps and exclamation points.

    healthguyfsu in reply to SDN. | July 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I don’t really like the place Rags has gone to recently, but I can see he’s definitely been better with the vitriol, and your post is definitely off base here.

    Nowhere did the Ragster ever condone what the ijits of the ‘hustle for dollars and oppressive power in the name of freedom’ do.

    Immolate in reply to SDN. | July 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in saying that whatever place Rags is in, there but for the fate of the SCOTUS go I. Trumps eternal blessing is that, no matter how objectionable his ramblings may be, there’s always a true believer like you around to make him look rational by comparison.

Savor the irony: the left declares war on a woman.

    rdmdawg in reply to Mudcat. | July 4, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Just another in a long list of women and minorities that the left has set out to destroy. You can’t have anyone wandering off the reservation, now.

That was a powerful rebuttal from the NRA. I cancelled my membership back in 2010 when they endorsed Harry Reid. I guess I need to Re-Up…

The ” Non-Progressives,” in this Country need to ( Among other things ) need to stop trying to change the meaning of words. That is how we end up with the Media’s “False News. ” To intentionally try to give a whole different meaning to this video, shows how warped they are today.

The more they jump up and down and demand the ad is removed, the more you know the ad is working!

The problem here is that the ‘progressive’ left has twisted the meaning of words within their echo chamber to mean something very different from the actual meaning. While the definition changes, setting the bar so low that one can’t help but trip, the word retains its original stigma. This is the logical conclusion to the ‘words hurt’ idea being pushed for some time now. When Dana says, ‘fist of truth’ conservative voices hear voiced disagreement and the need to hold people accountable for their actions. Progressives are actually hearing a call to violence in that argument against their point of view is violence. This is why we see conservative voices silenced on college campuses over ‘security’ concerns. The left has done the same with the lable racist and that’s why we constantly hear folks being called racist in an attempt to silence their speech. For some of those a bit wiser than myself, how did our country reconcile after the violence of the weathermen and others on the authoritarian left back in the mid sixties and seventies?

She’s a never Trumper. I could care less what she has to say. She’s on permanent ignore. Bad choice by the NRA

    rdmdawg in reply to PhillyGuy. | July 4, 2017 at 11:32 am

    But is there anything wrong with her message?

      PhillyGuy in reply to rdmdawg. | July 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      I won’t bother with it, She makes my skin crawl. Not interested in what never Trumpers have to say.

        rdmdawg in reply to PhillyGuy. | July 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        Fair enough, I don’t follow whatever Dana is saying. We need to stop eating our own though. We cannot let the communist left divide and conquer us. Admittedly, some of the most strident dividing voices on ‘our side’ are on the anti-Trump faction. You may even spot them here on this forum occasionally.

        For myself, I support anyone or anything that advances our cause, to defeat the statist communist lefties. Always keep moving toward that goal.

          PhillyGuy in reply to rdmdawg. | July 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm

          It’s a poor choice by the NRA because there are many people in the America First movement that feel the same way about her. There are a few right at the top of the list and she is one of them.

    healthguyfsu in reply to PhillyGuy. | July 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    You’re being a bit petty here. The Dems refuse to move on from their NeverTrump status, but people like Loesch have. People can be wrong and change their minds.

    Case in point:

      PhillyGuy in reply to healthguyfsu. | July 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Not her. She was one of the worst. Maybe she can take up selling vitamins as a career. We don’t need people like her at all. She can change her mind but the damage is done. Stupid move by the NRA.

        Casey in reply to PhillyGuy. | July 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm

        …And you have done what to advance the cause? Aside from pissing in the community punch bowl that is?

        I have been a “ewww, Trump”-er but never a #nevertrump-er. The man has been pissing off the right people. I don’t pay any attention to Loesch except when I see her name in the news. She pissed off all the right people with that video, and she self-evidently thrives on controversy, and is not abashed by personal attacks.

        According to one story about the Civil War, General Grant was opposed by many people across many fronts. When several representatives of these men gained access to Lincoln so they could persuade him to dump Grant, he replied “I can’t spare this man, he fights!”

        Dana Loesch fights.

      Ragspierre in reply to healthguyfsu. | July 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      FillyGoi is a nutter of the first order.

      I do believe that Rodger Stone and Alex Jones are BIG with these fruitcakes.

      And, as you can see, they are GREAT haters.

It’s not really about Dana as much as trying their best to destroy the NRA via any way possible. NRA is one of the most effective democrat smackers around and they hate it when the NRA tells the truth about their lies.
The lies about the NRA have been going on forever from the left, but there seems to some innate voter understanding, even by some libs, that the 2nd is important.
They may not be able to articulate it, but they know it’s important and the NRA isn’t the bad guy in this debate.
IIRC the NRA is more trusted than politicians and the media combined, which isn’t really tough to do.

Didn’t the sainted and infallible Obama tell his supporters something to the effect of, “If they bring a knife to this fight, we bring a gun?” Where was the umbrage of St. Obama’s sanctimonious and allegedly morally superior lemming supporters, then, when their deity was offering this benediction?

    Milhouse in reply to guyjones. | July 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Look, anybody who uses the term “election campaign” is in no position to criticise others for introducing the language of violence into politics.

They have only one page in the prog / lefty playbook: LIES DISTORTION DECEIT – to incite hatred and violence by their uninformed, brainwashed followers !

People should remember the words of that vicious toad Yvette Felarca: “We will shut down hate speech…by any means necessary”

We should be prepared to answer in kind. I am.