The National Rifle Association (NRA) is upping the ante on violent rhetoric against “leftist” liberals.
A new NRA ad likens mainstream news media to “organized anarchy” and refers to certain news outlets as “Leftist media propaganda machines defending the violent left.” The Washington Post is singled out on numerous occasions along with one of its reporters:
“You people do more to damage our country with a keyboard than every NRA member combined has ever done with a firearm,” Grant Stinchfield asserts in the video.
Stinchfield goes even farther suggesting that Democratic politicians and activists “organize anarchy” for the “violent left,” and he implies that Senators Al Franken and Chuck Schumer are to blame for recent protests.
Not only are these claims false, Franken has said the exact opposite with a call on his Facebook page to “resist temptation to engage in violence.”
This op-ed ad follows another threatening and controversial op-ed video that was interpreted by many as a call to arms against protesters.