CNN, Spare Me Your Outrage Over Dana Loesch’s Comments. [VIDEO]

CNN, Spare Me Your Outrage Over Dana Loesch’s Comments. [VIDEO]

CNN, Spare Me Your Outrage Over Dana Loesch’s Comments. [VIDEO]

I gotta admit, I cringed a bit when I heard what Dana Loesch said at CPAC about “legacy media.” Not because I find anything to admire about the media, but because I found the comment to be rather over-the-top. Your mileage, of course, may vary.

Here’s what Loesch said:

“Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it. Now I’m not saying that you love the tragedy. But I am saying that you love the ratings.”

Yeah, that’s a bit. . . harsh. After all, no decent individual, either liberal or conservative, wants more mass killings. And they certainly don’t love such events.

But CNN’s Alyson Camerota was infuriated. No, make that pissed. So on Friday morning, Camerota interviewed Loesch on that comment, and it wasn’t pretty.

Camerota probably needs a new set of pearls because she just clutched hers into dried powder. But where in her oh-so-sanctimonious hell does she get off criticizing Loesch when her network allowed this kid—yes, kid—to harangue a sitting Senator like this? Saying that he sees a gun barrel and a killer when he looks at Sen. Rubio?

If a conservative kid was this rude to, say, Sen. Chuck Schumer on Fox News, there’d be all sorts of hell to pay. Rightfully so, too.

Furthermore, who set up the Roman Coliseum atmosphere of that so-called “town hall?” Where Dana Loesch had to enter the arena like a hapless Christian about to be thrown to lions? And where the hostile audience screamed invectives at her, such as “murderer,” “child killer,” and “burn her?”

“I had no questions in advance. It was even weird the way they had us walk out because it was like entering like you were a boxer or like WWE. You were walking up to the stage and they had music playing. You had to walk in aisles with all these people screaming and you had to walk toward the stage. That’s how you entered.”

Moreover, while Loesch was hoping to have a conversation about solutions, she never got the chance. And she had to leave the arena accompanied just as she entered: with armed guards. She now says she wouldn’t have been able to leave without them. Because the crowd didn’t want anyone to ever die again, or something. #NeverAgain, you know.

“I had to have a security detail to get out. I wouldn’t be able to exit that if I didn’t have a private security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming burn her.”

So after that treatment, what did Alyson Camerota, the poor dear, think was going to happen? Did she think Dana Loesch was going to roll over in defeat? That Loesch would submit to her moral superiority à la Leonidas to Xerxes in the film 300?

We all know the outcome of that movie, don’t we? Leonidas never surrendered. Instead, he and his men died warriors’ deaths in defense of his country.

Likewise, Loesch will not be deterred in her defense of the Second Amendment, either. Even if it means hurting poor CNN’s itty-bitty feelings. They need to own their role in cranking this whole tragedy up to 11.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • Synova says:

    I didn’t cringe. I thought she had a point. No… they don’t love the tragedy, but they do love the ratings. And they love to gin up outrage for more ratings. And they choose to report and repeat and amplify all of those “blood on your hands” anti-gun remarks and consider themselves to have clean hands.

    So let the press cry.

    (Also, they should know better than to believe white supremacists.)

  • George V says:

    Sad thing is that nothing helps a gun control advocate more than a shooting of innocents. After all, it’s logical to think that if guns were outlawed then no one could be shot. By the same logic, if drugs were outlawed there would be no overdose due to death.
    But with all the cries to “Do SOMETHING”, why is it so hard to recognize that there were many tools and procedures were already in place to stop this man and all those responsible did NOTHING.

  • Scott says:

    Sorry Kim, I will respectfully disagree with you, they DO love tragedies like this, partly for the ratings, and partly because, as George says above, it helps their cause which is to completely ban private ownership of firearms. As Rahm Emannuel said, “never let a crisis go to waste”… the companion to that is that they need crisis’s to move their agenda forward.

  • GWB says:

    After all, no decent individual, either liberal or conservative, wants more mass killings.
    But, this is the MSM we’re talking about. So, the subject of this sentence doesn’t apply.

    They need to own their role in cranking this whole tragedy up to 11.

    And, Scott, you’re right. (Though you should go with “crises” for the plural of “crisis”.)

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