Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association, blasted the media in a speech Friday, calling them “one of America’s greatest threats.”
“Rather than expose government dishonesty and scandal the way they used to, the media elites whitewash it all,” LaPierre said at the NRA’s annual meeting, held in Indianapolis. “Move on, they tell us, there’s nothing to see here, don’t worry.”
“One of America’s greatest threats,” he warned, “is a national news media that fails to provide a level playing field in this country for the truth.”
“Here’s how you know they’re lying: They still call themselves journalists,” LaPierre said.
He accused the media of never being “honest” about the NRA and “try[ing] to ridicule us into oblivion or shame us into submission.”
“But their moral indignation should be directed right into their own makeup mirrors,” LaPierre added. “The media’s intentional corruption of the truth is an abomination.”
Watch the video of Wayne LaPierre’s speech