New York Newspapers, Including the Conservative NY Post, Slam NRA’s Wayne LaPierre with Brutal Covers

New York newspapers slammed the National Rifle Association after Wayne LaPierre’s vile comments just 90 minutes after the country observed a moment of silence in commemoration of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre that occurred Dec. 14.The New York Times was also brutal in its assessment of the hot mess that unfolded before our eyes on Friday when Wayne LaPierre blamed everyone else for the Newtown shooting massacre — Hollywood, the media, music videos, movies, President Obama, politicians — but not the NRA or the fact that there are far too many assault weapons in our country.

The New York Times:  “Mr. LaPierre looked wild-eyed at times as he said the killing was the fault of the media, songwriters and singers and the people who listen to them, movie and TV scriptwriters and the people who watch their work, advocates of gun control, video game makers and video game players.”

….He wants volunteer and professional firefighters, who already risk their lives every day, to be charged with thwarting an assault by a deranged murderer. The same applies to paramedics, security guards, veterans, retired police officers. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Mr. LaPierre said.

It’s pretty telling when even Rupert Murdoch’s conservative rag the New York Post slammed Wayne LaPierre as a “loon” and a “gun nut:”

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New York Newspapers, Including the Conservative NY Post, Slam NRA’s Wayne LaPierre with Brutal Covers

 

The New York Daily News also slammed Wayne LaPierre:

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New York Newspapers, Including the Conservative NY Post, Slam NRA’s Wayne LaPierre with Brutal Covers

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    [quote]It’s pretty telling when even Rupert Murdoch’s conservative rag the New York Post slammed Wayne LaPierre as a “loon” and a “gun nut:”[/quote]

    Still not interested in restoring that journalistic credibility – I see.

    The NRA’s proposal suffers from the very same flaw that is the case with the Progressive Fundamentalist proposed bans on Assault Weapons and Large Clips:

    THE BULK of the murders in America DO NOT take place in schools AND are not from Assault Weapons with large clips.

    While you are delighted that a “right wing organization” (NRA) was called out by a right wing paper – you can’t bring yourself to see that when the Progressive Fundamentalist press GOES ALONG with progressive proposals that DO NOT FIX THE PROBLEM – their silence or complicity is the same evidence of their disconnectedness.