LIAR, LIAR: The National Rifle Association aired a “reprehensible” ad attacking President Obama’s daughters having Secret Service protection, while other students have no armed guards in their schools. The NRA also claimed in a television ad that the Sidwell Friends School that the Obama girls attend has 11 armed guards. Um, one problem — that’s not true. The school has a team of security officers who carry no firearms.
My Post colleague Glenn Kessler, who writes The Fact Checker column, wrote about the issue here and quoted Ellis Turner, associate head of Sidwell Friends, as saying: “Sidwell Friends security officers do not carry guns.” Parents and students say they have never seen one either.
The president’s children are protected by Secret Service agents, which is required by federal law, but that is not the same thing as armed school resource officers.
The Fact Checker, who hands out “Pinocchios” depending on how accurate — or inaccurate — a particular story is, gave the NRA and its ad the worst possible rating, four Pinocchios. Whereas three Pinocchios are given for “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions,” four Pinocchios are given for “whoppers.” Source
When will they learn that anything coming from Breitbart.com should be verified and cross-verified for accuracy. When will the NRA realize that the majority of Americans want something done about the accessibility of guns to just about anyone?
Here’s the NRA ad built on a LIE: