Wayne LaPierre: ‘One of America’s greatest threats is the national news media’


National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre excoriated America’s journalists in a fiery speech opening the NRA’s annual convention, declaring that “one of America’s greatest threats is the national news media.”

LaPierre inaugurated the NRA Annual Meetings, held this year in Indianapolis, with an impassioned denouncement of the decline in long-held American principles, part of which was broadcast live Friday afternoon on MSNBC.

“You feel it in your heart,” he said. “You know it in your gut. Something has gone wrong. The core values that we believe in — the things we care about most — are changing, eroding.”

“In virtually every way, for the things we care about most, we feel profound loss,” he declared. “We’re sad. Not because we fear something is going wrong, but because we know something already has gone wrong.”

“That’s why more and more Americans are buying firearms and ammunition,” LaPierre asserted. “Not to cause trouble. But because we sense that America is already in trouble.”

And who, in the NRA head’s estimation, is to blame? LaPierre minced no words.

“Political dishonesty and media dishonesty have linked together in this country — joined forces — to misinform and deceive the American public,” he accused. “Let’s be straight about it. Right now in this room, the political and media elites in this country are lying to us.”

“They lied bills into law,” he declared to applause. “You know that. They pass legislation they admit they haven’t even read, and yet they eagerly go on television and defend it. Health care policies, economic policies, foreign affairs: all seem repeatedly reckless.”

“Rather than expose government dishonesty and scandal the way they used to, the media elites whitewash it all!” he claimed. “‘Move on!’ they tell us. ‘There’s nothing to see here, don’t worry!’”

“One of America’s greatest threats,” LaPierre warned, “is the national news media that fairs to provide a level playing field for the truth.”

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  • catman

    AND HE IS RIGHT !!!! The media long, long ago ceased to have any credibility. They lie, cheat, stretch the truth, spin stories, etc. They have become nothing more than "comic book"
    propaganda peddlers. Oh how proud Herr Goebbels would be.

  • bull57

    I think that if people would believe 1/2 of what they see and nothing that they hear or read we would be in pretty good shape! Only the ignorant or the "low information voter" actually believe what is being spewed as news is true. I personally turned off the MSM the night of the 2012 elections and have not watched them since. I keep informed online without listening to the talking heads scream at each other!!!

  • john4637

    I believe that the 50 or more years of indoctrination by the public (government) school systems, and the infiltration of Marxist professor's at the university level, have accomplished what they were directed by the Universal Communist Party or what ever they call themselves. The USA is about to fall completely which will probably lead to a massive, bloody civil war. Have a good day!

  • labman57

    Yet another "true American patriot" ... bemoaning freedom of the press.

  • CountryBoy

    WOW..... LaPierre is finally catching on to what I have known for at least 15 years now.... that our Pravda West Lame Stream Media is just another arm of the Democrat Party.....

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Ted Weiland: One of America's Greatest Threats is False Hope in the Second Amendment!

    Think about it: The Amendment with the wording "shall not be infringed" is the MOST infringed, licensed, and limited Amendment of the entire twenty seven.

    Listen to "The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight," presented at last year's Springfield Missouri's Firearms and Freedom Symposium, at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedMessages.

    If you prefer to read, see our blog article "You Can't Win Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight."

  • Lynn Graham

    do not be fooled by the NRA......they started out as a much needed forum.......THEY ARE IN BED WITH THE LEFT NOW.......it is all about money for them......too many times I have witnessed the endorsing left wing democrats.....OVER THE PRO GUN REPUBLICAN, because the democrat gave lip service to them.....DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!!!!!.....when they endorse democrats (so they can appear bi-partisan) they are contributing to our demise......

  • Bad Monkey

    I could not agree more with LaPierre's statement. As Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels once said... "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Another good quote that applies is by our own Mark Twain... "It is easier to fool the people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled."

    Proud NRA Patron Member

  • patriotusa2

    The MSM is basically controlled by the bigger threat, the guy in the White House. From there we can move down to the Justice Department run by Holder.

  • The OGS

    The American media is completely whipped.
    In cahoots with The Man. Propaganda mouthpieces... nothing else.
    It's like a little Club they've got going, and the truth - biting, incisive journalistic integrity - is not welcome!
    But if you ask them about it - well, they're just being 'patriotic'...

  • vrahnos

    I have to agree with him.the is just to much commie talk out there and it's brainwashing a lot of people.

    • WinnieR

      No, the people have already been brainwashed.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iz3VjoHXLA&hd=1

    • vrahnos

      I think you need to reread what I said.Commie talk is just one form of brainwashing and a lot also meant a majority have been but not all.You sound like you think every one is brainwashed.

    • WinnieR

      My apologies. And no not everyone is. :)

    • vrahnos

      Thanks and very true.Not every one is but enough to make life a misery.