After the National Rifle Association declined to appear in a CNN town hall on gun violence Wednesday, host Chris Cuomo sneered, “I guess they want to do their talking with propaganda ads and millions in lobbying.”
“We also invited the National Rifle Association, the NRA, to be part of tonight’s conversation,” said Cuomo. “They declined. They sent a totally disingenuous statement that they’re open to honest discussion, but not this spectacle. That’s what you call this, a spectacle? I guess they want to do their talking with propaganda ads and millions in lobbying.”
The NRA was right to decline, and correct to call the town hall a spectacle and not an honest discussion. CNN is a leftist propaganda outlet and Cuomo is an opinion mouthpiece, not a journalist.
“Besides,” he added, “the gun lobby is not going to be the answer, and that shouldn’t be expected any more than we expected big tobacco to help us expose the ills of smoking.” Just as no one should expect CNN to expose the left’s gun confiscation agenda.