An NRA ad released February 28 recounts myriad times the New York Times avoided reporting the “truth” during national embarrassments overseen by Democrats and suggests that America has now stopped seeking “truth” from the NYT.
The ad begins with the caption, “The New York Times placed an ad during the Oscars to tell us that truth is more important now.” The NRA followed this statement by asking, “But why now?” and then listed numerous deadly and embarrassing events that occurred during the Obama administration but failed to meet the NYT’s threshold for truth in reporting.
For example, the NRA ad points to the lack of truthful coverage of Tea Party events that sprung into existence in response to government overreach during Obama’s first two years in office. The ad points to the NYT’s lack of “truth” in covering the poor jobs numbers under the Obama administration, the dangers posed by porous borders under Obama, the forecast of spikes in healthcare costs due to Obamacare, and gun control’s impotence against determined attackers in Paris and other European countries.
The NRA quotes Obama saying, “If you like your doctor or your healthcare plan, you can keep it” as well as his warning of consequences if a “red line” were crossed in Syria. Neither statement turned out to be true, and where was the NYT?
The NRA ad also points to Benghazi, the ISIS-sponsored execution of Christians and American reporters, and the nearly 800 homicides and roughly 4,400 overall shooting victims in Chicago in 2016. The NRA asserts, “The truth is that the truth didn’t matter to The New York Times then as much as now–because as long as liberals were ‘progressing,’ the truth was depressing.”
But the “truth” was never really unknown. Rather, it was simply unreported by the NYT and other outlets that wanted to shield Democrats from scrutiny and/or blame.
So the NRA concludes, “America has stopped looking to The New York Times for truth, now more than ever.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.