Conservative Columnist Suspended For Defending NRA
A Conservative columnist was suspended for defending the NRA, so she fired back by deciding to quit. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch defended the NRA when they were being compared to ISIS in various tweets.
Stacy Washington wrote a column called “Guns and the Media,” which disputed an anti-NRA article that argued about more Americans dying from guns than ISIS, implying the Second Amendment advocacy group was more dangerous.
NRA Members Compared To ISIS
Fox News reports:
“[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with improper context; it is false on its face,” Washington wrote in her column, which also decried the lack of conservatives in U.S. newsrooms. “This failure to represent the opposing, especially conservative, view is an increasingly apparent deficit in the news reporting apparatus in our country.”
“The St. Louis Post-Dispatch asserts that Washington was not suspended for the views expressed in her column, but for failing to disclose her promotional work and professional affiliation with the NRA. Washington has appeared several times as a co-host and commentator on “Cam & Company” on NRA TV and contributed to an NRA documentary in August 2016. However, she has never been paid by the NRA.”
Washington Writes From Contradictory Viewpoint
“In fact, the author never addressed single-parent homes or personal responsibility, perhaps because those subjects require an honest look at community and culture. A look at those things would present a searing indictment of the author’s political biases and, perhaps, of the paper giving prominence to her views.” “
One of the primary reasons St. Louis has the highest per-capita murder rate in the country is because of drug trafficking hot spots where turf wars take lives. This is widely reported, yet the writer didn’t mention that detail either. Would discussing the drug wars in the city of St. Louis naturally lead to a discussion of our open southern border? That would be a bit inconvenient to the main task of painting law-abiding gun owners as fiends.”