The NRA is known for putting out offensive propaganda. But this ad is unbelievable. Even gun owners are pissed about this one.
This new ad just put out by the National Rifle Association is extremely sinister….even for them. And it has people across the country, including gun owners, seeing red. The ad appears to call for open violence against Trump protesters.
On June 12 the NRA posted this video on their Facebook page. It features Dana Loesch. And she starts out by attacking the media. She then says that the left is using the “Liberal media” to “assassinate real news.” Loesch also lashes out against the public school system, Hollywood, and Obama.
The ad shows clips of protests while Loesch makes the claim that all of the anti-Trump protesters only want “to scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia. To smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law abiding.”
She then says,
“The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with a clenched fist of truth.”
Mark Crispin Miller, a New York University professor who’s done extensive research on propaganda, said this ad was not only irresponsible, but also “sinister.”
Miller told Talking Points Memo,
“It’s actually an example of propaganda when it’s most sinister. It’s extremely hostile, takes a dark view of dissonance and protest and lauds the police as our only protection against this unprecedented threat.”
“What it basically does is create this nightmarish image of an all-powerful ‘they,’ which would be protesters, it would be Democrats and liberals and Hollywood, the media. They’re all the same, one big monolithic entity and the goal of that entity is to destroy not just the Trump presidency, but the whole country,” he said. “The images suggest chaos and violence and brutality by an undifferentiated mass of malicious actors. … It’s aimed at resentful denizens of ‘fly-over states.’ It suggests that there’s a kind of malevolent group that’s in control of everything and trying to destroy the rest of us, the good people and our president.”