In a controversial ad released last month the NRA attack the New York Times calling them “fake news’ and “propaganda.” Well, one word, in particular, has a lot of people furious. Slate reports:
One line in the video ended up sparking a bit of a kerfuffle on Twitter. “We’re going to fisk the New York Times,” Loesch claims to say. But immediately after the video was published many on Twitter were convinced she said that the NRA was going to “fist the New York Times.” The NRA tweeted out the hashtag #ClenchedFistOfTruth with the video, which also helped contribute to the apparent confusion. Fisk quickly became one of the top searches on Dictionary.com.
Loesch also scoffed at the idea that the video should be interpreted as a threat against the Times and its journalists. In a tweet, she said anyone who saw the video as a call to arms was projecting “their violent fantasies on to others” and said her message makes reference to “the battlefield of ideas.”
She recently appeared on Fox News and here was here response:
You can watch the entire ad below and you decide:
Does this cross the line?