This Tweet by Shannon Watts of Moms Demand provided some good news among the usual horrors this morning.
BREAKING: Both NRATV and @NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch are over.
“While the @NRA may continue to air past content, its live broadcasting has ended and its on-air personalities — including Dana Loesch — will no longer be the public faces of the NRA.”https://t.co/7Rqq6a3qwD
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 26, 2019
The New York Times reports that the NRA will shut down NRATV and Dana Loesch will no longer be the public face of the gun lobbby, increasingly roiled by internal disputes and money woes.
Moms Demand, the gun safety group, has focused attention on the overreach of the TV channel and its “personalities.”
“Many members expressed concern about the messaging on NRATV becoming too far removed from our core mission: defending the Second Amendment,” Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A.’s longtime chief executive, wrote in a message to members that was expected to be sent out by Wednesday. “So, after careful consideration, I am announcing that starting today, we are undergoing a significant change in our communications strategy. We are no longer airing ‘live TV’ programming.”
…Some N.R.A. board members and officials were also unnerved by the breadth of its content, which strayed far beyond gun rights and encompassed several right-wing talking points, including criticism of immigration and broadsides against the F.B.I. A show hosted by Ms. Loesch that put Ku Klux Klan hoods on talking trains from the popular children’s program “Thomas & Friends” drew outrage from some within the organization.