Thursday, April 15, 2004
AP Enterprise: NRA Creating News Company to Take to the Airwaves - from TBO.com
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's gun lobby is creating an "NRA news" company that will produce a daily talk show for the Internet, buy a radio station and seek a television deal to spread its gun-rights message nationwide.This isn't gun rights. This isn't freedom of speech. This is big, death-dealing business. Wonder who's going to advertise on this show... you really have to read this entire article.
"If that's the only way to bring back the First Amendment, we're going to bring it back," Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president, told The Associated Press. Under the nation's campaign finance law, he said, "if you own the news operation, you can say whatever you want. If you don't, you're gagged."
The NRA plans to own a news operation "just as Disney owns ABC, just as GE owns NBC, just as Time Warner AOL owns CNN, and be the broadcast journalist equivalent of those outlets," LaPierre said.
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