I didn’t know who National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch was before the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers, and I wish it had remained that way. Sadly, I and the rest of CNN watchers have unfortunately had to see her smug, heartless face way too much.
Earlier this week, Loesch was spouting her special brand of gun-loving hatred during a CNN town hall during which she tried to blame everyone besides guns and the easy access teens have to assault rifles.
On Thursday, Loesch made news during the Conservative Political Action Conference when she claimed that the mainstream media loved some crying white mothers.
“Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it,” Loesch said. “Now, I’m not saying that you love the tragedy. But I am saying that you love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you and many in the legacy media in the back [of the room].
“And notice I said ‘crying white mothers,’ because there are thousands of grieving black mothers in Chicago every weekend, and you don’t see town halls for them, do you?” Loesch continued. “Where’s the CNN town hall for Chicago? Where’s the CNN town hall for sanctuary cities?”
She even tried to drag black mothers into her tired-ass argument. Then, in an attempt to complete the trifecta for deplorableness, Loesch went back on CNN to double down on her claims that crying white moms are “ratings gold” and added that the NRA didn’t have a responsibility in stopping gun deaths.
When CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked Loesch why she would say that the media loved grieving white moms, Loesch responded, “Because it’s true” and then noted that shootings give news media wall-to-wall coverage. Camerota tried to argue that mass shootings weren’t ratings gold because viewers hate to watch grieving families who’ve lost loved ones to senseless violence.
The most difficult portion of the interview to get through—it’s literally cringe-inducing—is hearing Loesch claim that the NRA has no responsibility in mass shootings; nor does it need to come to the table to help fix it. Watch below, and then let’s discuss where Loesch falls on a scale from Kellyanne Conway to Ann Coulter.