Black columnist suspended from major paper for denying NRA is like ISIS

Black columnist suspended from major paper for denying NRA is like ISIS
Stacy Washington (Image via Twitter)

A popular game has been invented by liberals in the post-Obama age. It involves finding connections between the National Rifle Association, a group of American civilians who supports the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and ISIS, a group of bloodthirsty religious fanatics who support exterminating any and every living thing that impedes their goal of worldwide domination.

The rules are simple, and anyone can play. Many already have. Last August, a writer for the Huffington Post crafted an article about the similarities between the groups, and just last week a professor emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism ad former editor of the “Columbia Missourian” penned a column claiming that of the two groups, the NRA is the more deadly.

Because the “free press” is so much a tool of the Left, refusing to participate in the game can be costly. Just ask Stacy Washington, a black conservative columnist formerly with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was suspended after writing an article defending the National Rifle Association against comparisons to ISIS.

In an article titled, “Guns and the Media,” Washington points to what she calls “the homogeneity of America’s newsrooms” when it comes to gun owners. She also called out by name George Kennedy, the for,er journalism prof mentioned above, and challenged his conclusions, writing:

Amusing. NRA members committed none of the gun crimes that he mentioned in his article. When inner-city residents complain of crime in their neighborhoods or decry the lack of adequate policing, the NRA or its membership are never mentioned. The NRA does not advocate for felons to own guns, nor is it NRA policy to seek to lower the legal age to own a firearm. To describe their activities in this manner is to slander the organization. Would the Missourian open its op-ed section for an NRA response?

To further illustrate the ridiculous nature of Kennedy’s comparison, when has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with improper context; it is false on its face. Yet the Missourian saw fit to publish it without question, I believe, because it suits the ideological bent of the opinion editor.

For that, she was accused of being a “shill” for the NRA with an “unacceptable” conflict of interest.

This incident, by the way, illustrates the bigotry and hypocrisy of the Left. Liberals are perfectly fine with columnists comparing law-abiding gun owners to terrorists and they’re just fine with nutjobs like this guy, who said he was OK with the extermination of five million NRA members. They’re even on board with calls to murder the president and his supporters.

Where they draw the line is with conservatives who dare express their opinions.

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