Video: David Hogg lies about Dana Loesch on CNN, falsely claims she sells guns, doesn’t side with gun owners

While appearing on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter, shooting survivor-turned-gun-activist and media darling David Hogg made a number of false statements about NRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch in a blatant attempt to drive a wedge between her and the five million members of the organization she represents.

According to a transcript of the interview, Hogg identified Loesch as the CEO of the NRA, which she isn’t.  Brian Stelter corrected him on that, but Hogg continued.

“She’s national spokeswoman, and as such, she’s a national propagandist for the NRA. If you listen to her speak, she’s not really saying anything. She’s sounding positive and confident and that’s what she wants the people in the NRA to believe, her 5 million plus members. She wants them to think that she’s on their side but she’s not. She’s actually working with the gun manufacturers because…” he began.

“So you’re trying to drive a wedge between the NRA leadership and its members?” Stelter asked.

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

“Oh, I don’t have to,” Hogg replied. “She’s doing that herself honestly, because she’s showing that she doesn’t care about them. She doesn’t care about police. She — why do you think she’s criticizing these people? It’s because she’s going after them and she wants her base to continue attacking them so she can sell more guns.”

“Some of the criticisms of the NRA, of Dana very personally, are you concerned that you might actually lose support if you get too personal, too incendiary?” Stelter asked, without correcting Hogg.

Here’s video of the exchange:

Conservative Christian pundit Carmine Sabia called out Stelter for failing to challenge Hogg on his incorrect statements, Twitchy said.

As Twitchy noted, the NRA does not pass legislation — that’s the job of Congress.  Nor does the NRA sell guns.

Stelter did not challenge those two very important points, even though he claimed he asked repeated followups.

Loesch, the subject of Hogg’s smears, saw the conversation between Stelter and Sabia and weighed in, Twitchy added.

She also responded to Ben Shapiro:

Meanwhile, we’ve seen reports that suggest Twitter is protecting Hogg from criticism.  We can’t help but wonder: Does that include protection from slander suits as well?


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