Poor, poor Wayne LaPierre. He's just been treated so unfairly by that evil "liberal media" that they love to demonize over at Fox. I wonder when Michelle Malkin is going to talk to her Uncle Rupert, because it seems there's a problem with some mixed messaging when it comes to whether NRA head LaPierre is being treated unfairly or if we should rightfully believe he's nuts.
Maybe someone can ask Malkin to go read these headlines first before she pretends it's just liberals that have a problem with LaPierre and his organization: New York Post, Daily News Blast NRA Speech (PHOTOS).
Regardless of what Rupert's publication thinks, here was Malkin on Fox & Friends this Saturday, attacking liberals for rightfully going after LaPierre and his bizarre, tone deaf press conference this week, and right in there with wingnuts like Rick Perry and company that want to arm school teachers.
Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin weighed in on Fox and Friends this morning about yesterday’s remarks from NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, which have triggered outrage among liberals and gun control advocates.
In the group’s first news conference since the Sandy Hook massacre last Friday, LaPierre addressed the press, calling for every school in the United States to implement a protection program, saying that guns in the hands of “good guys” is the only means to stop evil among us. [...]
Malkin believes the NRA has been demonized by the “crazed, anti-gun, liberal media,” adding that the ideas proposed by LaPierre have been embraced by some school districts, specifically in Texas and Oklahoma where teachers legally carry firearms in school.
Malkin also called out hypocrisy on the left, especially among celebrities who hire armed guards themselves at times, but then criticize the NRA’s position that possessing a firearm is necessary for self-defense.
“There’s this attitude of ‘armed guard for me, but not for thee,’” she said. Malkin went on to address another topic: the fights that have erupted in malls over Air Jordan sneakers in several states, including one incident in Texas where two people were killed.
I guess Malkin doesn't realize that there's a difference between armed security guards who are trained and specialize in providing security for someone, and the NRA's position which is to just put as many guns as possible into the hands of anyone that wants one, no matter how or if they're trained to handle the weapons, if they store those weapons safely, if they're emotionally and mentally competent and regardless of their background. Just arm everyone and anyone with any weapons they want is always the NRA's solution to everything.
And it's a hell of a leap to compare celebrities who can afford private security to wanting to force school teachers to do double duty and carry firearms in our schools. We all know Republicans hate those "union thugs" and want their wages slashed and their unions busted. Now they think they should have to provide armed security for their students as well. And as Lawrence O'Donnell reminded us Friday evening, that armed sheriff`s deputy at Columbine High School years ago didn't do those students a bit of good.