No, David Firestone. It’s not ‘scaremongering’, it is reality.
New York Times editorial writer David Firestone took aim at the National Rifle Association on Friday, criticizing the pro-Second Amendment group’s “attack ads.”
Calling one ad the “worst commercial,” Firestone suggested a rape victim was scaremongering.
The ad, he said, “features a rape victim describing her assault and accusing Mr. Bloomberg of wanting to take away her right to defend herself.”
Bloomberg, of course, is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the driving force behind a push for gun control. The rape victim is Kimberly Weeks, a real person with a real story, but The Times editorialist can’t be bothered with such trivial details.
Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin described Weeks as “a brave and fierce Colorado woman who testified against the Bloomberg-backed gun-control measures that beleaguered Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper now admits he passed ‘without basic facts.’”