National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch went head-to-head with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota over the network’s coverage of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
During Loesch’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, she accused the media of loving mass shootings because of the ratings.
Camerota told Loesch during a CNN interview on Friday that those claims were “malicious” and that “no one in the media loves mass shootings.”
“You’re saying that it’s malicious, but yet on your network you’ve allowed accusations against me and millions of law-abiding Americans to be indicted as child murderers,” Loesch responded. “I’ve watched you, Alisyn, on your program.”
“We never said that, Dana!” Camerota shot back.
“You’ve allowed that to stand uncorrected on your network,” Loesch said, doubling down. “It is true. Your network’s coverage … you’ve allowed those accusations to stand, Alisyn. Please follow what I’m saying.”
Loesch was called a “murderer” by a member of the crowd during Wednesday night’s CNN town hall.
“I don’t believe you,” Camerota exclaimed.
Camerota claimed elsewhere during the interview that the NRA “does bear some responsibility in terms of fixing this solution,” bolstering Loesch’s claims that the network was indicting gun owners.
Alisyn Camerota: “The NRA does bear some responsibility in terms of fixing this solution. They do need to come to the table”
— CNN (@CNN) February 23, 2018