Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:15 AM
cal04 (38,899 posts)
Fox News Host Calls Out NRA Chief: ‘That’s Ridiculous And You Know It, Sir’ (video)
Fox News host Chris Wallace called out National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday for arguing that President Obama's children live under the same threats to their security as all other school children.
"That's ridiculous and you know it, sir," Wallace said to LaPierre.
"They also face a threat that most children do not face," Wallace said of Obama's daughters.
"Tell that to the people in Newtown," LaPierre responded.
"You really think that the president's children are the same kind of target as every other school child in America?" Wallace said. "That's ridiculous and you know it, sir."
Fox News Host Blows Up At NRA Head: ‘That’s Ridiculous And You Know It, Sir!’
Wallace went on to note that armed guards in school will not protect children “in the shopping mall, in the movie theater, on the street” and shamed the gun lobby for seeking to use class as a wedge in the gun debate. He noted that LaPierre himself relies on armed security guards and asked, “Does that make you an elite, and out-of-touch elite, because you have security?” “This idea of an elite class is just nonsense.”
Throughout his appearance, LaPierre maintained that universal background checks or limits on assault weapons would infringe on the rights of law abiding Americans and could never deter hardened criminals or gang members from obtaining fire arms. He insisted that only armed guards — the kind that Obama uses to protect his children — and increased prosecution of criminals could reduce gun violence.
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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)
Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:00 PM
BlueStreak (7,590 posts)
4. He often does. If he weren't associated with Faux
he would be regarded as one of the media that most upholds the concept of independent, skeptical journalism.
How sad is it that we have to wait weeks between these tiny glimpses of honest journalism from people like Wallace and Soledad O'Brien?
Nonetheless, we should give Wallace credit where it is due, and encourage him to do that more often, setting more of an example for others.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:25 AM
RB TexLa (16,607 posts)
3. Chris Wallace is a good interviewer, usually he's grilling the other side but he does ask and pushes
for answers, and in the few times I've seen him always seem very well prepared.