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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:24 AM

Fox News' Chris Wallace Explodes At NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre: 'That's Ridiculous, Sir, And You Know It

Source: Business Insider

Fox News' Chris Wallace Explodes At NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre: 'That's Ridiculous, Sir, And You Know It'
Brett LoGiurato|33 minutes ago

Fox News host Chris Wallace and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre got into a heated exchange on "Fox News Sunday" this morning, as Wallace challenged LaPierre on a controversial ad involving President Barack Obama's daughters.

Wallace played the clip of the ad, which called Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for sending his children to a school with armed protection while opposing it for other schools. (That ad has actually been proven false.)

Wallace asked LaPierre if he regretted putting up the ad. He avoided the question and said the point of the ad was "not to pick on the President's kids."

Here's the most contentious exchange:

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/nras-wayne-lapierre-fox-news-sunday-chris-wallace-2013-2#ixzz2Jr0AZCpn

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Reply Fox News' Chris Wallace Explodes At NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre: 'That's Ridiculous, Sir, And You Know It (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
nick of time Feb 2013 #1
Arkansas Granny Feb 2013 #2
blue_heron Feb 2013 #5
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #19
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #11
reACTIONary Feb 2013 #14
MADem Feb 2013 #3
nytemare Feb 2013 #4
dsc Feb 2013 #8
nytemare Feb 2013 #26
onehandle Feb 2013 #6
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #7
SoapBox Feb 2013 #13
Bucky Feb 2013 #9
StepnKretchit Feb 2013 #10
rdharma Feb 2013 #16
Hekate Feb 2013 #27
BumRushDaShow Feb 2013 #12
GoCubsGo Feb 2013 #15
iemitsu Feb 2013 #17
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #18
PFunk Feb 2013 #20
Skittles Feb 2013 #21
rdharma Feb 2013 #24
John2 Feb 2013 #22
sendero Feb 2013 #23
JoKandice Feb 2013 #25
wethepeoplesong Feb 2013 #28
Remmah2 Feb 2013 #29

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:29 AM

1. Good for Wallace

 

for calling out that asshat. Chris Wallace is one of the very few bright spots at Faux Snooze.
I wish he would leave and go to a real network.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:39 AM

2. I don't know what Wallace's view are on gun control , but

I'm glad to see this. I wonder how the freepers responded to hearing this on their only trusted source of news.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:15 PM

5. +1

Yes, it was best that it was on that channel.

And even more demonstrating what a hypocrit LaPierre is.

He's even suggests the 'elites in the capitol shouldn't get more protection than anyone else'...oh like it isn't probably the biggest target of a terrorist organization in the world?!?!?!?!?!?!

his public relations staff should be fired for incompetence...but obviously they can't control him because he is completely off the rails

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:36 PM

19. Someone should challenge LaPierre on what protection he receives.

From WP

Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s chief executive, arrived for his hearing on Capitol Hill in the organization’s trademark fashion: violently.

When he and his colleagues stepped off the elevator in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Wednesday morning and found TV cameras waiting in the hallway, LaPierre’s bodyguards swung into action. One of them, in blatant violation of congressional rules, bumped and body-checked journalists out of the way so they couldn’t film LaPierre or question him as he walked.

“You don’t have jurisdiction here!” a cameraman protested as an NRA goon pushed him against a wall. After the melee, congressional officials informed the NRA officials that, in the halls of Congress, they had to follow congressional procedures — which prohibit manhandling.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:21 PM

11. It just helps prove Fox is another Commie leftist site.

Ya can't trust nuthin' less'n it comes straight from the John Birch Society.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:28 PM

14. And then...

...only if'n its dated before '62.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:49 AM

3. Shades of his old man...!

He's a mere shadow of Mike, but still, not bad.

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Response to nytemare (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:41 PM

8. actually they do

the Secret Service does go there. Who doesn't have armed guards is for example David Gregory who is also in the ad.

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Response to dsc (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:12 PM

26. The ad was referring to security guards at the school.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:25 PM

6. Clearly when teahadist gun nuts build their 'Community of Liberty,' they need their own network.

Fox News is clearly the mouthpiece of Liberalism.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:39 PM

7. Think the NRA headquarters has any special measures?

Heh-heh.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:09 PM

13. I keep thinking of any special TAX BREAKS, that the NRA headquarters gets.

...put a stop to that shit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:42 PM

9. I don't think it's a good thing to yell at Wayne LaPierre. The poor man has a nervous disorder.

It even kept him from serving his country during Vietnam. Don't yall realize yelling at a guy like that might traumatize him? Maybe set him off?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:05 PM

10. LaPierre was squirming like the worm that he is.

Fox has turned against him. I think he is toast.

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Response to StepnKretchit (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:47 PM

16. "Fox has turned against him. I think he is toast."

 

StepnKretchit, you are spot on! I monitor many of the gun nut sites and they are turning on LaPierre too.

But the gun nuts aren't turning on him for that attack ad on President Obama's daughters........ they LOVE that shtuff.

They are attacking LaPierre for his support of 100% background checks for gun purchases that Wayne made on May 28, 1999.

It seems LaPierre was semi-sane at one time. Though he has now flip-flopped on that position, the nutters are NOT GOING TO FORGIVE OR FORGET!

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Response to StepnKretchit (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:09 PM

27. Let's hope this is so. By the way, and just out of curiosity, is there a historical reference...

... to your chosen name? I wondered back when you first posted, and now that you are at 13, just thought I'd ask! Welcome to DU!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:24 PM

12. "ad, which called Obama an 'elitist hypocrite'"

All day long, Faux Snooze calls the President the same and brings on guest after guest after guest, who similarly rant and rave like the foaming-at-the-mouth lunatics that they are, with similar mock outrage.

I know that Wallace tends to jar himself back to the center every once in awhile to occasionally try to make Faux live up to their "Fair and Balanced Bullshit" meme, but why would he even bother anymore?

Edit to add that it's ironic that Wallace mentions that HIS kids had gone to the same school (Sidwell) "years ago" that the Obama daughters attend and so this thing about "elite" was a personal affront to HIM.

Them bullshit talking points weren't gonna fly this time.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:35 PM

15. I think the NRA's "enemy" list is about to be updated.

I am betting Chris Wallace will be finding his name on it soon.

The current list:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/02/good_lord_is_this_awesome.php?ref=fpblg

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:05 PM

17. Wallace didn't want anyone mistaking him for an elite.

Which he wouldn't be if our country was a meritocracy.
What a lame argument to assert that there is no aristocracy in America.
Both LaPierre and Wallace are idiots and elites. They are too far removed from the lives of real Americans to have a clue.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:33 PM

18. I'm shocked.

Chris Wallace was actually right about something? Hell must be freezing over.

And Wayne LaPoop is the worst person in the world. Plus, he has a "nervous disorder" and should not be allowed to own guns. The little fuck.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:45 PM

20. Call me cynical.

But I still think that this is part of FOX Noise's efforts to stop it's ratings down slide by 'attacking' their former allies. Still Bravo Chris for (finally) doing something right for once.

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Response to PFunk (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:30 AM

21. or

perhaps Mr. Wallace has heard that he is not considered a REAL journalist like his father because he whores for Fox News for a living

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Response to PFunk (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:28 PM

24. "I still think that this is part of FOX Noise's efforts to stop it's ratings down slide ....."

 

PFunk, I think you might be on to something there. Maybe Chris Wallace was playing the "devil's advocate" for better ratings.

Maybe FAUX News has discovered that "the rightie echo chamber" gets rather boring after a while.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:35 AM

22. Maybe he just

 

tormented as coming off stupid. You can only go so far with the clown show. I seem to remember other fire works between hosts that wanted to stay with the company line. The guy that wants to run for the New Jersey Senate also jumped the company line.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:48 AM

23. It was odd..

.... seeing Wallace on the right side of an issue. Wifey turned on the TV while cooking bfast and that turned up. Neither of us could quite believe it. But of course the next segment was a panel of shitheads talking about how the Hagel confirmation hearings were the worst ever. They must have missed Roberts's or any number of other wingnuts who refuse to answer any questions much more deftly than Hagel.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:38 PM

25. Wallace Finds A Pair

 

Way To Step Up To The Plate Chris. The Donald Says "You're Fired"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:16 AM

28. Get the NRA out of WASHINGTON (listen to my song on how)

Here's a song I wrote....please give it a listen....

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Response to wethepeoplesong (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:24 AM

29. +1

 

Nice.

You wrote it, is that you on guitar?

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