CNN and MSBNC Reporters Label Richmond's Lobby Day a 'White Nationalist' Event
The mainstream media tried their best to get the public to believe Virginia’s Second Amendment pro-gun Lobby Day was a “white nationalist” rally.
Curtis Houck of Newbusters shared a montage of CNN and MSNBC reporters who all appear to be reading the same script, using the same words and phrases: white nationalists, militia groups, far-right extremists, violence, and Charlottesville.
#NEW MONTAGE from me showing how @CNN and @MSNBC spent their mornings hyping fears that "white nationalists" and "extremists" would cause "violence" at #VirginiaRally for the #2A like in 2017 at Charlottesville #LobbyDay2020 pic.twitter.com/wR91mMPfmR— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 20, 2020
The day before the rally, NBC News reporter Ben Collins referred to the event as “white supremacist rally,” but deleted the tweet after backlash. A few hours later, Collins forecasted violence planned by “white nationalists.”
Hi everybody! I’m deleting a tweet so I can be super clear about tomorrow’s rally in Virginia.— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) January 19, 2020
The Lobby Day protest is and has traditionally been a gun rights rally, but white nationalists, including militant group The Base, have been planning violent action at the event.
Craig Melvin of MSNBC told viewers, “thousands of guns rights activists, white nationalists, militia groups all swarming the state capitol in Richmond,” during a livestream of the Lobby Day rally.
FAKE NEWS -> @MSNBC's @CraigMelvin who just claimed that "thousands" of "white nationalists" and "militia groups" are "swarming the state capitol in Richmond" (along with "guns rights activists") #2A #LobbyDay2020 #VirginiaRally pic.twitter.com/9cgymITqe4— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 20, 2020
An unidentified man at the rally was asked why he was there.
“The real reason I’m out here is, I do not support in any way, shape or form Governor Northam and the Democrats’ gun control. What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen on this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race as if it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment,” explained the man, who wore a “guns save lives” button.
He continued, “When actually, black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans, in general, care about the Second Amendment. I work at a gun store part-time, and I can’t tell you the number of customers I see all races all colors all creeds who care about the Second Amendment and who just want to peaceably live their lives, enjoy their rights, and the Second Amendment. That’s why I’m out here.”
An attendee at the rally in Richmond Virginia dispels the media smears against rally-goers.— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) January 20, 2020
He says the media is mischaracterizing them, & that they are just law abiding citizens who want to advocate for their constitutional rights.#VirginiaRally
Check out the photos of the people and the signs they made for Lobby Day.
“This one is for NBC News.”