The National Rifle Association and NRA-TV host Grant Stinchfield released a two-minute video on Monday that bashed The Washington Post for its attacks against the NRA.
In Raso's video titled, "Organized Anarchy," he spoke out against the violent riots and protests that erupted from leftist groups as a result of President Donald Trump's election. As Raso spoke, video of violent rioters played in the background. Raso compared the Democratic leadership and the mainstream media's encouragement of violent protest to what he'd seen in radical Islamic countries he had been to.
“I’m disgusted that we, as Americans, are accepting to live with these conditions,” Raso said in the video. "Not because of ISIS, but because of a bunch of entitled crybabies who can't get over the fact that the American people elected Donald Trump."
The article from The Washington Post claimed that Raso's video was the second video that did not have a clear connection to the Second Amendment, and focused instead on "political discussions on public safety among civil arrest."
The Washington Post also referred to TheBlaze's Dana Loesch, and her video "The Violence of Lies." Loesch's video caused waves of controversy, and prompted leftist group Black Lives Matter to respond in a video of their own, claiming the video had racist overtones. The Women's March organized a protest against the video at the NRA's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, and demanded the video be taken down with an apology from the NRA.
The Washington Post went on to question whether Raso was paid by the NRA, and claimed that "some veterans" have "questioned Raso’s use of his time in the service to defuse opposing political arguments." The Washington Post did not clarify who these veterans were, or what they said.
In response, Stinchfield and the NRA responded to The Washington Post in a video called, "Journalism Dies at the Washington Post." In the video, Stinchfield called the Post a "fake news outlet," and mentioned that the Post went so far as to report that the NRA had illegal ties to Russia.
Stinchfield condemned The Washington Post for covering up, and misreporting news about the "violent left," and ignoring the politicians who refuse to condemn the violence. He also attacked the article's author, Alex Horton, for calling Raso's video "dark," and for questioning the NRA having stances about issues outside of guns.
"Listen to me, Washington Post. In fact, I'm telling every leftist media propaganda machine defending the violent left to hear what I'm about to say," Stinchfield said in the video. "We talk about more than guns because every freedom is connected. If one is threatened, they all are threatened."
Stinchfield added that the NRA will "never stop fighting the violent left on the battlefield of truth."
"So here's a suggestion for the Washington Post," Stinchfield said. "Don't worry about how many guns are in our videos. Worry about how many facts are in your articles."
"You people do more to damage our country with a keyboard than every NRA member combined has ever done with a firearm," Stinchfield continued. "Your paper's new slogan may read "democracy dies in darkness," but it should say "journalism dies at the Washington Post."
— NRATV (@NRATV) July 17, 2017