Reporters Caught In “Hot Mic” Moment Mocking NRA


A group of reporters waiting for today’s State Department announcement were caught commenting on the NRA press conference, mocking the NRA and praising the far-left Code Pink group for crashing the event with a protest.

From Breitbart:

Reporters waiting for the daily State Department press briefing were overheard slamming the NRA press conference for content as well as their inability to control the room. “They [The NRA] basically said it’s [the CT shooting] everybody’s fault but ours,” said one reporter as he lamented that the chair did not mention assault weapons. A woman added that Medea Benjamin and the other code pink protesters “did a really good job.” The female reporter praised the Code Pink protesters for having big enough signs to cover the NRA Chair’s head to obstruct it from being viewed by the cameras. The group then laughed about the security at the NRA event claiming that the chair was “probably packing” and that surely no one would be “stupid enough” to pull a gun. They also said that the security of the event looked like WWF wrestlers and joked that they probably hit Medea Benjamin with a chair after they dragged her from the room.

But remember, these people are objective. They’d never, ever let their personal feelings and biases color their reporting.

Which is why the coverage of Connecticut school shooting, and the resulting debate over gun control, has been handled in such a even-handed way.

This is exactly why the rise of the internet, and the democratization of the media, is a great thing. The American public never would have learned about this in the fondly-remembered (by mainstream media apologists) days of media dominated by traditional newspaper/television/radio reporters.

These aren’t reporters. These are activists. Which doesn’t mean that they don’t have every right to ask questions and write their stories. It just means they should stop lying about their objectivity.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • camsaure

    You mean hani was absent from Mama’s basement for a time?

  • realitybasedbob

    rube, if there is any way to get that French guy to give a little talk everyday until the next election, we would be very appreciative.

    • Rob

      Boob, it didn’t work out so well the last time you liberals bet the farm on gun grabbing.

      We’ve seen how this plays out before. When we’re allowed to have a reasoned, logical debate about gun control the gun grabbers lose.

      • realitybasedbob

        rube, everyone is mocking that French guy. Is this all you could come up with?

        • two_amber_lamps

          “leftists are mocking that French guy.” There, fixed that for you little bob-o. Frankly who cares what your contemporaries in the media have to say? They’re a bunch of bolsheviks like yourself so far as most all of us are concerned your and their opinions don’t add up to dessicated #%it. Just sayin’….

        • Rob

          Not everyone, boob.

          Just simpletons like you.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Not this time, lil fella.

    • two_amber_lamps

      Wow, those brats sound just like the sniveling leftist toads we have trolling the blog here! Wow Bob, you missed your calling!

    • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

      Frenchie is harming the NRA more than their opponents. What an abruti.

      • guest

        A Sunday attention fix for Rob’s little pet troll. Did this help you out a little bit, willie? Don’t forget your hat, no one wants your asshole exposed.

  • Roy_Bean

    We should really establish a “Dan Rather” award for objective journalism. These people would be in the running.

    • Bat One

      That sort of thing is usually reserved for those who have passed on. Rather isn’t dead yet. Just his career.

      • two_amber_lamps

        In the great world of next tuesday such speak is to be encouraged… Forget Code Pink, maybe just cut out the middle man and just have the media stand up and denounce the NRA. I wish the leftist douchers would just drop the facade and be honest with us, but how could they when they can’t even be so with themselves? I’m sure they all believe they’re “centrist” like all good brainwashed libtards.

  • Deficit Hawk

    The NRA’s proposal is ridiculous. Two armed guards at Columbine didn’t stop that tragedy. Will the NRA pay for the security service? They can have the guards standing under a sign saying, “This false sense of security provided courtesy of the NRA.”

    • $16179444

      yeah, lets not have any security because it didn’t work one time. *sigh*

      well with that type of logic we shouldn’t have anything unless its 100% full proof. derp

  • alanstorm

    If you need a cause for this apart from the actual shooter, there’s only one candidate: Those who supported and passed the measures creating so-called “gun-free zones”.

    Only a liberal or other variety of moron could believe that the magic force field projected by a “gun-free zone” placard would actually somehow repel weapons. They seem to think it works like a crucifix to vampires, and forget that vampires are fictional creatures – much like law-abiding criminals.

    Of course, they also believe that all firearms – and the knowledge that they exist – can be magically erased from mankind’s memory. They further believe that such a world would be a paradise on earth, conveniently forgetting that we have many centuries of history explaining in graphic detail just how peaceful that society would be.

    But THEY’RE the geniuses. Right.

    Need a bridge in NY – cheap?