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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
MRC Defends False Trump Attack on Hillary as Accurate
Topic: Media Research Center

How on board the Trump train is the Media Research Center these days? It's now defending his lies.

In a June 15 post, Scott Whitlock labors mightily to scrounge for a factual basis that would make a Donald Trump attack on Hillary Clinton not the lie it clearly is:

Providing an assist to Hillary Clinton, CBS This Morning’s Nancy Cordes on Wednesday flatly declared Donald Trump’s attacks on her are “unfounded.” Discussing the “political firefight” in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, Cordes parroted, “Hillary Clinton waded in, Tuesday, accusing Donald Trump of, quote, ‘bizarre rants’ on the topic and batting back his unfounded claim that she wants to abolish the right to bear arms.”

The journalist then uncritically played a clip of the Democrat insisting, “He said I'll abolish the Second Amendment. Well, that's wrong.” It’s true that Clinton never said those exact words. However, on June 5, the candidate refused to call gun ownership an individual right.

In leaked audio from a 2015 fundraiser, she declared the Supreme Court “wrong” when in regards to the landmark 2008 Heller decision. So, calling Trump’s concern “unfounded” is a simplistic explanation that offers spin for Clinton’s clear anti-gun record. 

Questioning the idea that the Second Amendment does not apply to individuals -- the amendment itself makes no such assertion -- and to criticize the Heller decision -- which overturned a gun control law in the District of Columbia, and is the first time the Supreme Court discovered an individual right to firearms in the Second Amendment -- does not make one"anti-gun," let alone wanting to abolish the Second Amendment, which is the unambiguous claim Trump made.

It's now clear that the MRC will not let the truth get in the way of its new mission of getting Trump elected.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:25 PM EDT

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