NRA Spokeswoman Called Out For ‘Fired By The Jews’ Tweet
National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch came under fire on Twitter after a arguably anti-Semitic tweet resurfaced on the social media platform.
The October 2010 tweet from Loesch read, “I bet Rick Sanchez was fired by a Jew.” Loesch was responding to CNN’s firing of the daytime anchor a day after telling a radio interviewer that Jon Stewart was a bigot and that “everybody that runs CNN is a lot like Stewart.”
“Her context is to minimize firing of a bigot to a revenge act… and to post an antisemitic libel about Jews having power,” one twitter user replied Monday to the original tweet. While another user wrote in response, “Why do you care if someone is Jewish or not?” and another asked in all seriousness, “Wait, this is a satire profile, right?”
The resurfacing of the tweet comes as Loesch is defending gun rights across the American media after the deadly school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff.
Loesch has received similar criticism before when she appeared in ads targeting the New York Times and “elites.” At one point in the ad, which showed people fighting police, breaking storefront glass and burning the American flag, Loesch threatened, “Consider this the shot across your proverbial bow. … In short? We’re coming for you.”
Loesch’s boss Wayne LaPierre took heat for his recent appearance at the CPAC conservative convention in which he slammed a string of Jewish “socialists” in a pro-gun rant. Loesch herself later claimed that reporters “love mass shootings” because “crying white moms are ratings gold.”