The National Rifle Association (NRA) released a video on Twitter containing a threatening message directed at journalists, warning them “your time is running out”.
In a video shared to the NRATV’s official Twitter account, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch tells “every lying member of the media” that they have “had enough”.
“To every lying member of the media, to every Hollywood phony, to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents…Your Time is running out. The clock starts now."
–@DLoesch #Oscars90 pic.twitter.com/SDVjeTxyfB
— NRATV (@NRATV) March 4, 2018
“We have had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news,” she said.
“We are done with your agenda to undermine voters will and individual liberty in America.”
“So to every lying member of the media, to every Hollywood phony, to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents.”
“To the politicians who would rather watch America burn than lose one ounce of their own personal power, to the late night posts that think their opinion is the only opinions that matter.”
“To the Joy-Ann Reids, the Morning Joes, the Mikas. To those who stain honest reporting with partisanship.”
“To those who bring bias and propaganda to CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times… your time is running out. The clock starts now.”
Loesch then turns over an hourglass timer before the screen fades to black and a message appears promoting Loesch’s new show on NRATV.
Are you going to shoot them? I don’t understand what you’re threatening
— Craig (@CraigNJ66) March 4, 2018
Some Twitter users responded to the video by asking Loesch what happens “when the clock runs out?” Ms Loech tweeted: “My show starts”.
Responding to comments about whether the provocative post was about plans to “shoot somebody” she added: “No, those are the anti-2A progressives in my timeline saying that, sadly.”