NBC Reporter Pulls Post Calling 2A Event ‘White Nationalist Rally’

NBC Reporter Pulls Post Calling 2A Event ‘White Nationalist Rally’

NBC Reporter Pulls Post Calling 2A Event ‘White Nationalist Rally’

NBC News reporter Ben Collins deleted a January 19 tweet in which he referred to the then-pending Virginia Second Amendment event as a “white nationalist rally.”

Collins tweeted the white nationalist moniker on Sunday, the day before the rally was held.

Breitbart News reported on Collins’ tweet.

NBC News Reporter: Virginia 2A Rally a ‘White Nationalist Rally’ ⁦@BreitbartNews#2A https://t.co/A7Nu45V1If

— AWR Hawkins (@AWRHawkins) January 19, 2020

As the tweet gained more and more attention, Collins removed it.

This is what it said:

Reporters covering tomorrow’s white nationalist rally in Virginia, I’m absolutely begging you:

Verify information before you send it out tomorrow, even if it’s a very sensational rumor you heard from a cop.

Don’t become a hero in neo-Nazi propaganda circles with made-up stuff.

— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__)

Collins is not the only establishment media source to frame the pro-Second Amendment rally in racial and/or extremist tones.

For example, the Washington Post previewed the rally in a way that gave the impression January 20, 2020, in Richmond was going to be Charlottesville 2.0.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) used a January 15 speech to warn of so-called “threats and violent rhetoric” associated with the rally, but he did not provide an example of the threats or the rhetoric. He did, however, declare a “state of emergency” and ban the exercise of Second Amendment rights on Virginia Capitol grounds.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Read More

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More News

Trump: I Wasn’t Distracted by Impeachment, but Democrats Were

Trump: I Wasn’t Distracted by Impeachment, but Democrats Were

President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that impeachment did not affect his ability to respond to the coronavirus, but it had distracted Democrats. As Breitbart News noted Mar. 13, the timeline of events shows that President Trump took actions against the coronavirus throughout his impeachment trial — but Democrats in Congress did nothing until… … Read More

Watch-

Watch-

President Donald Trump says he is “absolutely” considering a travel ban on Brazil, which now has nearly 5,400 active cases of Chinese coronavirus and more than 200 deaths. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Trump said his administration is reviewing implementing a travel ban on Brazil to prevent foreign nationals from landing in the U.S.… … Read More

WHO Director Touts Teaming with Lady Gaga to Fight Coronavirus

WHO Director Touts Teaming with Lady Gaga to Fight Coronavirus

We’re saved! Thanks to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general for the World Health Organization (WHO), who bragged about a recent phone call he had with pop star Lady Gaga about what she can do to fight the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. “A very good call with Lady Gaga,” said Ghebreyesus over the weekend. “I thanked her for… … Read More

FOLLOW

© Copyright 2020 | American Priority | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy