Fact Check: Did CNN ‘Stand By’ As The NRA Were Called ‘Child Murderers’?
In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota last week, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch claimed that the network had “stood by” as she and “millions of law-abiding Americans” were called “child murderers.
“On your network, you’ve allowed accusations against me and millions of law-abiding Americans to be indicted as child murderers,” Loesch said. “I’ve watched you, Alisyn, on your program at this very time slot, and you’ve allowed that to stand uncorrected on your network.”
Camerota responded to the allegations: “I don’t believe you. I don’t believe you, and I don’t believe you.”
Did Camerota allow the claim that Loesch and the NRA were “child murderers” to stand uncorrected?
In an interview with Camerota earlier the same week, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg stated: “If you can’t get elected without taking money from child murderers, why are you running?” Camerota did not challenge this statement.
In an interview on “New Day” with Parkland shooting survivors David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez on Monday, Feb. 18, Camerota asked the following question:
“[The NRA] gives millions of dollars to politicians. They have a very powerful tool. So, I mean, how do you expect politicians who need money, who need to keep running for office, to say ‘no’ to the NRA?”
“Because we keep telling them that if they accept this blood money, they are against the children. They are against the people who are dying,” Gonzalez responded. “You’re either funding the killers, or you are standing with the children.”
Hogg added to Gonzalez’ remarks by stating, “If you can’t get elected without taking money from child murderers, then why are you running?”
Camerota did not challenge the remarks, and instead went on to ask, “Hey guys, are you going to be able to go back to school?”
CNN later quoted Hogg’s statement in an article about the interview on its website.