1. Introduction To Laura Ingraham
2. NRA, Infowars, Fox News, Breitbart And Sinclair Function As A Terrorist Propaganda Wing Of The GOP That Seeks To Build Hate & Muddy The Waters (Kinda Like State TV)
3. How Media Silence Helps With Right Wing Hate: The Laura Ingraham Example Of Explaining Away A Hate Crime Against A Young Muslim Girl
Lauran Ingraham will say anything to demonize the left and stop sensible gun laws from passing. This post attempts to outline some of her lies around the NRA and abortion to show what sort of monster she truly is.
Ingraham: Conservatives strike back at the NRA boycott - Mar. 02, 2018 - 5:50 - After the Parkland Massacre, students-turned-activists trained their own political sites on the NRA, launching a boycott championed by the mainstream media.
Notice how the issue here is gun deaths and she is demonizing liberals for Planned Parenthood which is a very successful tactic the right uses to demonize and kill people around the right wing wedge issue "abortion" (and then they traditionally act like it wasn't their fault by avoiding the issue and their role in the incendiary rhetoric that caused the violence their rhetoric endorses).
Analysis (all bold and italic collections of Ingraham's comments are taken from this transcript)...
INGRAHAM: I would say Planned Parenthood hasn't supported the right to live. The NRA has been in business since 1871 and it does more to promote responsible gun ownership and gun safety than any other organization in the country.
Here you see Ingraham lies about NRA history. Actually, the NRA went from a 'help the people' type group to a 'help the guns and corporations' type group a long time ago. You can't maximize profits AND keep the people safe at the same time, so, apparently, the NRA has been pursuing policies to actively destabilize society and get people killed (by blocking useful laws - see below) and should be classified as a Domestic Terror Group. Here is some history;
NBC A look back at gun control history
Generally, the gun control versus the gun rights debate exists focuses on an individual’s right to bear arms and the government’s obligation to counter violence and crime. The wording of the Second Amendment–specifically “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”–seems unambiguous but in fact the interpretation of the law has evolved.
In the 18th and 19th century, armed civilians used guns as a means of survival and protection from foreign enemies. As westward expansion occurred, frontiersman used guns to arm themselves against Native Americans and potential threats in the uncharted territories. Then in 1927, Congress outlawed the mail-order sale of guns or concealed firearms after mob violence broke out from Prohibition. However, mob violence escalated so quickly with the usage of Tommy guns in gang wars that Congress passed the National Firearms Act of 1934, which taxed firearms under 18 inches and on machine guns and required gun registration. This act became the first federal gun-control law.
INGRAHAM: The fact is Nikolas Cruz should never had gotten his gun because he was a mental case. He was engaged in criminal threats of violence at school and on the internet. The gun control gang has misdiagnosed this problem. We need to know the real cause of the Florida shooting in order to help prevent these tragedies in the future.
She ignores NRA lies that prove that blocking mental cases from getting guns, if its a thing now for the NRA (I'd have to see proof) was certainly not a priority before, no matter how much the NRA and its spokes people lie about it. The following are some extract from media matters outlining some of the common NRA lies everyone on the right is spreading;
New NRA Lie: We Were Responsible For Creating The National Instant Criminal Background Check System
On ABC’s This Week, NRA’s Dana Loesch pushes gun lobby lie that NRA created the background check system Loesch also misleads about lawsuit NRA supported that inhibited background check system
NRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch lied to Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez
(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP) BARACK OBAMA, FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT: You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration and the Bush administration. And each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate, and they have not. And it's not surprising then that they get birther, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them. (END AUDIO CLIP)
INGRAHAM: I'm just a bitter clinger. I'll never get over that line. But it was so condescending, so insulting, and it was wrong then, and what these corporations are doing to the NRA is wrong now. Because of the corporate cowardice of these companies, people who aren't NRA members are actually considering joining.
Put Laura Ingraham on a lie detector and I'm sure it will turn out she is lying about being insulted (that's why she would NEVER sit for a lie detector test). Clearly she believes Obama is right about many in the GOP base being bitter and is using that bitterness to breed anger (or at least, that's what it must have started out as, now the right is angry... and its all based on lies!). What she is doing he is conning her listeners to get angry so they will listen to her and her nonsense (same for all right winger opinion personalities). This certainly explains why GOP states are so poor. Obama said the people fell through the cracks and got bitter (indicating he wants to help them get economically secure again) and the right wing turns it around to get them to oppose policies that would help them. Now they have passed bad economic polices for the people and are claiming all the years of growth of the economy under Obama never existed at all! (& that "Trump did it"!) ... still more proof that the right are criminals and traitors.
INGRAHAM: But they've also kicked a hornet's nest, offending millions of law-abiding peaceful Americans who support the Second Amendment and the NRA. And by the way, those people vote, too. And that's the angle.
So shes doing what all of GOP/Fox/Infowars/NRA etc are doing, i.e. riling up the base to attack democrats, liberals (which includes school kids) and anything except the problem (guns), i.e. its just another con designed to fool disappointed people into attacking what's best for them so they will support the GOP's treasonous plans (killing people and planning to kill more people to serve the people who bought them).
Then she brings in two politicians and here her rhetoric gets even more interesting and incendiary;
GOP and Democratic congressmen debate NRA boycott
The following bold and italic extracts are from the same transcript as above;
INGRAHAM: Congressman Garamendi, the New York governor, Andrew Coumo, is trying to lure Delta to New York, saying, come to New York, we'll treat you well. But New York is a nightmare still for businesses, even though they tried to bring more businesses back. What is your reaction to this concern from the NRA members and just regular Americans? This is all taking it a bit too far that the NRA is killing kids. Come on.
This is interesting. First she demonizes New York for being a fully developed State and not an empty one still experiencing Economies of Scale (but economics is not their forte). Then she wants sympathy for the NRA pushing laws that gets kids killed!
INGRAHAM: I get it. But the problem here is that the members of the NRA had nothing to do with this shooting. They're not responsible for this and truth be told, I think they only had like 13 people get this Delta break on their airfare to the NRA conference. It's not that many people, but it's a message.
NRA members support the NRA despite its demonizing tactics and lies... of course, Fox news and the rest of right wing media helps so its a really big con. In fact, part of the con is to describe thier own evil tactics as being on "the other side", pretty much proving itself to be a cult. i.e. Conservatives have been formulated, through rhetoric and demonizations, into a cult.
INGRAHAM: And it's the same message that Middle America has gotten from the elites for years, that you're stupid, you're obsessed with guns, you're a bunch of bible-thumping idiots. That's how they feel. Congressman Duffy, I know we've discussed this before --
Interestingly enough, "elites" means anyone who disagrees with them who is rich and/or educated and/or famous (such as Hollywood people who have the time to look up facts). Since educated people tend to use facts they are a threat. Elites use facts. Since most of the rich and famous are happy - or dissatisfied - with their own lives, they are not interested in messing with the lives of others, like a conservative does. That's why conservatives always get involved with the bedroom stuff (except for their President/Leaders) as they want to control other peoples lives (as its in thier religion) while pretending they want to reduce the size of the constitutional government (which specifically separates Church from State). Breaking down society to a third world level might break the people enough for them to get away with their treason for cash and that seems to be thier primary political and economic cons, i.e. break the people and America is theirs for the buying/taking. Then they can be like the unconstitutional tyrants from Ayn Rand's fictional madness inspired by her life in Russia. The way to make this work is to make the bitter and uneducated HATE the experts who could pull them out of thier sorry state with some support of the people.
INGRAHAM: Let me tell you why we said it. I thought it was pretty clear, but I'll explain it again. We're talking about the blood of children, innocent children who were gunned down in that school and we're talking about the blood of the most innocent who are defenseless in the womb. The elderly, in the womb, and the disabled are the most defenseless in this country. That's why he brought it up. But go ahead.
An undeveloped fetus on which the science is still under debate can't be equated to fully formed human beings. Doing this indicates Ingraham is using a demonizing tactic which also doubles as a normalizing tactic so people will accept the NRA's lies and affiliation with treasonous right wing media, as normal.
i.e. Media Matters: The right has a new 20-week abortion ban, and it's still built on junk science and right-wing lies.
The U.S. House of Representatives has promised an October 3 vote on a 20-week abortion ban -- misleadingly named the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act -- that is based on junk science and a longstanding right-wing media myth that fetuses can feel pain by 20 weeks in a pregnancy. In reporting on the vote, media have an obligation to include scientifically accurate information about abortion including 20-week abortion bans at the state level, how a ban is unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade, and the personal or medical decisions behind having an abortion after 20 weeks.
Science does not support 20-week abortion bans
INGRAHAM: Congressman -- and I want Sean Duffy to get on this. If we're going to judge people based on an organization, blood spilled, well, I hope Planned Parenthood is going to lose all of its partnerships or affiliations, given the fact that we have about 57 million babies who never got to see the light of day.
There's a lot of medical waste that includes blood all over this country. And so, the vilify the NRA when we have 325,000 babies murdered in an abortion clinic, Planned Parenthood, every year, give me a break. Go ahead, Sean.
This still amazes me. She literally implies that if Planned Parenthood can kill undeveloped fetuses then its OK for the NRA to kill kids and people too! (It certainly explains the GOP's economic policies and planned policies). But first things first. She's lying. She's an anchor on a primetime show so she has the research abilities, staff and motivation to find out the truth... that means her lying is intentional and Lauran Ingraham is the very personification of evil. A devils minion, if you will, who uses Christianity to fool believers like explained in the book The Screwtape Letters.
Here are a list of her lies to support GOPs and NRAs killing/murder/treasonous policies;
Fox News has a long history of pushing the Center for Medical Progress’ anti-abortion lies The network recently aired Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s repetition of CMP’s “baby body parts” lie
After Twitter briefly prevented Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) Senate campaign from promoting an ad on the platform featuring an “inflammatory” and inaccurate claim about Planned Parenthood, Blackburn made the rounds on Fox News to push the ad’s anti-abortion talking point about “baby body parts,” which came from the discredited Center for Medical Progress (CMP). This isn’t anything new: Fox News has a long history of promoting anti-abortion lies from both Blackburn and CMP.
CMP’s claims have been consistently debunked, and the organization now faces multiple legal challenges
Fox News has a history of promoting anti-abortion lies from the Center of Medical Progress
Lauran Ingraham is just part of the spinners working on promoting NRA & GOP terrosim through all of America;
Media Matters: Fox News is firing up the right-wing spin machine for the Supreme Court's new abortion case
On Fox News’ , host Tucker Carlson fearmongered about a reproductive rights case that the Supreme Court just decided to hear -- signaling the start of another right-wing misinformation campaign about abortion.
Despite much grandstanding, Carlson failed to accurately describe either the factual basis of the California law or the nature of the lawsuit. (Carlson has a history of failing to accurately address abortion issuesthroughout his tenure as a prime-time Fox News host.) While Carlson described CPCs as “not hurting anybody,” they actually use multiple deceptive tactics to convince individuals to utilize their services, ultimately dissuading many considering abortion. A yearlong investigation by found CPCs “increasingly look just like doctor’s offices with ultrasound rooms and staff in scrubs. Yet they do not provide or refer for contraception or abortion. Many pregnancy-center counselors, even those who provide medical information, are not licensed.”
Anti-abortion violence and harassment was already bad. Right-wing media are making it worse.
Rates of anti-abortion harassment and violence are high -- and continuing to rise
Right-wing and anti-choice media catalyze harassment for anyone who publicly supports abortion access