On Friday, CNN host Alisyn Camerota falsely claimed that she never allowed the NRA to be called “child murderers” on her program as she was nasty and dismissive of National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
Camerota interviewed Loesch on CNN’s “New Day” after Loesch said at CPAC that “many in legacy media love mass shootings” because of the ratings they bring in, the Free Beacon reported.
Reacting with fury, Camerota said Loesch’s comments were “just malicious,” despite the fact that studies have indicated that the way the media covers mass shootings actually inspires more mass shootings.
“I do need to interject though, Alisyn,” Loesch said. “You’re saying that it’s malicious, but yet on your network, you’ve allowed accusations against me and millions of law-abiding Americans to be indicted as child murderers. 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 replied, “It’s not true. We’ve never called you a child murderer. We have to be fact-based.”
“No, you’ve allowed the accusations to stand, Alisyn. Please follow what I’m saying,” Loesch responded. “You’ve done nothing to correct that.”
“I don’t believe you, I don’t believe you,” Camerota said in denial, “and I don’t believe you.”
Camerota may not believe Loesch, but Loesch is correct; Camerota did, in fact, allow the statement to be made on her show and did not challenge it.