As MediaBistro's TVNewser blog noticed on Wednesday, an image of NBC Meet the Press moderator David Gregory was featured in the newly released ad by the National Rifle Association, labeling him to be one of several "elitist hypocrites" on the gun control issue. [Watch video of the ad after the jump]
During a hostile interview with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre on December 23, Gregory infamously waved around a high-capacity ammunition magazine, an illegal item in Washington D.C. As Media Research Center president Brent Bozell observed: "...once again, we find the arrogance of the national press knows no boundaries....Let us stipulate that this kind of law is just plain stupid. Empty ammo magazines are less threatening than mosquitoes. The point is, however, that liberals like David Gregory do subscribe to this kind of idiotic law – for everyone else."
On Wednesday's MSNBC Daily Rundown, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd mocked the idea of the NRA going after the liberal media: "Wayne LaPierre has a fund-raising e-mail out today that basically puts the blame on people like me. You know, 'The media, it's coming out to get the NRA.'"
Earlier on Today, Todd slammed the NRA ad for supposedly "targeting" President Obama's daughters.