In yet another anti-gun piece, Daily Beast contributor Cliff Schecter insisted that for NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, “protecting the rights of homicidal maniacs” and “keeping the blood money flowing from international arms dealers” was simply part of the job description. Schecter made the charge in his provocatively-titled July 10 piece “Blame Guns for Domestic Murder Epidemic.”
Schechter was doing what he does best, capitalizing on the latest horrific gun crime in the news to flog his agenda. In this case it was a Texas man who killed a handful of family members before being pursued and captured alive by police.
On her Wednesday CNN Newsroom program, Carol Costello gave an anti-gun rights activist a platform to defend his crass exploitation of a recent fatal shooting spree to smear the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association.
Costello introduced self-styled “progressive PR guy” Cliff Schecter by quoting from his most recent Daily Beast piece, where he called out the “treasonous and murderous role played by the leaders of the NRA.” [MP3 audio here; video below]
The Daily Beast has not failed to let a crisis go to waste. The news website gave prime placement today to a fierce anti-gun rights activist, Cliff Schecter, who was aggressive in mocking supporters of the Second Amendment in response to the fatal shooting spree outside UC Santa Barbara by Elliot Rodger. Schecter, from the National Gun Victims Action Council, scolded gun-rights advocates for their opposition to further gun control measures in a piece that was dripping with condescension.
The article mocked conservatives for endorsing the idea that people–not guns–kill people. Schecter argued that liberal gun laws are ineffective because surrounding states have comparatively weaker laws. Nevermind that Rodger legally obtained his guns from licensed gun dealers within the state of California, a relatively restrictive state when it comes to gun rights.
Female attorneys may want to think twice before applying at Mike Papantonio's law firm.
Papantonio, who also co-hosts the "Ring of Fire" weekend radio show, was filling in on Ed Schultz's radio program May 25 and complaining with guest Cliff Schecter about what he considers spineless Democrats who aren't aggressive enough against Republicans (audio) --
There might be hope for libtalker and attorney Mike Papantonio after all.
Papantonio, who co-hosts the weekend "Ring of Fire" radio program with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sam Seder, was guest hosting on Ed Schultz's radio show on April 12 when he backpedaled on a claim he made about fracking earlier in the month. (audio clips after page break)
Usually, it's easy to dismiss the moonbat ravings of the far left. But when liberals, always ready to indignantly accuse conservatives of "questioning my patriotism," start suggesting their political opponents are "committing treason," the hypocrisy merits notice. Doubly so when the allegation of treason is made on a website that takes money from George Soros.
In a July 20 column on Alternet, Cliff Schecter, "president of Libertas, LLC, a progressive public relations firm," joined the echo chamber of liberals lamenting that the Republican Party had become radicalized by "the forces of the anti-American, gun-toting, religious and corporate Right that have taken over the GOP."