Wayne LaPierre Gets Beat up by Fox News

Filed in National by on February 4, 2013

Chris Wallace interviewed LaPierre yesterday and by most accounts it seems that Wallace did not deliver a softball interview. This clip of the interview has been in wide circulation, and in it, Chris Wallace is not just tough on LaPierre and his talking points, but also lets LaPierre just hang from the rhetorical noose he creates. Interesting that this is from FOX News — especially since Rupert Murdoch has been on Twitter actively dissing US gun laws and attitudes to guns. This video is approx. 10 minutes long:

Fox News doesn’t often get too far off of the conservative reservation, and is often determining the boundaries of the conservative reservation. This willingness by Wallace to let LaPierre look as out of touch as he is may just be a reflection of where Americans are — who want most of the minor changes to legislation that have been proposed. Or maybe it is something else — what do you think?

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  1. Jason330 says:

    LaPierre is happy to be the overton window man for gun nuts. He is staking out the radical fringe in order to allow the slightly less radical (but still insane) to fill in behind him.

    It is a technique that conservatives have mastered, but which liberals still seem unaware of.

  2. puck says:

    Even when he’s on my side I STILL want to wipe that smirk off Chris Wallace’s face.