Politico reporter Lois Romano offered her opinion of the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre on MSNBC today.
POLITICO reporter Lois Romano called the CEO of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, “a tired old white guy that is clinging on to something of the past.”
Taking the second part first, the “something” LaPierre clings to is the US Constitution and its Second Amendment. As Americans, we’re all supposed to cling to that. Lois Romano evidently does not.
As for the first part, what do LaPierre’s race and gender have to do with anything? Plenty of non-white women support the Second Amendment.
Romano acknowledges in the clip, which you can see at the link, that LaPierre and Mike Bloomberg are leading the opposite sides on gun control. That brings up an obvious, glaring question: Isn’t Mike Bloomberg white and old too? Couldn’t Romano just as easily have cast Bloomberg as the old, white guy clinging to something of the past — namely, the disproven idea that gun control reduces crime?
She could have, but she didn’t.
Politico has a racist, sexist, anti-constitutionalist on its staff. Well, one of its staff has been exposed as such. That doesn’t mean there aren’t others just like Romano working at Politico.