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Dana Loesch Fires Back at Claim She Was 'Show Business Wannabe'

Dana Loesch, spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch has been threatened and called all kinds of repugnant things for years. The people now telling Loesch she’s a child murderer aren’t as creative as they might think.

Recently, Bill Maher repeated a false claim that Loesch was a show business wannabe who failed.

“What you may not know about Dana Loesch is that before her job as NRA spokesmodel,” Maher said — using a misogynistic description to minimize her expertise in firearms and successful career in writing, punditry, and debate — “she was a show business wannabe, a homemaker in St. Louis with a mommy-blog and a radio show and dreams of TV stardom.”

His source was NCIS producer Paul Guyot:

Loesch fired back, claiming Guyot is lying:

In reality, a decade ago Guyot had only a handful of credits to his name. Meanwhile, Dana had a radio show which kicked off in 2008. And that “mommy blog?” It was actually Loesch’s weekly column for the St. Louis Dispatch.

In 2007, she won an award for best columnist in St. Louis.

Her career in journalism was doing quite well — and she was already a hell of a lot more famous than Paul Guyot was or is now.

Yet he frames it as if she was desperately begging a guy who had, as of 2008 … produced 22 episodes of Judging Amy. Literally a “rando.”

It’s not likely that he would be anyone’s first choice at that point in his career — or now — so how does he explain her finding him?

The Daily Wire’s Frank Camp writes: “According to Loesch, the pitch alleged by Guyot never happened, making this a he said/she said issue unless and until Guyot can produce some kind of corroborating evidence to back up his claims.”

I think Guyot is full of it. As for Maher, he should have known better. He’s been doing this long enough to know how to check his sources.