CNN Anchors Slam 'Murderous' NRA During Press Conference

CNN reporters castigated the NRA on Twitter during the organization's Friday press conference. Piers Morgan went so far as to blame future mass school shootings on the organization.

"Coming to a town near you, courtesy of the #NRA - Gunfights At The U.S. School Corral," Morgan tweeted. He also ripped their agenda as "murderous."

"This is your moment, America: The #NRA has 4 million members, your population is 311 million. Don't stand for this murderous crap any more," tweeted Morgan.

CNN's Ali Velshi didn't shy away from sniping at the NRA:

"NRA says 26 lives might have been saved if there had been armed guards at Sandy Hook School #Ignoretheproblem"

"In one of the more amazing press conferences I've ever seen, Wayne LaPierre, exec VP of the NRA, says video games are the problem"

Velshi re-tweeted Dawn Walton of Canada's The Globe and Mail, who sneered "Going to be tough for most journos to remain objective reporting on the NRA soln to gun violence since it's sorta lunacy".

And CNN helped relay Democratic talking points, too. Velshi and colleague Brooke Baldwin both re-tweeted this from Senator-elect Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.):

"Walking out of another funeral and was handed the NRA transcript. The most revolting, tone deaf statement I've ever seen."

Piers Morgan re-tweeted Obama adviser David Axelrod:

"LaPierre's rant was truly astonishing. At a moment that demanded reflection, he sprayed rhetorical shots around the room."

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014