A racist NRA video advert shows an angry white man, wearing a “Socialist Tears” shirt, slamming a sledgehammer into a TV while black New York Times columnist Charles Blow condemns Trump’s racism.
The ad focuses intensely on a montage of media coverage critical of Trump, including commentary on the myriad of incendiary tweets, inept policies, and shameful shenanigans that epitomize the Trump Administration.
The video is clearly engineered to evoke feelings of outrage and anger among white make voters. The motif of elite media ‘talking heads’ aligns with Trump’s incessant attacks on the Press and high profile feuds with CNN, ABC, and the New York Times.
We strongly condemn this ad for celebrating and condoning violence as a means of “Shutting up” the journalists or viewpoints conservatives oppose.
Clearly the NRA and tapping into the Trump-Bannon playbook of appealing to white male anger and outrage at the changing demographics of the American electorate.
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Mama I made it! The NRA includes me in their silly sledgehammer video. LOL. “Socialist tears”? You folks are hysterical… https://t.co/xy3AskPKW5
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) February 13, 2018