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NBC Correspondent Uses Disinformation about Virginia Gun Rally, Refuses to Delete

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Gabe Gutierrez, an NBC News correspondent, gave misleading accounts of videos that he took at the Lobby Day gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia.

Gutierrez initially posted a video of protestors supposedly chanting “we will not comply”, when, in reality, there protestors were reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Gutierrez tweeted, “Chants of ‘we will not comply’ from gun rights protesters in Richmond.”

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The NBC correspondent faced instant criticism from Twitter observers.

Matt Whitlock, an advisor for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, fired back at Gutierrez’s video, tweeting “At some point this starts to feel like a concerted effort by major media companies to smear. Yesterday Ben Collins with a viral tweet calling this a ‘white nationalist rally.’ Today this guy tweets a video of the pledge of allegiance saying it’s a ‘we will not comply’ chant.”

 

Gutierrez attempted to save face by posting a video in which he stated “Earlier posted video of Pledge of Allegiance. For those who’ve asked, here’s the video of ‘We will not comply.’ Taken seconds apart.”

 

Although he corrected himself, it’s clear that mainstream journalists are heading into this event to paint false narratives.

This is part of a larger plot to paint Second Amendment activists as extremists.

The Left’s endgame is destroy the time-honored tradition of gun ownership protected by the Second Amendment.

This path won’t be easy, so they’ll try to start off by misleading the public and creating false narratives about Second Amendment supporters.

Then, they will proceed to use conventional legislative efforts to attack gun rights.

BLP covered a recent story where an NBC news journalist defamed many gun rights activists by labeling them “white nationalists.”

The story can be read below:

An NBC News journo shamefully defamed thousands of Virginians who plan on attending an upcoming Second Amendment Rally at the state capital, claiming that they were convening for a “white nationalist rally” on a Sunday tweet.

Monday’s Second Amendment Rally is expected to draw thousands of gun rights supporters. The event has nothing to do with white nationalism, and instead is occurring to protest Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s wide-reaching gun control package he’s seeking to impose upon the people of the state.

In Ben Collins’ astoundingly dishonest tweet, he even had the audacity to warn other mainstream media “journalists” to avoid reporting falsely when covering the event.

 

After being roundly dunked upon for his dishonest claim about the upcoming rally, Collins deleted his initial tweet. But he’s still trying to make and extremely dubious connection between the rally and white nationalism, as seen in a subsequent tweet.

Governor Northam himself has utilized conspiracy theories about the event to seize emergency powers, unilaterally banning open carry from the state capital on the basis of a supposed violent criminal presence.

The fearmongering over the upcoming Second Amendment rally could prove to have consequences, as some gun rights advocates and supporters of the movement to overturn Northam’s planned gun control have warned of possible infiltration of the rally.

Some conservatives fear that professional agitators and rent-a-mob types will arrive on the scene with the intention of discrediting peaceful Second Amendment demonstrators. Such a development would prove to be a major convenience for gun control advocates such as Northam and Collins, who would love nothing more than a chance to slander pro-gun Virginians as a violent mob.

Tensions are high as patriots move ahead with their plans for the capital rally on Monday.

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Mara Elvira Salazar is No Friend of America First Nationalism

Republican leaders would be wise to ignore all of her political advice.

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If there’s one Republican leader that young activists should never listen to, it’s Florida Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar. 

Salazar, who is a Cuban American, has been an outspoken advocate of loosening U.S. immigration laws. In fact, she even confronted known immigration hawk and key Trump adviser Stephen Miller at a Republican Study Committee weekly lunch on February 24, 2021. She specifically criticized Trump’s immigration message and demanded that the GOP be more inclusive in its outreach.

“I told him [Miller] that the GOP needs to attract the browns,” stated Salazar. “We, for the last 30 years since Ronald Reagan, have not sent the right message to the browns,” she continued. “Reagan was the last guy who gave a path to citizenship to 3 million people … 35 years ago. It’s time for us to do the same thing that Reagan did.”

Salazar doubled down on her pro-immigration message when she went on Larry Kudlow’s show on March 2 and declared that former President Donald Trump would have done better with Hispanics by advocating for looser immigration. Journalist Ryan Girdusky noted how some of Trump’s advisers were already pushing for amnesty lite policies:

Girdusky added that Salazar was rather unhinged in her criticism of Miller’s vision for the GOP:

Salazar made a lot of noise about the Hispanic vote, despite ignoring how Trump improved his Hispanic numbers between 2016 and his re-election bid in 2020 from 28% to 32%. And he did so without much Hispandering or campaigning on passing amnesty. 

The unsavory fact that the GOP consultant class and the likes of Salazar refuse to acknowledge is that the Black Lives Matter unrest alone likely pushed significant segments of the Hispanic population into the Democrats’ arms. BLM radicalism alienated Americans of all backgrounds., but Hispanics were not having any of this kind of ruckus. Even Hispanic Democrats, of all groups, largely supported strong military action during the riots.

In reality, Hispanic support for Trump is largely based on his bluster and political bluntness, which many minority groups find comfort in. 

However, Republicans like Salazar gets it all wrong by thinking that expanding immigration both legal and illegal is a key to the Republican Party success. The Republican Party will have to concede that they can make gains with Hispanics at the margins but they cannot expect to win the majority of the Hispanic vote due to Hispanics’ propensity to support many causes ranging from gun control to more government involvement in healthcare. Data from the Pew Research Center demonstrates these beliefs among Hispanics. Nevertheless, there are some avenues for outreach with this demographic  but they must be done right. 

The key for Republican success is the white working class voters, which played a crucial role in putting Trump over the top in the Midwest back in 2016. These voters are not the most reliable in terms of turnout, but they comprise a vast segment of the American electorate. Any candidate who can activate them could potentially build a hegemonic electoral coalition for years to come. The goal for a sane Republican campaign is to maximize turnout and support among the WWC. 

Such inroads with WWC voters are more important than meeting a diversity quota the likes of Salazar and naive Republican strategists would like the party to pursue. Any nationalist campaign worth its salt would be promoting the following: Infrastructure projects targeting the Midwest, the restriction of both illegal and legal immigration, and re-shoring programs to bring jobs back. 

On the other hand, following Salazar’s program is the way that the GOP will become irrelevant and alienate many WWC voters who are already on the fence with regards to the Republican Party. These voters are not going to gravitate towards Republicans just because of the “R” next to their name. They still must be catered to and pushing for amnesty is one way to turn working class voters off.

Under Salazar’s watch, the GOP will simply be going back to the politically correct ways of the Bush administration. To tap into the sleeping giants that is the WWC, Republican leaders should ignore everything Salazar has to say and get fully behind nationalist policies such as immigration restriction, infrastructure development, and re-shoring. 

 

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