“Fox & Friends” welcomed NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch to the couch on Thursday to offer sympathies over what one host characterized as harsh treatment she received at CNN’s gun violence town hall last week.
“No one had it worse than you in that town hall,” said show co-host Brian Kilmeade. “People were just so emotional and illogical. They were unconsolable.”
Loesch, who defended the NRA’s pro-gun positions during the CNN event, combated tough questions by survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead. However, none of the more publicized moments between students and Loesch made it into the segment on “Fox & Friends.”
In the immediate aftermath of the Parkland massacre, Loesch has rapidly become the face of the fight against calls for gun control. A day after the CNN town hall, she addressed fired up conservatives at CPAC where she delivered one of the most ferocious speeches of the event.
In her remarks, which repeatedly brought the audience to its feet, Loesch did not retreat an inch on the NRA’s position and accused the media of celebrating mass shootings.
“Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it,” she said. “Crying white mothers are ratings gold.”