POLITICS 08/04/2017 10:46 pm ET Fist Or Fisk? NRA’s Bizarre Ad Has A Confusing Message For New York Times The gun group’s spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, lashed out at people who didn’t get it. By Carla Herreria NRA/Text by HuffPost 810 42 A lot of people think the National Rifle Association wants to “fist” The New York Times after an intense video the gun lobbying group circulated on Friday. Yes, things got very weird.
[Logs onto Twitter]
People taking about fisting the NYT
[Logs off Twitter]
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) August 4, 2017 The confusion started after the NRA tweeted the minute-long video featuring spokeswoman Dana Loesch slamming the newspaper and declaring the NRA will be going after it.
“Consider this the shot across your bow,” Loesch said. “We’re going to [unclear] the New York Times and find out just what deep rich means to this old gray hag.”
“In short,” she said, “we’re coming for you.
@DLoesch has a message for the @nytimes : “We’re coming for you.” One
non- #fakenews story is not enough. #NRA #ClenchedFistofTruth pic.twitter.com/Hm1QkJi5Tp
— NRATV (@NRATV) August 3, 2017 Once the video spread, many people began tweeting angrily at the NRA and Loesch, thinking Loesch said, “We’re going to fist The New York Times.” The NRA tweeted the video with the hashtag #ClenchedFistofTruth.
But when HuffPost contributing reporter Yashar Ali tweeted about the NRA’s use of the word, Loesch angrily denied it, and insisted she said “fisk.”
Not at all what I said, you hack.
I said “fisk.” Nice that you didn’t even ask me about this before launching your despicable smear. https://t.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 4, 2017 Dana just tweeted at me saying she said “FISK” not Fist” – but I have to note the NRA tweet included #ClenchedFistOfTruth as a hashtag.
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 4, 2017 For the people whose parents didn’t love them enough to buy them Hooked on Phonics as kids: pic.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 4, 2017 Loesch also lashed out at other journalists who questioned what she said in video, including New York Times reporter Adam Goldman.
Hi @adamgoldmanNYT , before you maliciously lied about my word choice, did you check captioning as well? pic.twitter.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 4, 2017 I deleted my earlier RT of this @NRATV tweet. 1/2 https://t.co/brvXLtZ2TP
— Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanNYT) August 4, 2017 Dana just tweeted at me saying she said “FISK” not Fist” – but I have to note the NRA tweet included #ClenchedFistOfTruth as a hashtag.
— Girls Really Rule.
(@girlsreallyrule) August 4, 2017 FWIW, “fisk” was a fairly current blogging term abt a dozen years ago. And @nra has used #clenchedfistoftruth as a hashtag prior to …
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 4, 2017
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