Dallas-based NRA TV Shuttered as Gun-lobbying Organization Cuts Ties With Controversial Spokeswoman

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch is out of a job, and NRA TV -- the Dallas-based broadcasting arm of the juggernaut gun-lobbying organization -- is going away.The move comes as the NRA decided to sever ties with advertising firm Ackerman McQueen, which employs Loesch, the longtime, sometimes combative spokeswoman for the NRA."Many members expressed concern about the messaging on NRATV becoming too far removed from our core mission: defending the Second Amendment," NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre said in a statement released to members and quoted in The New York Times. "So, after careful consideration, I am announcing that starting today, we are undergoing a significant change in our communications strategy. We are no longer airing 'live TV' programming."Ackerman, in its own statement, didn't take too kindly to the announcement."When given the opportunity to do the right thing, the N.R.A. once again has taken action that we believe is intended to harm our company even at the expense of the N.R.A. itself," the company said in statement quoted in the Times, adding that it "will continue to fight against the N.R.A.'s repeated violations of its agreement with our company with every legal remedy available to us."  Continue reading...

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