CNN announced they had hired guns expert Stephen Gutowski as an analyst, and gun control activists took to social media to take a ballistic stance.
“It is true. I’m coming to CNN as an analyst,” said Gutowski, the founding editor of the Reload website.
“CNN pays me for my insights and analysis. That’s exactly what I want to give them without fear or favor. Nobody tried to tell me what to say or suggested that I should change my approach, which is good because I would have refused to move forward if that had been the case.” he wrote.
While some on the right praised CNN for adding an analyst who would help balance the gun debate, many on the left howled with anger at the announcement.
Among those voices was Shannon Watts, founder of gun control group Moms Demand.
“Today, firearms are the leading cause of death among children and young people. Gun violence is increasing. Most Americans—including gun owners—support sound gun safety practices. “Watt tweeted.
“Every time someone murders school kids with an AR, cnn & you can get a little credit. Never forget it boy.” answered another commenter.
“CNN is a right-wing propaganda show that I no longer subscribe to” said another critic.
“Gosh, why am I not convinced that a guy who runs a site called Reload is going to bring a serious approach to offensive weapons. Major Fail @CNN Major Fail. You’ll never get Fox viewers who loathe you and now you’ve lost independents and liberals,” read another critical tweet.
“Apparently the new direction for CNN is that they befriend the scum of the earth.” answered Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko.
CNN too rented Jennifer Mascia of The Trace, a non-profit organization dedicated to reporting on the US ‘gun violence crisis’
Here is an interview with Gutowski:
Gutowski on Fox: Moderate Democrats killed Biden’s ATF nomination
https://www.theblaze.com/news/stephen-gutowski-cnn-hires-liberals Gun control activists are melting because CNN has hired gun expert Stephen Gutowski as an analyst