While interviewing the National Rifle Association’s spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Friday, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota vehemently denied she allowed school shooting survivors to label the NRA as “child murders.”
“I do need to interject though, Alisyn,” Loesch said. “You’re saying that it’s malicious, but yet on your network, you’ve allowed accusations against me and millions of law-abiding Americans to be indicted as child murderers.”
Loesch specifically called Camerota for not confronting students when they disparaged the NRA on her program: “I’ve watched you, Alisyn, on your program at this very time slot, and you’ve allowed that to stand uncorrected on your network.”
At first, Camerota said the network never called the NRA murderers, but Loesch said she did not say CNN insulted the NRA, but allowed survivors to do so without, at the very least, questioning the choice of words.
“I don’t believe you,” Camerota responded as she shook her head. “I don’t believe you, and I don’t believe you.”
As the Washington Free Beacon reported, that seems to be what happened.
David Hogg, a student and survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, used the term “child murderers” while being interviewed by Camerota on Monday.
“And not take money from people that want to keep lessening gun legislation and making it even easier for these horrifying people to get guns, because if you can’t get elected without taking money from child murderers, why are you running,” Hogg asked.
Camerota followed up to Hogg’s statement by asking if the students would be able to return to the school building at some point.