The National Rifle Association (NRA) released a new video Monday that mocked a New York Times ad that aired during the Oscars on Sunday evening.
In the Times ad, called “The Truth,” the newspaper took shots at President Donald Trump and sought to portray the Times as the real arbiter of truth in a time of fake news, and ends by saying, “The truth is hard/the truth is hard to know/the truth is more important than ever.”
Using the same style as the the Times ad, the NRA video titled, “Truth Doesn’t Matter to The New York Times,” questions why the Times is suddenly interested in the truth after ignoring it for years:
“The New York Times placed an ad during the Oscars to tell us that truth is more important now. But why now? Wasn’t it important when people were marching? When jobs were declining? When threats were growing? When drugs were flowing? When diplomacy was straining? When policies were failing? When towns were collapsing? When red lines were vanishing? When Obama was lying? When journalists were dying? When Christians were dying? When heroes were dying? When citizens were dying? The truth is that the truth didn’t matter to the New York Times then as much as now—because as long as liberals were ‘progressing’ the truth was depressing.”
“America has stopped looking to the New York Times for the truth, now more than ever. The times are burning… and the media elites have been caught holding the match. Now they want your trust?”
The Times and other liberal news organizations want the public to believe that President Trump is dividing the country, when the truth is that it’s the media’s one-sided reporting that has been dividing the country for years.