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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

That NRA 'Enemies List'

My old E&P pal Joe Strupp, now at Media Matters, talks to some of the many journos on the NRA's most hated list.   Jimmy Breslin merely says: "Put me first on the list."
E.J. Dionne, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, welcomed being on the list, but offered concern such an effort might intimidate some non-journalists.  "Since I have long favored gun control and written rather passionately about the issue, I guess I would have been disappointed if I had not been on the NRA's list," he wrote in an email. "I don't think it is intimidating to opinion writers to be on such a list, but I wonder if it might intimidate people in other lines of work. I certainly hope not."

Mike Luckovich, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal Constitution since 1989, also welcomed the honor. He also called the NRA "crazed" about guns and describe them as "idiots."

"I love that," he said of his spot on the list. "Their gun zealotry has driven them insane. They have become so crazed about guns. They are like spoiled teen-agers, it is like 'their way or the highway.' When their insanity becomes almost evil in what's happening in America, I want to just keep hitting these idiots as much as possible. Other than that, I am wishy-washy on the whole thing."

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