This article was published last week (4/17/19) and has been making the rounds with anti-NRA (and also anti-2nd amendment) groups and organizations:
Without even looking at the article, it can be broken down to what it is and where it’s from. Reading it, you’ll notice this piece in it:
“In partnership with The Trace“. Great, let’s look at who they are:
Wait…..WHAT?!?!?!?!? Bloomberg funding yet another anti-gun outlet? No, it can’t be!!!! Let’s look at their funding/tax documents. This can’t be right:
Nope. Still not buying it. We need more evidence. This can all be explained by……oh……
Well shoot. Looks like John Feinblatt is President of Everytown AND Trace Media. That’s interesting. But what about the author of the article? Surely he……DAMNIT!!!!
Ok ok ok. It’s just this one guy who worked his way into the New Yorker and got his article published by them. It’s not happening anywhere else, there’s no……..AHHHHHHHH!!!!
And of course the Bloomberg funded/founded groups run with it:
In conclusion, a Bloomberg funded media outlet (who’s president is also the president of Everytown For Gun Safety, Bloomberg’s gun control organization) publishes a hit piece on their enemy (the NRA) and people eat it all up without looking at the money/groups/people behind it. So why write this article? See below:
Everytown used the New Yorker article as a source to file a complaint against the NRA to the IRS ONE DAY after its publication. Coordinate media/big money (Everytown) attack.
NEW YORK – Today, in response to an article published by The New Yorker, in conjunction with The Trace, detailing how “a small group of N.R.A. executives, contractors, and vendors has extracted hundreds of millions of dollars from the nonprofit’s budget,” Everytown for Gun Safety has filed a complaint about the NRA’s tax-exempt status with the IRS, and is calling for federal and state investigations into the NRA’s operation as a charity.
“We’ve seen a lot of smoke — now there is fire,” said Nick Suplina, managing director for law and policy for Everytown. “It’s time for regulators to investigate the NRA and whether it has violated its tax-exempt charity status.”
Recent reporting by the New Yorker (hereinafter “NRA Expose”) and other news organizations indicates the leadership of the National Rifle Association (“NRA”) has engaged in a pattern of related party transactions, financial mismanagement, and an utter lack of transparency. See Mike Spies, “Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the NRA, The New Yorker, Apr. 17, 2019, available at https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/secrecy-self-dealing-and-greed-at-the-nra.
conclusions this one
UPDATE 4/22/19 6:13PM!!!!!
I just received this E-mail from Everytown. Can anyone say this whole stunt was a FUNDRAISING SCAM?!??!?!?!?!?