An ad from the National Rifle Association attacking the New York Times led to a Twitter fight Friday between NRA spokeswoman and host on the blaze Dana Loesch and several journalists over what they thought was a physical threat.
At the end of the ad, she says:
We’re going to fisk the New York Times and just what deep, rich means to this old gray hag, this untrustworthy, dishonest rag that has subsisted on the welfare of mediocrity for one, two, three more decades.
We’re going to laser focus on your so-called honest pursuit of truth. In short, we’re coming for you.
“Fisk” means refute with a point-by-point analysis according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. They thought she said, “fist”, and that set the fake news reporters into a frenzy.
Here’s what one of the more annoying HuffPo writers tweeted:
You can hear her comment at the end of this video.
CNN military analyst Mark Hertling, along with some other fake news analysts, had a meltdown over the ad, saying Loesch’s message is “hateful” and “encourages violence.
Hertling actually reported her to the government!!! Wow, talk about proving her point that they are fake news.
— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) August 4, 2017
Be vigilant, yes. But let’s not call them out too much. Doing so only gives credence to their vileness.
— John Baldoni (@JohnBaldoni) August 5, 2017
Yes, please report me to the government for threatening to fact check media. That isn’t censorship at all. 🙄
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 6, 2017