Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter got the ball rolling a few days ago with this tweet:
Create problems and frustrations for the garbage ruling class by exercising every right you have (even ones they deny you have) all the time.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) January 29, 2021
But it was this response that inspired Washington Post business reporter Hannah Denham to reach out a few days later:
Hi there, I'm a Washington Post reporter working on a story about gun sales and am looking to talk to new gun owners. Would love to hear more – [email protected]
— Hannah Denham (@hannah_denham1) February 3, 2021
This is not the first time we’ve heard this advice from Schlichter:
Never talk to reporters ever.
The media is garbage and we need to do anything we can to hasten its collapse. https://t.co/ACnB4rpBTc
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 3, 2021
Exactly- they twist everything
— TrishNes (@trishie818) February 3, 2021
You work for an organization that is no longer a news outlet. They are a propaganda arm of the DNC. I would advise all to never speak to any reporter from the MSM.
— Dr. Proud Deplorable (@HKirsh1) February 3, 2021
Hi, I'm someone who thinks talking to the media these days is the equivalent of trying to play three card monte on a sidewalk and expecting to walk away a winner. Perhaps if the media didn't treat Joe Biden like his ass was mistletoe & today is Christmas morning.
— David LaPell (@DaveLapell) February 3, 2021
I smell a hit piece. A huge, nasty, untrue hit piece.
— Rob Wade #Authentic (@RobertCFP) February 3, 2021
— In Chains (@InChainsInJail) February 3, 2021
— SquirrelyBarb (@BarbSquirrely) February 3, 2021
You should go buy a gun and write about the process.
— Profile 1776 ? (@bob32ski) February 3, 2021
Remember when it was a thing after the Pulse nightclub shooting for reporters (with no felony convictions) to go out and buy AR-15s to show how easy it was to get one, and then to go to the range and fire one and claim the experience gave you “temporary PTSD.”
— Goldens Rule (@jamesbranch3) February 3, 2021
— GuessWho (@AmicaIncongnita) February 3, 2021
No one should talk to you people. Ever.
— PetsareNOTdisposable????♀️☄ (@LrElias3) February 3, 2021
Don’t ever talk to a reporter. Their goal is to destroy you.
— Green Eyed Lady? (@Doe326) February 3, 2021
Hi there. Get lost
— Jason (@WenjoJ) February 3, 2021
No responsible gun owner would make any information available to the media.
— debh (@debstwit) February 3, 2021
Yes, I am sure that you will provide fair coverage for those choosing to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms.
WaPo killed democracy.
Reevaluate your life and find a career that contributes to society instead of parasitizing it.
— #mehtoo ?? (@irvineredneck) February 3, 2021
So, you are asking us to do your job, and then put your leftist views on it. #COULDBECCP
— Gong Mu Ro (@realcrazypelosi) February 3, 2021
Are people lining up to be slandered by you and your publication?
You may have to just make up a quote.
Which I believe is SOP at WAPO, so no worries.
— Harry Sachs (@totter777) February 3, 2021
— Man Behind Curtain (@ManBehindCurta1) February 3, 2021
Lost all my guns in a boating accident.
Go away lady
— President Elect Kung Flu Panda (@eastcodiesel) February 3, 2021
Translated: “Hi, I’m an activist pretending to be a journalist. Can you please provide me a quote I can use out of context to support my predetermined narrative?”
— Frank Castle (@22cpirate) February 3, 2021
My young daughter is supposed to give a class report on Fake News journalism in America next week and she would love to interview you….
— Elaine Ermis (@ElaineErmis) February 3, 2021
Hi. I'm gathering a list of gun owners so I can track you down later and make your lives miserable?
— Lorraine Hicks (@Lorrain56570763) February 3, 2021
“I’ve heard that new gun owners are more likely to shoot themselves in the foot than an intruder. Why do you believe that’s true?”
Pulitzer-worthy! Reporter exposes how easy it is to fire ‘America’s gun’ (at a shooting range) https://t.co/7DQUMkKIeJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 18, 2016