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NY Times, Bloomberg Targets NRA Ad

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 08:24 AM

The New York Times affirmed its commitment to truth in a response to an ad by the National Rifle Association.

"Our commitment to the truth isn't new, it dates back 166 years. And, each and every story mentioned in the NRA's video, from Benghazi to crime in Chicago, was covered in deep and rich detail by Times reporters who in some cases — Libya, for instance — risked their lives to get at the truth," said Eileen Murphy, spokeswoman for The New York Times.

The NRA blasted the Times in a video released Monday that said: "America has stopped looking to The New York Times for the truth, now more than ever."

Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit group that supports gun control, funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, also released a statement criticizing the NRA's video.

"After spending more than 30 million dollars to elect President Donald Trump, the extremist leadership of the NRA won't let the lack of a bogeyman in the White House keep them from fear-mongering — and their latest target is the truth and the journalists who uncover it.

"The hypocrisy of the gun manufacturers' lobby… cannot be overstated and given this history, it should be no surprise that they fear a strong and independent press," the statement said.

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