For your second NRA-related post of the day and a good closeout thread for a calm Friday: That shadowy, depraved group of ill-begotten über-influence (because of, you know, their casual 5 million members) to which the liberal media often darkly refers as the “gun lobby” is having its annual meeting in Indianapolis this weekend — and VP Wayne LaPierre wasn’t pulling punches this afternoon, via RCP:

Rather than expose government dishonesty and scandal, the media elites whitewash it all,” he said. “Move on, they tell us, there’s nothing to see here, don’t worry. One of America’s greatest threats is a national news media that fails to provide a level playing field in this country for the truth. Americans just like you are on to that fact.  They know now it’s all entertainment, it’s ratings, its personal celebrity, it’s the next sensational story. And the deliberate spinning and purposeful use of words and language. Truth be damned to advance their own agenda. And here’s how you know they’re lying, they still call themselves journalists. They’ve never been honest about the NRA. They hate us just for saying out loud and sticking up for what we believe in our hearts. As if we have no right to do that. So they try to ridicule us into oblivion or shame us into submission. But their moral indignation should be directed right into their own makeup mirrors. The media’s intentional corruption of the truth is an abomination.