NRA board member Ted Nugent claimed that he was a victim of “hate speech” on March 31 after he attacked Parkland student shooting victims on March 30 (video below).
Nugent claimed that the “evidence is irrefutable” that the Parkland student survivors “have no soul,” on Newsmax’s “The Joe Pags Show,” noted Media Matters:
The dumbing down of America is manifested in the culture deprivation of our academia that have taught these kids the lies, media that have prodded and encouraged and provided these kids lies.
I really feel sorry for them because it’s not only ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it’s soulless. To attack the good law-abiding families of America when well known predictable murderers commit these horrors is deep in the category of soulless.
These poor children, I’m afraid to say this and it hurts me to say this, but the evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul.
After the backlash overwhelmed the former rock star, Nugent whined in a rambling Facebook video, reported Media Matters:
I was told, coming out of a firestorm, a firestorm of guitar solo magic, that I was trending on Facebook because somehow, some dishonest, lying idiots claimed that my identifying, accurately and honestly, those in the gun control marches who call people who don’t agree with them child murderers — now if I called you a child murderer without having any evidence, that would be hate speech. So they are guilty of hate speech.
I merely identified that you have to have mush for brains to accept, blindly accept, the propaganda from the gun-hating, freedom-hating, America-hating, liberal Democrat left media. And who out there believes that so much of the media – who believes CNN, anybody? MSNBC, anybody? ABC, CBS, NBC?
Certainly Media Matters, really? Boy, what a hypocritical title that is. Media Matters, MoveOn.Org, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Huffington punks, who believes these people?
So they claimed that it’s hate speech to identify the hate of people that call us child murderers, because we don’t believe in banning guns, which won’t save any lives.
So they’re so blinded by their hate, and their mushy brains have so robotically accepted the propaganda ministry’s lies and deceit, that they’re hate isn’t hate. My identifying their hate, is hate. What the hell? So I stand by my words.