We must have missed the anti-gun org’s demand that openly anti-gun journalists lose their jobs
This week the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence delivered a petition demanding that journalist Emily Miller be fired. They allege Miller has violated a “code of ethics” by maintaining a pro-gun stance on the air. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Miller spoke at an event put on by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun group, making statements that infuriated anti-gunners everywhere. They accuse Miller of advocating violent insurrection when she stated that “There’s the ‘cold, dead fingers’ option” if the organization’s political activism is unsuccessful. At the rally, Miller told attendees that the District of Columbia “…is not part of America, because they don’t recognize the Second Amendment.” . . .
Miller has publicly stood up to control activists for much of her career and has become a vocal mouthpiece for the gun rights movement. The CSGV claims she therefore has no business reporting in their area. “[Miller has] no business serving as the “chief investigative reporter” of a television station covering the region’s affairs because she speaks out against the “democratically-enacted gun laws of the District of Columbia and Maryland,” according to a press release put out by the CSGV.
The CSGV states that in its code of ethics, the Society of Professional Journalists states that journalists should “act independently” by avoiding “conflicts of interest, real or perceived” and “political…activities that may compromise integrity or impartiality.”