NRATV added KKK hoods to beloved children's TV characters. It sparked the end of the network itself.
Research ››› ››› CYDNEY HARGIS
Turmoil within the National Rifle Association was on full display during its 2019 annual meeting, when President Oliver North was forced out of his position amid reports of infighting and budget deficits and accusations of financial improprieties. The extremist pro-gun organization has been in chaos for months, and the infighting spilled into public view in March following the publication of a report on the exorbitant amount of money the NRA spends on a media operation, NRATV, that aired a particularly odious segment leaving several board members and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre “livid and embarrassed.” In June, the NRA suspended its second-in-command Chris Cox following an alleged coup attempt against LaPierre. Now the NRA and ad firm Ackerman McQueen, which produced NRATV, are suing each other for tens of millions of dollars while trading salacious allegations of financial misdeeds, which caused the collapse of the network itself.