The Campaign to Stop Gun Violence (CSVG) and CNN host Jake Tapper got into a Twitter war over whether or not your humble scribe was booked on The Lead this afternoon to discuss the Metcalf imbroglio. [Click here for the full exchange.] I’m wondering if Tapper was under pressure to cancel my appearance (given that I’m a “insurrectionist & misogynist”) and now denies the interview was ever planned. That doesn’t make much sense, but the only other explanation is that Mr. Tapper and his staff had a failure to communicate. From our end the truth of the matter is pretty simple . . .
Truth be told, CNN producer Elizabeth Chmurak and I exchanged seven emails in all. We also had two rather congenial phone calls. Here’s the last communication:
So there you have it. But the question remains did CNN cave or did a typhoon blow away their plans? In any case, it’s fun to see the antis tussle with a member of the mainstream media over whether or not a gun rights advocate should have access to the airwaves (or whatever they’re called these days). To Jake: anytime bro’. To CSGV: say that to my face. Seriously. Let’s debate this in the open, face-to-face. Ping firstname.lastname@example.org.