OK, who blabbed? We weren’t supposed to let the gun muggles know that there’s a – *gulp* – black man who likes guns, actually owns a few (legally!) and works with the NRA. Can you imagine the narrative-shattering blowback if that kind of thing gets out? Oh well. Too late. The investigative sleuths at latimes.com somehow managed to dig him up and it’s out there now. That scoop’s right up there with the unmasking of Deep Throat. “At 29, he’s not old. Nor is he fat — he’s slender and stylishly dressed with sneakers made by Prada. He’s also not white.” Not…white? Quelle horreur! All they left out was #traitortohisrace . . .
That’s not really fair. The unwieldy-monikered Molly Hennesy-Fiske actually does a pretty straight-down-the-middle job of profiling everyone’s favorite cross-cultural urban outreach spokesman for firearms and the Second Amendment for the Times’s now terrified, latte-spitting Santa Monica readership.
Sure, she mentions that he’s come in for abuse from a lot of the usual suspects on the anti-rights left.
Now some in the black community have denounced Noir for what they say is selling out to the white pro-gun establishment, with critiques posted on theroot.com and the Black Entertainment Television website.
But Hennesy-Fiske didn’t even ask anyone at the NAACP or the Violence Policy Center for a “balancing” comment. What are the odds?