Fox Reporter, NRA Advocate Emily Miller Exaggerated Home Invasion Story
In keeping with our current theme of people on TV that are demonstrably full of shit and should never be listened to, Fox 5 reporter and NRA advocate Emily Miller is – *sunglasses* – under fire after the Washington Post discovered the “home invasion” that incited her pro-second amendment stance and subsequent book Emily Gets Her Gun: … But Obama Wants to Take Yours (actual title) never happened:
A document from the D.C. police department shows that Emily Miller, the chief investigative reporter for WTTG-TV (Fox 5), didn’t fall victim to a home invasion on New Year’s Day 2010 as she has told various interviewers in recent years, including some gun-rights lobbying groups. Instead, Miller spotted someone leaving the property as she returned from walking a dog.
There’s more. In recounting the episode, Miller has claimed that she confronted a veritable crime syndicate.
After the man left, I was still suspicious so I went inside, grabbed my Blackberry and clicked on the icon for the camera. I walked down the street, and as I turned the corner, I saw about 15 scruffy young men standing around two pickup trucks. We were at the end of a woody, dead-end road.
That account comes from a well-read Washington Times series titled “Emily Gets Her Gun,” which Miller parlayed into a book titled, “Emily Gets Her Gun . . . But Obama Wants to Take Yours.”
But the 15-person-strong band of scruffies doesn’t make the supplemental report’s description.
Normally, this would be the part where I grow a giant gun control boner and froth at the mouth, yesterday I read about an Arkansas Republican who “rehomed” his two adopted daughters to a man who then raped one of them and when asked about it, he quoted fucking scripture, so already this whole lying about a home invasion to justify the proliferation of guns shit seems quaint by comparison. In fact, if Republicans promised to stick to lying about guns instead of giving adopted children to rapists, I think we may have reached a compromise here. Shit, I’ll even write the slogan:
Guns Everywhere! (Or We Give Our Adopted Kids To Rapists) #GOP2016
h/t The Frisky