NRA Official Accuses Media of Sensationalizing Trayvon Martin Story

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NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre accused the media of "sensational" reporting from Florida and criticized the coverage of gun issues on Saturday at the NRA's annual meeting. "Everyday victims aren't celebrities. They don't draw ratings, don't draw sponsors. But sensational reporting from Florida does. In the aftermath of one of Florida's many daily tragedies, my phone has been 'ringing off the hook' with calls from reporters," he said. La Pierre also listed several other killings across the country that have been ignored in the wake of the Martin case.

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