Hilariously awful NRA show lists Hemingway – who shot himself – as hero gun owner

By David Ferguson
Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:23 EDT
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Colion Noir of NRA Noir
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Faced with a youth population who have little interest in gun ownership, the National Rifle Association is trying to seduce its next generation of supporters via a web-only show aimed at millennials.

Sadly, the show — called Noir after host Colion Noir — is something of a mess. Gawker’s Adam Weinstein called it “hilariously bad poser garbage.”

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes did a segment Friday night about the show in which he said, “The NRA would like you to know that they are not a bunch of militia-obsessed Cliven Bundy-loving, bunkered down weirdos obsessing over black helicopters while stockpiling hundreds of guns and spinning conspiracies about the ATF while listening to their Alex Jones Info-Wars podcast.”

He then cut to footage from Noir, in which the eponymous host said of gun ownership, “There’s a heritage, a heritage that had a swag that would put most rappers to shame. There’s no way you can look at a photo of Hemingway hunting in Africa without thinking there’s a reason that ‘the Most Interesting Man in the World’ is pro-gun.”

“So, maybe the NRA want you to think they’re more like Hemingway,” Hayes said, “who, by the way, killed himself with a gun.”

Hayes called Noir, “the greatest piece of unintentional comedy” since the 2014 Idaho Republican gubernatorial debate.

Watch the video, embedded below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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