(CNSNews.com) -- During her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, conservative author, radio host, and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch questioned why CNN does not host town halls for the "thousands of grieving black mothers in Chicago every weekend" whose sons and daughters are the victims of rampant gun violence. She also wondered why they don't hold televised town halls for the victims of illegal aliens in sanctuary cities. "I call BS!" she added.
“My late friend and mentor once said, ‘If you can’t sell liberty, you suck,’ and that’s true," said Loesch, the official spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association. "So let’s have a conversation about last night [CNN’s gun-control town hall], shall we?"
“Now I’m going to say something that some people are going to say is controversial," said Loesch. "I’ll say it really slowly, so all the people [media] on the platform in the back can hear me loud and clear."
"Many in legacy media love mass shootings," she said. "You guys love it. I’m not saying you love the tragedy. But I am saying that you love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you, to many in the legacy media in the back."
"And notice I said crying white mothers because there are thousands of grieving black mothers in Chicago every weekend and you don’t see town halls for them do you?" she said. "Where’s the CNN town hall for Chicago? Where’s the CNN town hall for sanctuary cities?"
“Where was the CNN town hall for Jamile Shaw Sr. , whose son was murdered by someone who entered the country illegally, and had been deported repeatedly?" said Loesch. "Where was his voice?"
"Where was the voice of those Junior ROTC members last night, CNN? If it bleeds, it leads, doesn’t it?" she said. "I’m really looking at a lot of the legacy media back there on the platform."
"You can write whatever you want about me," she said. "You can come find me in the hallways, you can scream at me, you can try to confront me. But I’m here, we’re here, and we’re not going anywhere. I call BS!”