(Breitbart) Speaking at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention on Friday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused the mainstream media of allowing President Barack Obama to exploit tragedies like Newtown to push for more gun control and defended the pro-Second Amendment organization that has been vilified after the gun-related incidents.

Palin pointed out the same media that “tore apart” former President George W. Bush for using images of the 9/11 attacks in ads now serve as cheerleaders for Obama, whom she accused of using the victims of tragedies like Newtown as “backdrops in his perpetual campaign-style press events.”

“That same media is now a reliable, poodle-skirted cheerleader for a president who writes the book on exploiting tragedy,” Palin said.

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