This could herald a big change in how the conservative media deals with the NRA. Right-leaning tabloids the New York Post and the New York Daily News have come out swinging against the NRA's response to the Newtown massacre, with Saturday cover stories blasting NRA head Wayne LaPierre.
The New York Daily News pulled no punches, calling LaPierre the "Craziest man on earth: Vile NRA nut blames everyone and everything EXCEPT the guns." Their story quotes "heartbroken" Newtown residents who called LaPierre's statements "cruel" and "without conscience."
The New York Post called LaPierre's statements "a bizarre rant." The Post is a part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire along with Fox news. Notably, Murdoch himself has been tweeting in favor of gun control since the massacre, but Fox hasn't followed suit.
LaPierre's statements have drawn serious fire from other conservative sources. Former Republican party chair Michael Steele called the press conference "very disturbing" and "a missed opportunity."