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NRA to 'New York Times': We're coming for you

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 8/5/2017 Ryan W. Miller
NRA and Bill of Rights supporters participate in a counter protest at the Women's March protest in front of the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va. © Mary Mathis, USA TODAY NRA and Bill of Rights supporters participate in a counter protest at the Women's March protest in front of the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va.

In an ad for the National Rifle Association, spokeswoman Dana Loesch has a strong warning for The New York Times.

"We're coming for you," she says in the video that attacks the Times as fake news and an "untrustworthy, dishonest rag."

Claiming the Times protects its "Democrat overlords," refuses to accept real truths and claims to be fact-based journalism, Loesch promises the NRA will "laser focus" on the newspaper.

But it's another line in the video that has media personalities and Loesch fighting via Twitter.

"Consider this the proverbial shot across your proverbial bow. We're going to fisk The New York Times," Loesch claims to say. 

However, multiple reporters tweeted that Loesch said "We're going to fist The New York Times."

According to the Harper Collins dictionary, fisk is slang for "to refute or criticize (a journalistic article or blog) point by point."

In a fuller version of the ad, closed captioning shows the word "fisk," but "#ClenchedFistofTruth" was tweeted with the video, possibly sparking the confusion.

Loesch took to Twitter, too, blaming reporters for mistaking her words.

The ad, posted to Twitter Thursday, isn't the first time one of Loesch's videos has prompted pushback. In June, some progressives thought that another one of Loech's NRA ads promoted violence against liberals

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