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Outrageous: How the Media Lied about Newtown ‘hecklers’

Posted by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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Posted at 2:07 pm on January 29, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments

National and international media are up in arms today over the story of Neil Heslin, father of slain Sandy Hook student Jesse Lewis, being heckled yesterday during a Connecticut legislative meeting. During his testimony, in which he called for stricter gun control measures, Heslin was reportedly interrupted by shouts from Second Amendment activists:

“The Second Amendment!” was shouted a couple of times by as many as a dozen gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his slain 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state.

Except no. Not really. MSNBC is propping up its story with a blatantly edited video. In fact, Heslin was not heckled. Gun rights advocates in the audience indeed voiced their support for the Second Amendment — after he asked why anyone would need “assault-style weapons or high-capacity clips.” You’d never know based on the MSNBC version, which completely cut out the footage of Heslin’s question.

Fortunately, Twitchy has obtained the full, unedited video, which you can view for yourself below (relevant portion starts at the 15-minute mark):

Transcript:

“I ask if there’s anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question … why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips. [Pause, waiting for response.]  Not one person can answer that question.”

Audience members:  ”[Unintelligible] Second Amendment shall not be infringed” (audience members did not have a microphone, so had to speak up).

Public official: “Please no comments while Mr. Heslin is speaking. Or we’ll clear the room. Mr. Heslin please continue.”

Heslin waited for a response. And when he got that response, it wasn’t Heslin who registered outrage — it was the media.

Let’s be clear: this wasn’t about having compassion for a man who tragically lost his son; this was strictly about pushing a political agenda. Out of more than 17 minutes of footage, the kneejerk media focused exclusively on the non-existent “heckling.” Not on Heslin’s plea for a change in gun control policy. Not on his sorrow over never being able to spend another moment with his beloved son and “best friend.” To the media, this was nothing more than a chance to exploit one man’s raw emotions in order to gin up outrage.

And it’s utterly despicable.

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by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:49 PM

BUMP!

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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Seems to be happening more and more.  They throw a lie out there and that's what most believe.

Imacakebaker
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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 No way. They edited video to further an agenda??  I don't belive it!!  Not MSNBC.. 

 

 

stacymomof2
by Bronze Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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lol.  So you are saying that he asked the question looking for an answer from the audience?  That is just silly, really.  He wasn't looking for an answer.  people are not supposed to answer speakers at a public hearing, they will get a chance to have their say as well.  That is what a public gearing IS.

This doesn't change anything.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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The victims father was 100% heckled

He made his statement and in return some right winger with a hard on for guns starts foaming at the mouth with ghe oppurtunity to scream his love for their beloved killing machines

The people that defend it have no respect and no honor

These are the same people that are harassing victim's families as being "crisis actors"

They are really disgusting


Quoting stacymomof2:

lol.  So you are saying that he asked the question looking for an answer from the audience?  That is just silly, really.  He wasn't looking for an answer.  people are not supposed to answer speakers at a public hearing, they will get a chance to have their say as well.  That is what a public gearing IS.

This doesn't change anything.

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DianeRyd
by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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The gun people are all disgusting

29again
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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PMSNBC got caught AGAIN??  This is at least the third time they have been caught red-handed trying to completely change the facts, without realizing that others have those facts too.  They are complete morons over there...  they have to be, to do something so totally stupid!!  No wonder their ratings are in the crawl space, with the creepie-crawlies.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM
The heckled mans words - at no time does the it lie about the events

A handful of people at the packed legislative hearing then shouted about their Second Amendment rights when Heslin asked if anyone could provide a reason for a civilian to own an assault-style weapon.

"We're all entitled to our own opinions and I respect their opinions and their thoughts," Heslin said. "But I wish they'd respect mine and give it a little bit of thought."
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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Zero facts were changed

The man was heckled

Fox is the channel that edits to tell lies


Quoting 29again:

PMSNBC got caught AGAIN??  This is at least the third time they have been caught red-handed trying to completely change the facts, without realizing that others have those facts too.  They are complete morons over there...  they have to be, to do something so totally stupid!!  No wonder their ratings are in the crawl space, with the creepie-crawlies.

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29again
by Gold Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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Whatever.  Like I really care what you have to say.  You don't say anything new, ever.  You only have the same few tired predictable lines.  This network has been proven to lie before, more than once.  But go on and defend a liar....  the proof is out there, to show what really happened.  Thank God that there are enough sane people out there who can see the truth!


ps.  Not everyone who is conservative watches fox.  please stop assuming that I watch fox.  I don't watch news on tv, it is lies, as proven by the example in the OP. 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Zero facts were changed

The man was heckled

Fox is the channel that edits to tell lies


Quoting 29again:

PMSNBC got caught AGAIN??  This is at least the third time they have been caught red-handed trying to completely change the facts, without realizing that others have those facts too.  They are complete morons over there...  they have to be, to do something so totally stupid!!  No wonder their ratings are in the crawl space, with the creepie-crawlies.


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