This week, state lawmakers in Hartford, Conn., held hearings about last month’s school massacre in Newtown. Rather than report on what actually happened and give both sides a fair story, media outlets declared that callous gun nuts had “heckled” a bereaved parent. The story went viral.
But oopsie … actual video of the event shows the man was NOT heckled. The media ::gasp!:: MADE IT UP.
Watch the video starting at the 15:00 minute mark.
Heslin, whose little boy was killed in the massacre, asked a question of the audience.
- Heslin: Is there 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?
Nobody said anything for 5 seconds as he looked around the room waiting for a response.
- Heslin: And not one person can answer that question or give me an answer.
- Audience members: [unintelligible] The Second Amendment shall not be infringed.
- Heslin: Alright.
- Lawmaker: Please no comments while Mr. Heslin is speaking. Or we’ll clear the room. Mr. Heslin please continue.
Despite this clear and indisputable evidence that the so-called “gun nuts” had actually been POLITE, some (like Piers Morgan) could not bring themselves to admit the obvious.
I thought this was over yesterday. The “it’s a lie” story @ http://theweek.com/article/index/239391/the-bogus-news-story-about-the-sandy-hook-hecklers is dated Jan 29th. The Piers Morgan reply tweet above is time and date stamped in the wee hours of the 30th.
Today, January 31st, at 4:30 in the AFTERNOON, I was visually targeted by this absolutely shameless assault headline at AOL:
On further reflection, I have to wonder if the whole thing was a set-up.
If you watch the video, the smack down – “Please no comments while Mr. Heslin is speaking. Or we’ll clear the room. Mr. Heslin please continue.” – sounds inappropriate and contrived. Listen for yourself …. do you see what I mean?
It really stinks like Heslin and that smack-down lawmaker were in cahoots with the media outlet that cooked up the “heckling” story in the first place, that Heslin asked the question intending to get heckled and that the lawmaker was primed to provide the “shut up or we’ll clear the room” smack down.
Problem was … those wingnut 2d Amendment supporters were too dang polite to make it really work for them … not that the Left-wing Media Arm of the Socialist-Democrats of America ever lets a small thing like The Truth interfere with their narrative!