In their desperation, the far-left in the media are editing tape and misinterpreting events in order to promote the false claim that gun rights supports “heckled” Neil Heslin, a father of one of the Newtown massacre victims. For example, behold MSNBC’s Larry O’Donnell go completely bugnuts:
And here’s Cenk Uygur (note: if you don’t know who he is, don’t feel bad. He got booted from MSNBC; he couldn’t get a real job, so went to Current TV) *massively* warping the actual events:
And other media:
Do a Google news search for “Heslin” and “heckle,” and boy howdy will you find a *lot* of media groupthink.
Now, what *actually* happened? Heslin spoke for 15 minutes or so to a respectful silence from the audience… and repeatedly asked the audience questions. Finally, after some *direct* demands of the audience to answer questions, some did. When you ask an audience to respond, and they do, there are two things to keep in mind:
1) They’re not “heckling” if you have invited them to respond
2) If multiple unrelated people in a crowd start responding at once, you cannot expect clear oratory, but overlapping soundbites.
The full event is here:
The man *demanded* a response, and he got about 5 seconds worth of response (from about 15:32 to 15:37 in the above video). That was enough for the media to declare “heckling.”