The truth about the “heckling” incident that wasn’t is gradually making its way around social media, but not everyone has caught up yet. Piers Morgan is still pushing the idea that Neil Heslin was “shouted down” by a pro-gun mob, and Lawrence O’Donnell has pinned the “heckling” on “gun nuts.”
Moby? He’s blaming the NRA for doing the heckling after reading about the incident at Politics USA. Politics USA, in turn, got its version of events from MSNBC’s Martin Bashir. Bashir? He was interviewing Democrat strategist Julian Epstein, who assumed the “hecklers” were planted by the NRA. “This shows just, I think, how extreme and outrageous the NRA — and I assume the hecklers were NRA moles — how they’ve become,” Epstein told Bashir.
fuck you, nra, you are despicable.-NRA Heckles Father of Newtown Victim- politicususa.com/nra-tactics-fi… via @politicususa
— moby (@thelittleidiot) January 29, 2013
@thelittleidiot @politicususa you’re on spot #nra sucks heckling victims
— Steve Lambert (@Bosteve) January 29, 2013
@thelittleidiot @politicususa NRA = worst group of people in the history of man. Absolute ASSHOLES
— Clark (@ClarkLee1975) January 29, 2013
@thelittleidiot @politicususa They’ll swear to their last breath that they’re Christians. Sad, pathetic and shamefl.
— Pat Gallacher (@patgallacher) January 29, 2013
Would the truth make any difference?
@thelittleidiot Heckling implies insult, but none was made.Also, no facts linking the 2A advocate to NRA. Sit down and take a deep breath.
— Mike Llewellyn (@wpbmike) January 29, 2013
@thelittleidiot Good grief Charlie Brown! Lying #MSM pulled the football away again! Wait for it at min 15: youtu.be/R_wKQaWUMGE #Caring
— Joe Medina (@Joe_Yayo) January 29, 2013
Richard Dawkins: How dare you ask me to retract my tweet about ‘heckling’ incident?
‘General Hospital’ actress Nancy Lee Grahn still pushing ‘heckling’ hoax
MSNBC is still lying about fabricated ‘heckling’ incident
Frum plays rape card, defends selective media editing of heckling vid
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell clinging bitterly to Newtown ‘heckling’ story
Hours after heckling hoax was debunked, UPI posts selectively-edited video
David Frum doubles down on ‘heckling’ lie; Update: Triples down
Shock: A few lefty outlets acknowledge media were wrong about Newtown ‘heckling’; Piers Morgan ‘apologizes,’ sort of
Ace of Spades shreds media for perpetuating Newtown heckling hoax
Reuters editor who got Newtown ‘heckling’ story wrong goes on factually-challenged anti-Twitchy rant
Outrageous: How the left-wing media lied about Newtown ‘hecklers’
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/29/moby-claims-utterly-despicable-nra-heckled-newtown-father/