Anderson Cooper asks why ‘heckled’ Sandy Hook father was ‘shouted down,’ immediately deletes tweet

“Real journalists” really, really want the story of the Sandy Hook father who was “heckled” by gun rights supporters to be true, even though it most definitely is not. There’s no basis for perpetuating the lie at this point, and even some lefty outlets like Slate, after watching the unedited video, are admitting they got the story wrong. Did CNN’s Anderson Cooper just get the memo? Tonight he tweeted that father Neil Heslin was “shouted down,” and then deleted the tweet.

shouted-down

That wasn’t so hard, was it?

Gun-grabber Piers “Musket” Morgan, outraged over the “heckling” incident that didn’t happen, is scheduled to have Heslin on his show tonight. Will Cooper pass along his newfound knowledge of the truth?

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Moby claims ‘utterly despicable’ NRA heckled Newtown father

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’

  • Netmilsmom

    Thank you Twitchy. Cooper may have been late and it may have only been because you held his feet to the fire, but he did retract. You go! Get on Morgan now!

    • bluewaternavy

      Wouldbe better if Cooper had actually seen the video-then tweeted. It could have saved him a lot of ridicule.

      • Lord Foggybottom

        Would be better if Cooper resigned and took Morgan with him. They could get married and live on a farm!

        • scott brecht

          farming requires work.

          • BlueGood

            No work on their farm, they’d only breed each other…..

            Now to Michelle M…BOOM BOOM BOOM on the Cooper…LMAO!

            Good one Lady!

          • http://www.facebook.com/handiman48229 Patrick Allegood

            Not if you are a jackass like them…..

          • Teddi

            Cooper, Morgan and Brock on the farm…

            ..adds a new twist to squealing pig doesn’t it ?

          • http://www.facebook.com/rightbill.kammerer Rightbill Kammerer

            Don’t insult pigs…

        • bluewaternavy

          I’d feel sorry for any farm with them on it. To say nothing of the poor animals there..but I agree!

        • Dean Conaway

          Why would you wish that on a Farm?

        • Bud-Kathy Jones

          George Orwell’s Animal Farm?

        • David Shrock

          Bad mental image, give me a moment to gouge out my minds eye..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Seeking truth over invective? That’s so “old school” journalism.

        • bluewaternavy

          Yes, I know…but I’m an optimist. 😉

    • Teddi

      Good ole teabagging Anderson Cooper, guess he had his “hands full” and hit the wrong text keys, maybe slipped over to the wrong keys would be more precise…

      Piers “Musket” Morgan should have Anderson Cooper and David Brock on his show so all three can talk about which lubricants they will use after the left succeeds in shutting down the petroleum industry…

  • rk

    Wow. Good job. We need to make them all a little more attentive

    • beebop1952

      Attentive? How about we hold them to the standards of TRUTH?

  • bkeyser

    The easy dodge for these “real reporters” is to say that they were mislead by a dishonest editing of the video by NBC. Wonder why they won’t say that…

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      You know what they call “dishonest” editing over at NBC? Editing.

      • WayneX

        Same thing they did to Zimmerman.. “editing”..

      • WayneX

        Same thing they did to Zimmerman.. “editing”..

  • http://twitter.com/standsomemore StandSomeMore

    methinks the heckling of the lame-street media should commence immediately and not end. ever.

  • JM_in_WASH

    No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. Even with the upcoming changes, it’s reporting like this that is going to flush them full monty.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Anderson Pooper. Pooper. Get it? You know, cause he’s full of shit? Ya get it? Ya get it? You don’t get it…

  • d1comment

    These CNN guys are trying to show Jeff Zucker how biased they are… hoping to be kept on the job. Hey JZucker look at me…

  • sybilll

    Michelle and Twitchy Team, Andrew is probably laughing his ass off. TY for carrying out his vision! Job well done!
    #War

  • RichardBlaine

    A “public hearing” wherein the public is not to be heard.

  • Snoop8765

    Cooper was hoping to perpetuate the false leftist narrative … Better luck next time Andy

  • Mica

    There was really no point to that. For other reporters, yes. But, for Anderson, no. When he sees a mistake, he corrects it.

  • nugentsright

    Now this is what I call REAL JOURNALISM – Go Michelle!!

  • Indynana Watcher

    I am SHOCKED! Not that cooper lied- but that he didn’t try to blame a republican – or more apt Blame Bush….

  • HarshViciousRealist

    It’s time to take the fight to these evil and complicit Obama-loving media wh*res. Storm the studios! No prisoners!

  • http://twitter.com/marinemomx2 b herrera moore

    Beautiful!!! A devil exposed, is a devil defeated…..sorry Coop, you devil you.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Nice job, Twitchy.

  • http://twitter.com/CharCat_Denekas Charlotte Denekas

    Michelle this story is all over the internet. The media is still lying about it..

  • lgaston83

    This is only the beginning of worse things to come. Just wait, we will be seeing an abundance of heckling, only the “pro-gun” supporters with catch the blame for starting such problems! It’s coming!!! We have to keep exposing them to the fullest! Thanks Michelle!

  • Jeff Eller

    Sounds just like Biden saying he heard the shots when the Ahmish kids were shot while he was golfing 1/4 mile away in 1996? Closest golf course is 6 miles and he wasnt there that day. PATHETIC! Never waste a good crisis, rightt?

  • [email protected]

    this kind of stuff really needs to stop theirs alot of young kids out there that fall pray to this crap

  • http://twitter.com/Skitterwalk Marcus

    All I can say is thanks Michelle…

  • Texas Two Step

    Way to go Michelle!!!! Go git em!!! I’m proud of you because you stayed on top of it and you were able to bring down two liars at once. Whoo Hoo!

  • Drew Longview

    I love me some Michelle Malkin twitchy action. What a great idea.

  • Isabella1709

    What ever happened to “verify” with these leftist commentators on TV? What the devil are they teaching in journalism school these days?

    • redstorm928

      well first they would have to go to journalism school…which Cooper didn’t do

  • Jeff Alan

    This story dropped off the radar fast. I haven’t heard any retractions from any of the networks that ran stories on that “heckling” bullshit. Good on Malkin for keeping these lefties accountable to their words (namely, their lies).

  • Gallatin

    CNN “Crooked News Network”
    CNN “Calumny News Network
    CNN “Cockeyed News Network”
    CNN “Crass News Network”
    CNN “Contemptible News Network”
    CNN “Chickenshit News Network”

    • Kitty

      Communist News Network
      Clinton News Network

    • SteveM

      CNN “Canard News Network”

      • http://twitter.com/TomBBY Tom Pilcher

        CNN = Clearly NOT NEWS

      • http://twitter.com/TomBBY Tom Pilcher

        CNN = Clearly NOT NEWS

    • SteveM

      Classless News Network

    • John Free

      Communist Not News….

    • WayneX

      Corrupted Nasty Network

    • WayneX

      Corrupted Nasty Network

    • col

      You forgot CNN Communist News Network

    • col

      You forgot CNN Communist News Network

  • Texas Two Step

    Way to go Michelle! Go git em! I’m so proud of you for taking on the top two liars and bringing them down! Good job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1504158578 Mark Cooper

    Why are all the tweets dated tomorrow?

  • Renny

    You are the Brietbart of Twitter, Twitchy! Keep on the propagandists.

    • WayneX

      You gotta be careful MM. Remember what happened to B.

    • WayneX

      You gotta be careful MM. Remember what happened to B.

  • Michael R Bardsley

    I think it would be cool if you could sue the media for civil damages for misreporting a story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sherry.eddy Sherry Eddy

    Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, who are they, really? They are no one important to a person who is busting their ass making a living, paying ever higher taxes, sending kids to college, keeping your head above water. Oh, and let’s not forget Obamacare. You liberal asses have no idea what it’s like to carry your own weight, plus pay for everyone else! Give us a break already!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Oledurty Oledurty

    You would think that a CIA agent would know more about doublespeak/doublethink. Read up on your Orwell.

  • Jack Deth

    Mantra of the liberal media:

    “Do the damage first. Apologize only when forced to later!”

    • WayneX

      Apologize only if caught red-handed.

    • WayneX

      Apologize only if caught red-handed.

  • Kitty

    Anderson Cooper and “Purse Musket” Morgan are both tools!

  • VaninCT

    I was at the Gun Control Hearings yesterday, and I would like to file a
    defamation of character lawsuit against every news agency for falsely
    accusing me/us for heckling this father yesterday at the hearings….I
    was there, it didn’t happen! the raw feed shows it, but some media
    outlets are reporting that he was heckled….I find that to be a
    personal attack on my character, and I demand restitution, not only for
    me, but for every Pro Second Amendment supporter there yesterday that
    testified…anyone want to take a case??

    • ‘Elizabeth Gallaway’

      Damn! I wish I were a lawyer. I’d take it in a heartbeat!

    • ‘Elizabeth Gallaway’

      Damn! I wish I were a lawyer. I’d take it in a heartbeat!

  • Breeze

    Anderson Cooper trash journalism…people like him are just journalistic “jokes”

  • C Yvette Hinojosa-Holloway

    GF! I love YOU!! MICHELLE FOR POTUS!!!

  • John Janecek

    Thank You, @Twitchyteam

  • GaylePutt

    Thank you Michelle for holding these goofs accountable. If they have to lie to advance their agenda…. could it be it’s the wrong agenda? Deplorable.

  • JohnHWatson

    Whew!!!! The world is so much better now that Cooper has addressed the situation. You guys are awesome!

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      I know acceptance of lies is now an honorable position to hold in life, now, isn’t it.

    • Maximus Max

      Somehow it appears the point sailed high in your case…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGDXCJIJNV23V52UO6KGT6OO7M David

    They lie all the time .

  • HARP2

    The communists must be getting scared the peasants don`t buy into their BS.

    • BeeKaaay

      Nope they just double down.

      more laws. more propagandizing.

  • Tom

    Is it true that the sandy hook assassin did NOT use an assault rifle? I heard it was 4 handguns that were used to kill the innocent. So if that IS true, HOW much money was spent in TIME and Resources to ram this gun bill through? Just how much waste is out there.. really….

    • prado4587

      Better to get gun owners to do a better job locking up their guns than the CT shooter’s mom did…

    • Eric Hutchison

      The stories have conflicted from day one. Some sources say the rifle was used, others say it was left in the car and he only used handguns. I’m not sure what the real truth is, and it honestly shouldn’t matter. No gun ban is going to stop gun crimes or murders by guns.

    • WayneX

      Very TRUE. Even so, they kept babbling on that he used an assault rifle.. the one that was in the trunk of the car! Must be magic..

    • WayneX

      Very TRUE. Even so, they kept babbling on that he used an assault rifle.. the one that was in the trunk of the car! Must be magic..

  • bugupyourbutt

    So he tweeted, “immediately” realized he’d made a mistake so “immediately” deleted it and you call that news? Really?…ummmm….yawn. You reek of desperation.

    • TocksNedlog

      He LIED, and then retracted his LIE, neither acknowledging his LIE nor noting it’s retraction.

  • paulainsc

    Thank you for staying on this one Michelle and Twitchy. Call them out when they falsify reports for their own agenda!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debra-Carnrike-Heathman/100000419769683 Debra Heathman

    Anderson , you chicken squeeze !

  • Charles

    The radical left is so determined to push their lies and force gun control over the 2nd amendment rights it is comical. The far far left radical socialists have stooped so low as to threaten LEGAL GUN AND AMMUNITION makers with the loss of financing or action from federal regulators and EPA regulation harassment just to stop people from owning guns of any type. They are trying to force Obama to use ILLEGAL executive orders dealing with 2nd amendment rights and even into their 1st amendment right to speak. Their agenda is NOT built on truth or concern for tragedies like Sandy Hook. It is the SOCIALIST AGENDA of taking all guns from American’s for the purpose of CONTROL, IF the American people are unarmed then the government can force compliance at every whim. I applaude Ms. Malkin for speaking the truth LOUD AND CLEAR!

  • darcy922

    Twitchy..Keep up the good work..That will teach him !

  • lainer51

    Coop’s daytime show is getting cancelled; if only the communist news network had the same sense.

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    Yellow Stream Media FAIL. Again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001636800284 Dennis Vest

    Liberal, lying news media? My goodness, who would have thought such? Cooper is almost as bad as Dan “I Make Up My Own Documents” Rather…

  • SilverWun

    Cooper is a sad shadow of a man.

  • SilverWun

    Cooper is a sad shadow of a man.

  • alpharob

    Twitter is a bad communication medium for lefties. Their pre-conceived bias often gets them in a bind when they comment on an issue in the rapid-fire Twitterverse

  • alpharob

    Twitter is a bad communication medium for lefties. Their pre-conceived bias often gets them in a bind when they comment on an issue in the rapid-fire Twitterverse

  • Samh09

    Great job, Michelle!!!

  • Samh09

    Great job, Michelle!!!

  • TheGazeAblaze

    He must have been trying to impress his boyfriend!!

  • TheGazeAblaze

    He must have been trying to impress his boyfriend!!

  • http://twitter.com/blogbat מרטין

    That liberal media is liberal is unsurprising; that right-leaning voters so often swallow it is appalling.

    • TocksNedlog

      Huh???

    • TocksNedlog

      Huh???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQV6LLZGVXGV5JAZOYQYDPWH64 Brando

    Maybe I’m old fashioned,but shouldn’t an apology actually contain the words “I’m sorry”, or some other honest expression of regret? And even some offer to make it right, if possible? I’m sure that Patton Oswalt’s hate filled rant doesn’t count. I’ve had to give an apology before, and it sure doesn’t sound like that.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    If Andy and “Musket” Morgan told the truth in the first place, You idiots wouldn’t get this kind of criticism. THIS IS A NO-BRAINER ALERT! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • lpip215

    Admonish:
    1 a: to indicate duties or obligations to; b: to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner
    2 : to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to.
    It’s sad that Mr. Cooper spent all those years in college studying, yet never aquired the art of how to write a proper retraction. A retraction that is as clear and precise as the lie which prompted it.
    I thought a better understanding of the word “admonish” might prove beneficial for some of those who read Mr. Cooper’s articles and chose to believe the “heckling” allegations made by him. Get the point, Mr. Morgan. Remember when writing any story gentleman, when getting the facts, if you don’t get them right, you don’t get them. Get it?

  • lpip215

    Admonish:
    1 a: to indicate duties or obligations to; b: to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner
    2 : to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to.
    It’s sad that Mr. Cooper spent all those years in college studying, yet never aquired the art of how to write a proper retraction. A retraction that is as clear and precise as the lie which prompted it.
    I thought a better understanding of the word “admonish” might prove beneficial for some of those who read Mr. Cooper’s articles and chose to believe the “heckling” allegations made by him. Get the point, Mr. Morgan. Remember when writing any story gentleman, when getting the facts, if you don’t get them right, you don’t get them. Get it?

  • Troy Laack

    I’m opposed to any gun ban but trying to make headlines out of a tweet that someone removed is kind of absurd. Twitter and Facebook are not news sources. In some instances it takes a while to find out the whole truth. Remember “Dewey defeats Truman?” I remember a few years back, like 2006 or 2007, that American soldiers in Iraq found components that are used to make WMDs, not full WMDs, but still components. It wasn’t widely reported but it was reported. You should have put Sean Penn’s feet to the fire on that one.

    • TocksNedlog

      Does Anderson Cooper present himself as a news source, Yes or No?

    • TocksNedlog

      Does Anderson Cooper present himself as a news source, Yes or No?

  • Troy Laack

    I’m opposed to any gun ban but trying to make headlines out of a tweet that someone removed is kind of absurd. Twitter and Facebook are not news sources. In some instances it takes a while to find out the whole truth. Remember “Dewey defeats Truman?” I remember a few years back, like 2006 or 2007, that American soldiers in Iraq found components that are used to make WMDs, not full WMDs, but still components. It wasn’t widely reported but it was reported. You should have put Sean Penn’s feet to the fire on that one.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jon.a.hartz jonhartz

    Gotta love how Morgen inserts himself into everything he can, obviously needs the attention and ratings…..sleaze…

  • https://www.facebook.com/jon.a.hartz jonhartz

    Gotta love how Morgen inserts himself into everything he can, obviously needs the attention and ratings…..sleaze…

  • Pinky Nixon

    Media make a mistake, therefore gun control is wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-Burnett/1290360872 Jimmy Burnett

    The left wing media is as much to blame for our country going down hill as Obama! IMO they are both the enemy of this country.