Moby claims ‘utterly despicable’ NRA heckled Newtown father

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.

Would the truth make any difference?

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Frum plays rape card, defends selective media editing of heckling vid

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell clinging bitterly to Newtown ‘heckling’ story

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David Frum doubles down on ‘heckling’ lie; Update: Triples down

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  • digitalPimple

    Do journalists take any ethics courses in college? Really is a huge need for this. Should be required.

    • Avey Owyns

      Ethics? College? The ‘ethics’ taught in universities is moral relativism … which is exactly what journalists (the left) practice.

    • eyeopener

      if they do they suck at it

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    I commented to Politics USA at 9:15 this morning about their selective editing. Surprisingly, my comment is still there but, unsuprisingly, the story has NOT been updated with any retraction or acknowledgement of the ‘error’. Seems like after all the other editing fails the MSM has been caught at they would learn.

  • Michelle

    And the award for the Most Accurate and Perfectly Suited Twitter Handle goes to…Moby!

  • Jack Deth

    Psssst, Moby

    You’re about twelve hours behind the debunked curve.

    I wonder how many of these moronic Moby~ites would sell their soul for a firearm when confronted by a mugger, murderer, carjacker or rapist?

    • Tom Bannigan

      Hell, they are not waiting to be mugged. They all feel it’s perfectly ok to shoot anyone conservative.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Moby is a bogus fraud and always has been. Back when Bush was President, this is what he was advocating:

    For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you’re an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion.

    Then you go to an anti-immigration website chat room and ask, “What’s all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?”

    That’s why the verb ‘to moby’ was coined.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Moby is a bogus fraud and always has been. Back when Bush was President, this is what he was advocating:

    For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you’re an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion.

    Then you go to an anti-immigration website chat room and ask, “What’s all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?”

    That’s why the verb ‘to moby’ was coined.

  • 2013_garvey

    I hope the same standard is applied when you right wing extremists start pushing the birther nonsense again…because the same set of “journalistic ethics” you guys are hollering about now applies there too.

    • NCRelite

      Which conservative media outlets were “pushing the birther nonsense”? *crickets*

      • 2013_garvey

        FOX News was not pushing the birther agenda? EVERY conservative blog, didn’t push the birther issue? Listen we can disagree, but your blinders must come off to have an objective convo. If you cant see that, then you are as blind ass those libs you love to hate. You’re no better.

    • TocksNedlog

      How about YOUR ethics?
      Call Moby a liar. Go!

      • 2013_garvey

        As soon as you call every birther airhead a liar, I will proceed to tell you that Moby is a lair. GO!

        • TocksNedlog

          Ya know, this Bob Beckel ‘respond to EVERY question about Obama by asking “What about Bush?”‘ tactic is really starting to get old. This isn’t a verbal prisoner exchange; it’s a discussion about what Moby wrote — period. This “I’ll concede that a left-winger is mistaken ONLY after you first concede that certain right-wingers are wrong about a totally unrelated subject,” crap is just a lame and all-too obvious attempt to ‘keep the playing field level’. Thing is, when one side is attempting to move the goalposts the discussion is already getting skewed.

          Would it really be so hard to write something like this?
          “Moby got on-board with the false narrative without first viewing the unedited video, himself. He should retract his previous statement.”

  • Greg

    Who?

  • Greg

    Who?

  • Txgirlinnh

    Moby is utterly irrelevant as are his opinions

  • Txgirlinnh

    Moby is utterly irrelevant as are his opinions

  • Glenn Harman

    When I’m thinking about a straight shooter, someone who knows what they’re talking about my first thought is Moby. It’s really not his fault, seeing as how the media feeds weak minded fools the emotion churning event and all the simpletons have to do is retweet the lies and misinformation, and suddenly it’s seen as a fact.

  • TocksNedlog

    F*** you, Moby! You are a lying liar that lies.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    Remember when artist were cutting edge and were against the grain and thought outside the box?

  • Herman LaClair

    moby’s a dick.