After Twitchy’s report, MSNBC is reportedly ‘reviewing’ video of Newtown dad’s testimony

Last night, MSNBC continued to push the falsehood that Neil Heslin, father of one of the children murdered at Sandy Hook, was “heckled” as he delivered testimony at a Connecticut legislative meeting. Today, 19 hours after Twitchy exposed the network’s intentionally deceitful video edits, a WaPo source says MSNBC is “reviewing” the video.

“We’re reviewing the video in question,” says an MSNBC source.

Are we to believe MSNBC didn’t “review” the video while slicing and dicing away the context that showed there was no heckling?

Shameful.

Will MSNBC issue a correction and apologize for deceiving viewers and readers?

As of this morning, an article on the MSNBC website is still titled “Emotional father of Sandy Hook victim heckled at gun hearing.” Twitchy’s clip of Heslin’s testimony is only 17 minutes long — MSNBC has had 19 hours hours to “review” the video. And by “review,” we mean manufacture dizzying spin to explain why edited video reveals a deeper truth that can’t be captured by the full testimony.

WaPo also reports that Heslin didn’t characterize the incident as “heckling.”

In a chat last night on CNN with Piers Morgan, Heslin reports that he wasn’t “fazed” by the episode. “It wasn’t the answer to my question. It was a response,” he said.

Heslin didn’t get the answer he was hoping for when he asked why anyone needs “assault-style weapons.” But when audience members responded “Second Amendment” and “shall not be infringed,”  it was an answer to a question he asked.

Paging Lawrence O’Donnell:

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‘General Hospital’ actress Nancy Lee Grahn still pushing ‘heckling’ hoax

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’

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    What’s to review? The full vid is 17 minutes but the relevant part is less than a minute. No, they want this lie embedded as much as possible in people’s minds so when they quietly acknowledge their ‘mistake’ people will miss it and continue with the lie. They learned a lot form the Treyvon Martin fiasco.

    • Tiffini

      Do you know how many times this makes MSNBC/NBC has edited a video to further their own agenda? I’ve lost count.

      • JINNASH

        No kidding, but there is only one thing I would add. How many times has MSNBC/NBC been CAUGHT editing a video?

        • Tiffini

          good point.

        • GlockG22shoots40s

          How many time have they NOT been caught is the real question… maybe that’s what you meant…..

          • JINNASH

            Actually your close. I did mean to say that they have been caught “x” number of times, with the emphasis on the word “caught”. I have no doubt there are many times when they slipped one by.

        • GlockG22shoots40s

          How many time have they NOT been caught is the real question… maybe that’s what you meant…..

  • BeeKaaay

    Don’t worry, they’ll post a non-apology somewhere in between 2 commercials.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    I suggest the FCC review MSNBC’s broadcast license.

    • journogal

      Unfortunately being a cable network, FCC doesn’t have jurisdiction over them. However, NBC could be looked at by FCC since they are tied to MSNBC, but remember who’s at the helm of government.

      • John 309

        Yes they are financually funded by the Obama administration. So they have licences to lie and fabricate and decieve news to the public. The old saying: Dazzel them with desire or Baffle them with Bull Shit.And they have that down pat.

    • peteee363

      unfourtunately, they do not need one, perhaps cut your cable or dish instead, and dry up thier funding?

      • Lord Foggybottom

        Yeah, it was more of a general statement. The FCC isn’t going to do anything about anybody, whether they could or not – and that’s OK because we do have the First Amendment – so these clowns should be able to say anything they want. However, they should also be held accountable for what they say.

        I canceled my DirecTV 5 years ago and haven’t missed it a bit. The left gets absolutely zero dollars from me. :)

        • Johnny Blade

          Funny how the 1st amendment doesn’t protect the tax exempt status of a church but does protect action by the media that is well beyond a simple bias and now firmly in the realm of propaganda.

        • Johnny Blade

          Funny how the 1st amendment doesn’t protect the tax exempt status of a church but does protect action by the media that is well beyond a simple bias and now firmly in the realm of propaganda.

    • GaryTheBrave

      As you have already read, the FCC has no jurisdiction over cable companies. However, if NBC broadcast the edited video over their broadcast affiliates, each of those affiliates’ licenses could be challenged “in the public interest.”

      • journogal

        NBC is responsible for the editing of the Zimmerman 911 call…but still, remember who is at helm of the government. FCC isn’t going to touch golden boy’s lap dogs.

        • GaryTheBrave

          That’s true.

      • journogal

        NBC is responsible for the editing of the Zimmerman 911 call…but still, remember who is at helm of the government. FCC isn’t going to touch golden boy’s lap dogs.

    • BILLYDEVO

      Yes funny when you say a bad word on tv and full force .Edit video to fit your narrative is just fine

  • b_truit

    “Thou shout not lie.”
    Screw em, let’em rot.

  • JINNASH

    These people really are a bunch of a$$wipes.

  • Blake Waymire

    I expect MSNBC to say: “While the video was edited, the sentiment behind the editing was essentially true and we have no problems with it.”

    • journogal

      Pulling a “Dan Rather”…

    • journogal

      Pulling a “Dan Rather”…

    • JINNASH

      “What difference does it make?”
      I guess they’ll follow Hillary’s example.

  • NachoCheese (D)

    “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on.”
    –Mark Twain

  • Masmani

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    Joseph Goebbels

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Best comment on the Washington Post (not that they have much integrity left either) article refuting MSDNCs lies:
      —–
      MickeyKovars
      9:56 AM EST
      Lawrence O’Donnell should get the Molotov-Vyshinsky award for loyal service to Obama, with ethics to match those of his illustrious Soviet
      predecessors. And MSNBC as a whole should get the Pravda-Tass-Izvestia
      award for service to party and the state. O’Donnell’s motto could be, “When truth gets in the way, push it into a ditch.”

      Seriously, isn’t it more than just a blip on the screen when a news organization
      deliberately alters the record to produce a lie? What exactly is the difference between that and the likes of Goebbels and Vyshinsky?
      —–

      • Jeffery Wood

        Lawrence O’Donnell is such a punk my 81 year-old mother could kick his keister!

      • Jeffery Wood

        Lawrence O’Donnell is such a punk my 81 year-old mother could kick his keister!

      • Masmani

        Hi Nacho, Did you see Valerie Jarrett thank MSNBC “for the last four years” after the last inoculation, I mean inauguration. If that ain’t laying out plain I don’t know what is.

  • TocksNedlog

    Never let a manufactured controversy go to waste!

  • TocksNedlog

    Never let a manufactured controversy go to waste!

  • TocksNedlog

    “All the news that’s fit to spin”

  • TocksNedlog

    “All the news that’s fit to spin”

  • TocksNedlog

    In this “24-hour news cycle” world that we live in, it’s already too late. The ‘gun nuts heckle grieving father’ meme is
    in place — it doesn’t matter if they issue their half-hearted retractions now; the sheeple will continue to believe the initial reports.

  • TocksNedlog

    In this “24-hour news cycle” world that we live in, it’s already too late. The ‘gun nuts heckle grieving father’ meme is
    in place — it doesn’t matter if they issue their half-hearted retractions now; the sheeple will continue to believe the initial reports.

  • http://twitter.com/mlalvr87 Michael Alvear

    I think that the tragedy that brings this father to the public eye is shameful. That being said, I don’t see how the measures that are being proposed would have prevented his son’s death. Therefore, why is he being used to testify to further this agenda?

  • http://twitter.com/mlalvr87 Michael Alvear

    I think that the tragedy that brings this father to the public eye is shameful. That being said, I don’t see how the measures that are being proposed would have prevented his son’s death. Therefore, why is he being used to testify to further this agenda?

  • http://twitter.com/Sam_Howard6 Sam Howard

    They should be fined for this…I’m so tired of the news putting forth fake sh*t and getting away with it…

  • http://twitter.com/Sam_Howard6 Sam Howard

    They should be fined for this…I’m so tired of the news putting forth fake sh*t and getting away with it…

  • tamara1964

    okay…i heard him ask a question of the room in general and ‘general’ folks answered it. tell me again how most of the media is unbiased?

  • tamara1964

    okay…i heard him ask a question of the room in general and ‘general’ folks answered it. tell me again how most of the media is unbiased?

  • Jeffery Wood

    If MSNBC edited the video so that it would appear the man was heckled, then I say SUE, SUE, SUE!!!

  • Jeffery Wood

    If MSNBC edited the video so that it would appear the man was heckled, then I say SUE, SUE, SUE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045749310 Melonie Judd

    Anyone can watch the actual footage if the hearings were held on CSPAN.

    See it for yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045749310 Melonie Judd

    Anyone can watch the actual footage if the hearings were held on CSPAN.

    See it for yourself.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    which is why I downloaded and self hosted the nbc video as I suspected this may disappear.

    http://www.theconservativevoices.com/topic/54378-nbc-editing-video-again-for-newton-testimony/

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    which is why I downloaded and self hosted the nbc video as I suspected this may disappear.

    http://www.theconservativevoices.com/topic/54378-nbc-editing-video-again-for-newton-testimony/

  • http://www.facebook.com/hustedl Leonard Husted

    Who the hell cares what this corrupt network(NBC) says. And why would anyone with 1/2 a brain that watches NBC believe anything the say!

    • Rita Louise

      Scary thing is Leonard, that it seems most Americans believe what they hear on the mainstream media…’we’ seem to be the minority, that see beyond the lies…

  • http://www.facebook.com/hustedl Leonard Husted

    Who the hell cares what this corrupt network(NBC) says. And why would anyone with 1/2 a brain that watches NBC believe anything the say!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.ladd.505 Alan Ladd

    MSNBC dare to call it self news? Propaganda is more like it.

  • alvinjh

    Saul Alinsky tactic’s again…”Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” The left is doing what they do. They have no creditability. They are without shame.

  • Matt

    There are many times when I wish I could be a liberal- I could then lie to others about pretty much everything, still feel good about myself and face no consequences whatsoever. It would really make life easier.

  • rant stocks

    Evil out of control needs to be put down like a sick puppy,Chris (the ring leader) Matthews needs to get checked for rabies.

  • Michael Rice

    Reviewing to see how they could have edited it better, as to not have gotten caught, is most likely.

  • Michael Rice

    Reviewing to see how they could have edited it better, as to not have gotten caught, is most likely.