David Frum admits heckling didn’t occur, then slams Michelle Malkin as sociopath

After doubling down, tripling down, and quadrupling down on the Newtown heckling hoax, conservative-turned-liberal David Frum has finally backed down. Sort of.

Earlier this morning, he posted a response to Twitchy and other critics who criticized him for repeatedly pushing the false “heckling” narrative:

Following Slate, The Week, Anderson Cooper, and many others, Frum conceded that no heckling occurred at Monday’s gun control  hearing in Connecticut:

[I]n retrospect, I’ll concede this: the CTPost‘ s use of the word “heckling” was misjudged, and it was not the right word for me to have repeated.

He also acknowledged that MSNBC edited its video in a way that distorted what happened:

I didn’t see and wasn’t influenced by the MSNBC video, but I’ll agree: it was edited too tightly and in a way that made treatment of Neil Heslin look worse than it was.

About an hour later, Frum posted this tweet accusing Twitchy founder/owner Michelle Malkin of being “sociopathic”:

The link didn’t work, but Frum was undaunted. He returned to Twitter to post the correct link:

Here’s the tweet that has him hot and bothered:

On the one hand, Michelle Malkin correctly noted that no heckling occurred. She criticized liberal “journalists” who continued to propagate the heckling myth even hours after Twitchy posted the unedited video.

On the other hand, David Frum repeatedly defended his bogus “heckling” characterization, falsely accused those who called him out of condoning the heckling of a grieving father, and likened those who disagreed with him to rape apologists.

Clearly,  someone needs help from a mental health professional, but we assure you it’s not Twitchy’s founder.

  • http://twitter.com/JLG1956 Jerome Goolsby

    I often wonder why so many Moonbats like David Frum INSTANTLY power slam their heads up their ass when faced with cold harsh reality.

    • robcrawford2

      They’re apparently some weird variety of turtle.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Moonbats are similar to ostriches. Only their heads get confused on the way to that hole in the sand.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Where is this lib frum, anyway?

    The Powell/Scarborough Institute of Conservatism?

  • TocksNedlog

    Bad Michelle!
    How . . . DARE you expose the lying lies of a lying liar that lies!?!

    • UNHATER

      You lie a lot…

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

        Non sequitur + ad hominem= troll school dropout.

    • Becci Springer

      ROFL , to funny and so true

  • TocksNedlog

    David Frum is NOT pathological!

    He’s lefty-logical.

  • V the K

    Any story that reflects badly on the right is instantly presumed to be true by the likes of David Frum; shows where his true inclinations lie.

    • andycanuck

      And also driven by contempt for those rural yokels. NQOCD.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Mr. Frum:

    Your scalp already looks great on Michelle Malkin’s Lodge Pole.

    No doubt, there is a spot cleared out over the mantle for larger coup.

  • rinodino

    Ok I give in, what is with all this right wing vs right wing violence lately??? I mean by all means continue but just curious of the cause

    • therantinggeek

      David Frum? Right-wing? BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

      Best one-liner I’ve heard all afternoon.

    • michael s

      Frum Sec of State Powell Kelly Clarkson Andrew Sullivan Joe Scarborough Peter king Chris Christie are just being punished for not following the rules of the conservative plantation.

      • TocksNedlog

        That’s pretty funny, coming from a supporter of President “if you embarrass us, you go under the bus”.

      • Fernandez

        You know what a plantation is, right? Minorities can’t leave the Democrat Plantation without condemnation. Frum & Powell (but not all whom you mentioned) are encouraged to leave the Republican Party and won’t. We lament why they stay if they are so unhappy. They are like drug-resistant fugal infections afflicting their hosts.

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

        What are you blathering about? Did you read the article before posting? The point, Michael, is that Frum reported something that did not happen-was called on it-and proceeded to blame the individual who told the truth.
        *The same with Powell, King, and Christie
        * Andrew Sullivan, Scarborough, and Clarkson are not regarded as conservative.

      • Michael Rice

        Right, because libs are just so accepting of other libs who don’t toe the line..

      • AdoEdem

        Weren’t you whining about how Kirsten Powers wasn’t a “real liberal” only a few days ago? Do you even know what those words even mean?

      • lainer51

        I could care less if any of them ran for Prez. on the loony liberal ticket, but lying and editing video to “support” your false agenda is the issue. Me care about or side with Morning Schmoe??…. don’t make me ROFLMAO!!!!

      • V the K

        Rules like: Support free markets, support individual freedom, don’t support megalomaniacal Marxists when they run for president. I think those are pretty good rules and you should be tossed out of the Conservative Club for breaking them.

    • Jack Deth

      What right wing vs. left wing violence?

      Most inner city violence occurs in states with the strictest gun control laws and involves soon to be left wing vs. soon to be left wing.

      The cause is simple. 20,000 plus gun control laws on the books that are routinely ignored and not enforced.

    • TocksNedlog

      David Frum is “right wing” in the same way that Rick Santorum is pro-choice and anti death penalty.

  • 5n4k33y35

    Frum is a Prog, not even a lib.

    • Love of Country

      And never mind the term ‘Progressive’ is a one word contradiction in the first place … unbelievable!

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

    Beware of a man who lies easily, he will not only waste your time, he may waste your life.

  • Love of Country

    Hey Frum ….. at least Malkin’s supporters are the finest people America has to offer whereas your followers are liberal, racist, envious and extremely bitter anti-American slackers, anarchists and saboteurs …. you do the math, you fool!

  • rivers

    Oh just go back to Canada already, Frum. You lied, you got called out on it, get over yourself.

    • andycanuck

      I gave you your one “down thumb”, rivers, because I’m a hoser and I don’t want him back.

  • Michelle

    Wow, Liberals are totally redefining everything. Answering a question = heckling. Calling someone out on a lie = Sociopath.

    • Frustrated Teacher

      BINGO!! This is the way they frame ‘arguments’…especially when the lies are exposed! Keep it up!

    • $8245944

      Goebbels was a good teacher.

  • cbenoistd

    Once read a letter to the editor that Frum should memorize: “He should take his punishment with whatever contrition he’s capable of, and then shut up.”

  • Sean Minturn

    David Frum’s ego is so bloated that I don’t think he’s physically capable of actually admitting when he’s wrong.

  • grais

    ‘…the distinction between what is politically conservative (Malkin) and what is merely sociopathic (Frum)’
    Okay.
    What’s the problem?

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      hope you don’t mind but I used your idea and tweeted Frum. What the hell? Twitter gulag not so bad.

  • SunsetLament

    Like most rats, Frum scurries away and then hisses when someone shines a flashlight on him.

  • DizzyMissL

    Keep smacking them down Twitchy!!!

  • 1azuce

    Chalk another one up for the Truth, TwitchyTeam and the beautiful Mrs. Malkin. Again, we have reached Peak Frum.

  • arrow2010

    Here we go again. It’s about the truth of the narrative!

  • daphnetaggart

    Aw, did he get his widdle feewings hurt over being called a hack? Or was he merely perturbed because he had to look up the definition of execrable?

    • dr44

      Execrable hacks everywhere should be offended at being compared to David Frum.

  • IAmAProudAmerican

    The sociopaths are on the left! On the other hand, Michelle is awesome!

  • Chuck Nielsen

    Please Michelle…stay on message…they know the more they besmirtch you the more you respond to them instead of the mssg…please…you get it…I know you do…Prayers

  • lgeubank

    David Frum — the man who put the “twit” in Twitter.

  • SanDiegoMerchantServices

    So Michelle Malkin is politically conservative and David Frum is a sociopathic

    • Ldrum

      Ha!!

  • Melissa Eplee

    Love Michelle!!! Keep up the fight!!!!

  • Leroy Whitby

    Execrable hacks. I think I’ve used that one before as well!

  • AdoEdem

    …This is all a mad sales pitch for his book, isn’t it?

  • WORSEKarma

    It never ceases to amaze me, how closely the behavior of Leftists caught in a blatant lie resembles that of spoiled Kindergartners caught in a blatant lie…

  • Grace656

    She also correctly noted that From is an execrable hack.

  • Red Fred

    Frum thanking God for abortion and now being “busted out” on his big story which abandoned the truth. “Hecklers” should file suit. Accountability.

  • david in north burnaby

    David isn’t half the man his mother was, that’s for sure.

    • Ldrum

      Haha!!!

  • MTQ

    Michelle, I SO admire you and truly wish I could work for you at exposing these vile, corrupt political hacks. If you ever need someone to help out in WV to do….anything, just ask. I got your back!!

  • MTQ

    Michelle, I SO admire you and truly wish I could work for you at exposing these vile, corrupt political hacks. If you ever need someone to help out in WV to do….anything, just ask. I got your back!!

  • andycanuck

    If you guys try sending him back to Canada, I’m starting a White House petition to have him stay south of the border with you!

    • Michelle

      You had him first, ya gotta take him back! Thems the rules ya Canuck!

      • Michelle

        Disclaimer in case anyone gets offended – the use of Canuck from Canadian to Canadian is acceptable, while used from an American to a Canadian is considered offensive, there is a super, secret special rule that the American granddaughter of French-Canadian immigrants is allowed to use it with no offense intended. The fact that my last name ends in “eault” is proof I have this right. :-)

      • Michelle

        Disclaimer in case anyone gets offended – the use of Canuck from Canadian to Canadian is acceptable, while used from an American to a Canadian is considered offensive, there is a super, secret special rule that the American granddaughter of French-Canadian immigrants is allowed to use it with no offense intended. The fact that my last name ends in “eault” is proof I have this right. :-)

    • Michelle

      You had him first, ya gotta take him back! Thems the rules ya Canuck!

  • $129448

    Liberals are like the little kid that gets caught lying & will never entirely come clean.

    • lainer51

      liberals are like the little kid – nuff said

  • $129448

    Liberals are like the little kid that gets caught lying & will never entirely come clean.

  • Ldrum

    MSM grabbed the story and spread it with glee.

  • CrashFroelich

    David Frum. Living proof that a so-called journo simultaneously can be a mouthpiece and sphincter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.sweeney.108 Jon Sweeney

    Can we synchronize the two – Frum = excrement?