Reporter who started Newtown ‘heckling’ lie: Yes, ‘heckle’ was the right word; Also, surf’s up!

The Connecticut Post reporter who broke the phony story, “Father of Newtown victim heckled at hearing,” resurfaced on Twitter this morning for the first time since Twitchy exposed his erroneous report.

Did Ken Dixon apologize for falsely reporting that Neil Heslin was “heckled” at a Connecticut legislative hearing? Did he issue a correction?

Nah. He retweeted one story about a media request to unseal search warrants and another about surfing. Really.

Gnarly distraction, dude. But there’s still the pesky matter of that bogus reporting that ushered in a wave of left-wing propagandizing.

Slate and The Week admitted that Heslin wasn’t heckled during his testimony. After being called out by Twitchy’s Michelle Malkin, Anderson Cooper acknowledged that Heslin “asked for response and audiences members gave it.” Others have reported the truth about the hearing:

But Dixon is sticking by his lie and cherry-picking dictionary definitions in a pitiful attempt to wiggle out of this.

Objections designed to embarrass? Does Dixon really think that definition gets him off the hook?

As Twitchy first reported, Heslin asked the audience “if there’s anybody in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question … why anybody in this room needs to have one of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high-capacity clips.”

After pausing to wait for a response, Heslin concluded, “Not one person can answer that question.” That’s when Second Amendment supporters responded, “Second Amendment shall not be infringed.” By what measure were those responses “objections designed to embarrass”?

Erik Wemple at The Washington Post provides a rundown of more than half a dozen times a roomful of unruly hecklers might have interrupted Heslin to shout down his calls for gun control. But they didn’t. “It’s only after he twice calls on the audience to rebut his opinions about assault rifles that he draws some audience participation.”

Jim Treacher gives us “real journalist” Ken Dixon in a nutshell.

Some inspiration for Dixon’s next Twitter bio:

Wipeout!

Related:

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

BuzzFeed still pushing bogus story about Newtown ‘hecklers’

Huffington Post still pushing heckling hoax

Shock: A few lefty outlets acknowledge media were wrong about Newtown ‘heckling’; Piers Morgan ‘apologizes,’ sort of

Oliver Willis invents new term: ‘Heckling truthers’

Richard Dawkins: How dare you ask me to retract my tweet about ‘heckling’ incident?

‘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

Sickening: Piers Morgan pimps interview with ‘heckled’ Sandy Hook victim’s father

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’

  • oxpoqxo

    shameless typical lib.

  • Bozo Sapien

    If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
    If you are proven wrong, but never admit to being wrong, are you still wrong?

    • peteee363

      it depends of what the meaning of is, is?

      • lainer51

        this hack learned from the best!!!!!!!!!!!

    • peteee363

      it depends of what the meaning of is, is?

  • wwbdinct

    First of all – CT Post is at least a 4th rate rag here in CT and that’s not saying a whole lot. Secondly, every media outlet in CT is a far left wing rag anyway and all of them are about ready to fold. So before he fades into oblivion, Ken Dixon – here is your lying 15 minutes of fame. Shame, shame, shame…….

    • peteee363

      what will you use to clean up after your puppies, or wrap your fish in if they all close?

      • wwbdinct

        My plastic bags from Stop & Shop. That is, until plastic bags are outlawed.

      • wwbdinct

        My plastic bags from Stop & Shop. That is, until plastic bags are outlawed.

    • peteee363

      what will you use to clean up after your puppies, or wrap your fish in if they all close?

  • V the K

    Lying comes so naturally to those who have spent four years praising Obama’s intelligence and accomplishments.

  • V the K

    Lying comes so naturally to those who have spent four years praising Obama’s intelligence and accomplishments.

  • http://anthonybarton1.com/ anthony j barton

    As you see with these some many from the far-left liberal loons. They believe their own lies. And they are taking innocent people with them.

  • http://anthonybarton1.com/ anthony j barton

    As you see with these some many from the far-left liberal loons. They believe their own lies. And they are taking innocent people with them.

  • peteee363

    “@KenDixonCT award winning liar and pusher for a propaganda machine known as @connpost”
    should that read compost, instead of connpost? to me they are very similar.

  • peteee363

    “@KenDixonCT award winning liar and pusher for a propaganda machine known as @connpost”
    should that read compost, instead of connpost? to me they are very similar.

  • $8245944

    Mr. Heslin didn’t think he was heckled; who cares what the leftist clown reporter with an agenda says?

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

    That is some sorry ass heckling when the person supposedly heckled is not offended and some unknown idiot reporter is offended, otherwise the reporter(cough) wouldn’t have judged it as such…………….

  • TocksNedlog

    If “heckle” is the right word to describe what took place, then “hack” is the right word to describe this reporter.

  • dcnj

    and from some dark corner in h e ll Goebbels is laughin’……….

  • http://twitter.com/PoorSinnerCom PoorSinner.Com

    “…objections designed to embarrass…” yes – https://twitter.com/KenDixonCT

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4D5E2WTOI4MSKK7AJS6EG3OA Everybodys All American

    The 2nd amendment … the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. Heckle or not. It does not matter to the rights of free men and women.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    Hey Dixon, I’m heckling you, lying dirtbag.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    Hey Dixon, I’m heckling you, lying dirtbag.

  • douglas59

    What I want to know is what kind of ammo did Adam Lanza use to commit this heinous act. The most accurate(I believe) answer is that he used 2 handguns and repeatly re-loaded his magazines(not clips). I say this because I saw a picture of LEOs unloading an AR-15 from Adam Lanza’s trunk. My point is that an AR-15 was NOT actually used to commit this crime. Has anyone seen a coronorers report? But that scenario doesn’t fit the gun grabbers agenda.

  • douglas59

    What I want to know is what kind of ammo did Adam Lanza use to commit this heinous act. The most accurate(I believe) answer is that he used 2 handguns and repeatly re-loaded his magazines(not clips). I say this because I saw a picture of LEOs unloading an AR-15 from Adam Lanza’s trunk. My point is that an AR-15 was NOT actually used to commit this crime. Has anyone seen a coronorers report? But that scenario doesn’t fit the gun grabbers agenda.

  • http://resministries.org/ Arthur E Jackson

    Surfing? Hey shouldn’t we ban surf boards so no body dies from a shark attack. What about cars? Shouldn’t they be banned too? We wouldn’t want anyone to drive drunk, or text while driving. That reminds me, what about cell phones? Shouldn’t those evil cell phones be banned

  • txj0311

    So basically Dixon is implying that someone (publicly) speaking out against the 2nd Amendment may be “embarrassed” when they’re (publicly) reminded it’s not about needs, but about RIGHTS, as in the Bill of Rights? Agreed.

  • Conservative First

    I applaud Twitchy as usual for calling out the left on their lies and distortion. But the left did their job. They put the lie out there, people believe it and echo it, the damage is done, the thought is set in everybody’s mind, then later they retract after the damage is done and settled.