Kudos to them.

Now if we could just get David Frum, Matthew Keys, MSNBC, the New York Daily News, and all the rest to admit it. (Update: Matthew Keys has now acknowledged that the alleged heckling never occurred.)

Piers Morgan, however, won’t get off the story. Typical.

It’s come to the point where not even Morgan can deny that the “heckling” claim is indefensible; even office-mate Anderson Cooper quickly deleted a tweet tonight claiming that Neil Heslin was “shouted down” — an even greater stretch of the truth than saying he was heckled. Morgan’s not letting this one go so easily, though.

How dare anyone answer a question? Wait, don’t answer that … that would constitute heckling. As far as repulsive behavior? We think Morgan’s got a solid grasp on that. Keep dancing, Piers.

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Update: It seems Piers Morgan doesn’t have the sense that his colleague Anderson Cooper does. He kicked off his show tonight by repeating the same “shouted down” lie that Cooper deleted just an hour earlier.

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Update: We’d like to nominate Jim Treacher for some sort of excellence in tweeting award for managing to perfectly recap the whole “heckling” affair in fewer than 140 characters.

Related:

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

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

Hours after heckling hoax was debunked, UPI posts selectively-edited video

Ace of Spades shreds media for perpetuating Newtown heckling hoax

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

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’

  • ChampionCapua

    How can any man claim “the assault rifle” murdered another man’s son, when we all know that it was Adam Lanza?

    • almarquardt

      What? Adam did it? I thought the firearms hypnotized or possessed him to do it. Huh. I learn something new every day.

      Too many, unfortunately, can’t seem to grasp what should be such simple logic.

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        If guns have the conscience & intelligence to kill, does that mean they also have the right to get married?

        • almarquardt

          Great. Now I’m going to have to separate my shotgun from my rifle, or I’m gonna have thousands of little BBs rolling around my house.

        • almarquardt

          Great. Now I’m going to have to separate my shotgun from my rifle, or I’m gonna have thousands of little BBs rolling around my house.

        • G.

          Going on record as being against same-caliber marriage!!!

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        If guns have the conscience & intelligence to kill, does that mean they also have the right to get married?

    • lainer51

      that is the first time I have heard that… all this time I thought someone named “NRA” pulled the trigger – that is what Pisse Morgan and his libtards told us….. thanks for schooling me.

    • TundraThunder

      The “assault rifle” was never used.

    • George Patton

      Where was George Bush!?

      Enquiring minds want to know.

  • Michelle

    My mother just called to ask me a question about what time I’ll be by tomorrow. I heckled her in return.

    • Richard J Sunkle

      I heckled my mother tonight too!

    • bluewaternavy

      My wife has been heckling me all night 😉

    • almarquardt

      I seriously cannot top that. Many thumbs-up, Michelle.

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      Sadly, I heckled my grand kid with her homework tonight.

      These people are getting crazier and more desperate as the backlash mounts !

    • 1SkepticalChick

      I got heckled tonight. By my mother. We should indroduce them so they can question and heckle each other. Then we can go shopping.

    • V the K

      My son asked me what was for dinner. “Pork chops,” I heckled.

      • 1azuce

        Musket Morgans son asked him what was for dinner. “Humble Pie with a side of Comeuppance,” he grudgingly heckled.

    • V the K

      My son asked me what was for dinner. “Pork chops,” I heckled.

  • Jack Deth

    Town hall meetings are meant to have both sides heard. aren’t they?

    If not, it becomes either a bully pulpit, photo op or a future soundbite on NBC, CNN and the rest of the anti-gun media.

    Oh… Wait.

    • SideshowJon36

      Only racists and hate crimers dispute liberal assumptions

    • Bill Gryan

      Remember when they told us it was important to have a “discussion” about guns? It turns out some of the people involved in the “discussion” were supposed to remain silent.

    • James Corbally

      They keep talking about “dialogue”, when what they really want is a monologue, with only the anti-rights voices being heard. That will not stand.

  • Will P.

    Question to Piers, who actually was killed in Newtown with an “assault rifle”? I thought none were used.

    • NamVet1971

      Even if an AR-15 type weapon was used, it is not an assault rifle. Assault rifles are either fully automatic or fire three round bursts as part of their fire capability. AR-15s only fire one round per trigger pull.

    • Pablo
      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        Pablo: “Assault Rifle” has a very distinct definition; ‘assault weapon’ is a political term that is very watery in its definition. What Will P. and Rusty are both saying is factually correct.
        .
        The Bushmaster found at the scene was not capable of selective fire for either burst or full-auto (hence not an assault rifle), nor–as Rusty points out–did it qualify under the current CT State ‘assault weapons’ ban as an actual ‘assault weapon.’

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

        you miss the point, an ar15 is not an assault rifle.

        • lainer51

          he didn’t miss the point, he just doesn’t know the difference.

    • Jd1367

      The facts have little to do with anything Piers says

    • John Stephens

      Cafeful, you’re inviting him to heckle you!

    • Russel aka ‘Rusty’ Shackleford

      CT has an Assault Weapons Ban. Lanza’s rifle was neutered and did not even meet the State definition of an Assualt Weapon. So, the honest answer is neither an assault weapon or an assault rifle was used.

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

    Don’t forget these guys and girls on the left all drink the same Kool aide.

  • NamVet1971

    What the US Army Special Forces think about the 2nd. : http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40772

    • Rabid

      Thanks! I bookmarked that link!

  • Renny

    Piers Morgan. Where would he be without this subject? Oh, those ‘gun supporters! How about ‘second amendment’ supporters? Nah, too positive.

  • VerminMcCann

    “How can anyone shout ‘My 2nd Amendment rights!’ at a man asking why
    anyone needs the assault rifle that murdered his son? Just repulsive.”

    I see what you did there, you crafty Brit. This is another trick where you ask a question and then become outraged when I answer it, right?

    • Jusuchin

      I realized why he hasn’t left the US yet.

      Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear might run him over with one of the many inventions they made on that show.

      • Charles Harding

        One can only hope.

      • Charles Harding

        One can only hope.

  • Michelle

    So, now that we have a new definition for heckling, I hope I’m in a courtroom one day when this happens: Prosecutor asks a hostile witness a question. Witness refuses to answer. Prosecutor turns to Judge and says, “Your Honor, please instruct the witness to heckle me!”

  • Lord Foggybottom

    You ever notice how the ones who shout the loudest usually have the most to hide? $10 bucks says Morgan owns an “assault rife.” And a shit-ton of monogrammed bondage gear.

    • lainer51

      i heard he carries a concealed weapon in his pants that vibrates…. is that legal?

    • George Patton

      Hi capacity knee pads are my bet.

    • beebop1952

      Morgan doesnt own a gun. He’s another cissy who relies on armed protectors and denies you the right to your defense. Callow. Weak. Insipid.

    • JR48

      Thank you for painting a picture that my mind now cannot get rid of.

  • Michael Rice

    So, if someone intentioally runs over another person with a car, will he want those banned? We got along fine without them for many years. Let’s go all public transpo, save lives and the planet….

    • James Corbally

      Nah. They don’t have cars like they hate guns. Guns give you control over your own destiny, and prevent them from coercing you. They hate that.

    • Bill Gryan

      Leftists also don’t mind 17,000 AIDS deaths per year, most of which are the result of gay sex. At least, I’ve never heard them push for legislation that would require registration and tracking of HIV-positive people. Strange, isn’t it?

  • jba

    Piers is wrong again even with his “appology” The victims were not killed with the “assault rifle”… still just as dead unfortunately due to the acts of an irresponsible insane fool… but that is the truth of it.

    • iconoclast

      http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?Q=517284&A=4226

      State police are stating that a Bushmaster was found inside the school and a shotgun was found in the car. Just sayin’, it looks like the idea that the killer didn’t use a rifle might mistaken.

    • iconoclast

      http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?Q=517284&A=4226

      State police are stating that a Bushmaster was found inside the school and a shotgun was found in the car. Just sayin’, it looks like the idea that the killer didn’t use a rifle might mistaken.

  • NRPax

    How can anyone shout ‘My 2nd Amendment rights!’ at a man asking why anyone needs the assault rifle that murdered his son?

    Actually, snowflake, the rifle that murdered his son has been seized as evidence. The irony of an Englishman having trouble with English hasn’t escaped me. And while I am sorry that the man lost his son, that’s not enough reason for me to give up my rights.

  • Michael Rice

    Greiving or not…why ask a question you do not want answered? If the audience had remained silent this would be framed as them cowering in teh face of the victims..

  • NRPax

    OK, why was my comment placed in moderation?

    • almarquardt

      I’m running into the same thing, but my comments do seem to pop up after five minutes or so.

      • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

        they are just making sure that you aren’t heckling someone

    • WilliamAmos

      Trying out a new moderation method.

      • NRPax

        Thanks. I was wondering who I ticked off this time.

      • TundraThunder

        I added a comment and wanted to edit it, but it disappeared like I’m about to, permanently. This is turning into another Facebook.

  • USAPatriotSC

    It make me happy knowing the Government fears me X 80 million gun owning Patriots is a lot of fear!

  • Zombie Prep Network

    My theory: Piers doesn’t give a shit about gun control. His rating are in the dumper and he’s jumping on this issue so people who hate him (almost everybody) will pay attention to him. Clever.

    • Richard Willey

      The 2nd most hated person in america…

    • louisiana_mom

      Yep. He’s an attention whore…

    • G.

      Even RuPaul has a larger….audience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frypup Kenny Fryman

    Piers Mogronhead don’t know what it means to have a nation fight for freedom. That’s why he left his.

  • almarquardt

    “How can anyone shout ‘My 2nd Amendment rights!’ at a man asking why
    anyone needs the assault rifle that murdered his son? Just repulsive.”

    Interesting question. Are they going to put the weapon on trial for murder? I hope they gave the thing its Miranda Rights, otherwise that firearm is going to walk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    the lie, however, is out there for all the inner party liberals to repeat until it becomes the “truth”

  • Steve_J

    Is Musket about to follow Carville out the door at CNN?

  • Chip

    That’s two for Mr. Morgan. Read attached.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Roberts/100003430174845 Steve Roberts

    “How can anyone shout ‘My 2nd Amendment rights!’ at a man asking why
    anyone needs the assault rifle that murdered his son? Just repulsive.”

    How dare them not be cowed into a politically correct silence by their moral superiors. Acts of defiance like this strike at the very foundation our our beloved Great Liberal Society so carefully erected the past 50 years which is completely dependent on the majority not speaking the painfully obvious truth.

  • Bill Gryan

    What a cowardly, passive-aggressive little girl he is, starting out with “AN APOLOGY” and then effectively retracting it with an insult. In a day when men had honor, Morgan would be recognized for the sniveling mouse that he is, and run off the airwaves.

  • scrubjay

    Since Morgan repeated the heckling lie after acknowledging that it was a lie, the “heckler”, not being a public figure, has a cause of action for slander against Morgan.

    • TocksNedlog

      Descending to their level is not the answer.

    • TocksNedlog

      Descending to their level is not the answer.

  • Blake Waymire

    To answer our least-favorite Brit, I “need” an AR-pattern rifle because it’s good for sport shooting and quite good for home defense with a small, relatively low-power cartridge. Though my Mosin-Nagant 91/30 or Arisaka Type 99 would work better to scare the ever-living crap out of a potential assailant at long range (very loud, the both of them).

  • Ntr

    Keep pushing the leftist media. Keep calling them out using their own methods. The ultimate goal is to push them out. There’s no better time to relentlessly challenge their propaganda.

  • Guest

    Scrubbed from all the major network sites, as well as the wires services with nary a word. Big win for the Twitchy Team, even with the media memory holing it. Getting those few concessions that we did, especially from high-profile types like Oswalt, is a big win for Team Twitchy. Gun-Owners of America owe you one today. As for Mr. “Fake, but not False,”you’re wrong. No one endorsed the heckling. A lot of people of criticized the guy’s position, no one said he didn’t deserve to speak and wasn’t worthy of respect. If you ever find yourself saying, “Fake, but not false.” it’s really time to step back and evaluate a few things. Maybe schedule some time with a therapist that specializes in brainwashing.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Scrubbed from all the major network sites, as well as the wires services
    with nary a word. Big win for the Twitchy Team, even with the media
    memory holing it. Getting those few concessions that you did, especially
    from high-profile types like Oswalt, is a big win .
    Gun-Owners of America owe you one today. As for Mr. “Fake, but not
    False,”you’re wrong. No one endorsed the heckling. A lot of people of
    criticized the guy’s position, no one said he didn’t deserve to speak
    and wasn’t worthy of respect. If you ever find yourself saying, “Fake,
    but not false.” it’s really time to step back and evaluate a few things.
    Maybe schedule some time with a therapist.

    • Bill Gryan

      But still on many blogs and 2nd-tier news sites. A Google search for “father hecked” would lead one to believe that he really was hecked. Mission accomplished, from NBC’s perspective. Cheat and retreat.

  • JonCoKY

    If a tree falls in the deep forest, would that be considered heckling?

  • JonCoKY

    If a tree falls in the deep forest, would that be considered heckling?

  • jcvolt

    Don’t they realize this adds more fuel to the doubts of what really happened at Sandy hook?

  • jcvolt

    Don’t they realize this adds more fuel to the doubts of what really happened at Sandy hook?

  • Love of Country

    Mark my words …. Democrats’ fascist efforts to frame Republicans at public RNC gatherings will grow EXPONENTIALLY from this day forward. For many on the Left, the idea of commiting heinous acts in front of the state run media while impersonating Republicans will become an obsession. Lord help us!

  • JR48

    You ask a question, you get an answer. If no question was asked, nothing would have been said.

    I can’t imagine anyone, on either side, heckling the grieving father of a murdered child. It’s just not going to happen. But as someone said below, I’m not willing to give up my Constitutional rights because of someone’s ‘appeal to emotion’. Considering that my firearm ownership is beyond benign, it is no threat to anyone. They are not seen, not brandished, not anything. If this father were to meet me, he’d have no idea if I were a gun owner or not. How can something that isn’t physically noticed, be a threat or even a theoretical threat except in one’s imagination?

    It isn’t. It’s merely a potential tool. Just like the tools in my husband’s workshop that are rarely used. The drill on the workbench. The chainsaw in the garage. A knife in my kitchen. All of them are POTENTIAL threats, but none of them are an actual threat.

    Because the real threat is the homicidal intent of a human being. If you do not have a murderous heart, you could sit in a warehouse of guns/weapons and nothing would happen. Nothing at all. However, if you have murderous intent, ANYTHING could be a weapon. Even a pencil in one’s hand could kill.

  • BeeKaaay

    Now if only the leftwingwacko media outlets would acknowledge their propagandizing and stop it.

    NAAAAH!

  • DANEgerus

    The ‘they called us the n-word’ BigLie worked to this day

  • $6883809

    The left continues it’s downward slide. I just watched them parade a brain damaged Gabby Gifford in front of Congress to push their Socialist Serf Control agenda.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    “Can’t believe I’m saying this, but @twitchyteam is right about that Sandy Hook “heckler’ story http://bit.ly/UARyp3

    Maybe you should start to look at this site with a new perspective, Ryu.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    “Can’t believe I’m saying this, but @twitchyteam is right about that Sandy Hook “heckler’ story http://bit.ly/UARyp3

    Maybe you should start to look at this site with a new perspective, Ryu.

  • El Jefe

    Calm the fuck down everyone. This kind of reaction to contrived events just makes things worse.There is no big bad liberal conspiracy to trick you and take your guns. Is it too much to ask for a rational national conversation on our society’s attitude toward guns? Also, yes, now is an appropriate time to even discuss some limited gun control measures.

    • TocksNedlog

      Uh, you seem to be slightly confused. This thread is about the retractions — some of them genuine, some of them half-hearted, some of them non-existent — of the LIES that claimed the victim’s father was heckled.

      • El Jefe

        Read the article again, then the other comments.

      • El Jefe

        Read the article again, then the other comments.

      • Guest

        Read the article again, then read the rest of the comments.

    • TocksNedlog

      Uh, you seem to be slightly confused. This thread is about the retractions — some of them genuine, some of them half-hearted, some of them non-existent — of the LIES that claimed the victim’s father was heckled.

  • El Jefe

    Calm the fuck down everyone. This kind of reaction to contrived events just makes things worse.There is no big bad liberal conspiracy to trick you and take your guns. Is it too much to ask for a rational national conversation on our society’s attitude toward guns? Also, yes, now is an appropriate time to even discuss some limited gun control measures.

  • Okie_pastor

    my daughter was having trouble understanding an algebra problem, but the teacher wouldn’t answer because they have a ‘no heckling policy’

  • Maria Seeger

    Just a friendly reminder: The citizens in Mexico cannot own their own gun. It is illegal in that country for anyone to own a gun, except, I guess the police, the army…and the drug cartels. Yet hundreds of people get gunned down, burned to death, and other outrageous acts of violence, courtesy of the drug cartels.
    But Mexican citizens aren’t allowed to defend themselves. I suppose we want to turn the US into another Mexico?

  • James Thomas Hyde Jr.

    i picture a heckling fad now …. (person 1) did you heckle that guy in the bar last night ?.. (person 2) oh like totally he was heckling with me all night . yea i went there sue me -_-

  • lisalake

    Please f/u on this story Twitchy! Think she scrubbed a Twitter account??

    https://www.facebook.com/CtGunOwners?fref=ts

  • lisalake

    She scrubbed her fb page back to November too!