From the Washington Post to The Atlantic to Buzzfeed to to Think Progress to Business Insider to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, the touching photo of former Rep. Gabby Giffords’s “handwritten testimony” in favor of stricter gun control spread across social media like wildfire.

https://twitter.com/camanpour/status/296697284186472448

Just one problem: It wasn’t her handwriting.

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Here’s a screencap of the correction at the bottom of the Washington Post’s photo, which still maintains the headline depicted above:

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Yes, even real journalists make mistakes. Some matter more materially than others. This one was not insignificant given the widespread emotional reaction it provoked and the bearing that has on the public police and political debate.

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Update:

Michelle Malkin points out how leftist media propagates falsehoods; Haters attack

  • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

    I have been so angry today, hearing the media and the left use this woman to further their agenda. It’s disgusting and vile.

    • Shears

      Doctors, kids, shooting victims…
      Nothing is sacred when it comes to using optics to sell a leftist agenda.

    • http://www.oneyearintexas.com Perfect Circles

      yeah that’s how I felt when I — *VOMITOUT AN UNENDING STREAM OF BULLETS BLESSED BY POPE RATINZGER DURING HIS TIME IN THE HITLER YOUTH*

      • NachoCheese (D)

        George Soros is that you?

        • $30423294

          Oh no, I recognize this syndrome.

          Bath salts.

          Yeah, the one that makes people bite off other people’s faces. It really messes them up.

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

        You realize that he did NOT join voluntarily right? That ALL children at that time were automatically enrolled…right? Right?
        .
        Didn’t think so. Moron leftoid.

    • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

      Don’t forget to include her husband is the list of users.

    • Modres

      Some of the blame goes to her husband too…

    • TEXANONLY

      Nobody is using her, she was and still is part of the left that wants to destroy this county. So be angry at her also.

      • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

        She was a part of the left, but she didn’t even have the capacity to write this simple speech on her own. You’re telling me she’s fully able to think through these issues and offer comprehensible commentary on them? They’re using her. And I repeat: It’s disgusting and vile.

        • TEXANONLY

          I understand what you are saying GreenEyedGal. I just think that she would of done it either way. Her husband is the one that is using her. It is disgusting , just like using little kids to pass an agenda.

          • Modres

            And interestingly enough, they BOTH own handguns. Why haven’t they turned them in if they really believe what they are saying?

    • pax

      The right uses people just as much as the left does. Stop being so one-sided. It’s what is wrong with this country.

      • Underwater

        Give an example. I’d really like to know what you’re referring to.

      • Underwater

        Give an example. I’d really like to know what you’re referring to.

    • celsma

      Yet for some reason when victims don’t want more laws they lose credibility? I hate this stuff.

    • Joe W.

      That’s liberalism, madam. To a tee.

    • CatHerder

      Oh hon, this is no different from all the times Hollyweird trotted out Chris Reeve for their various causes-of-the-day. Smoke and mirrors.

    • Mickey Bitsko

      You might be surprised to learn that the media is owned by huge corporations, none of which have a leftist bias. Btw, Michelle Malkin is a liberal?

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

        Bong water…it’s not for drinking.

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

        Bong water…it’s not for drinking.

    • Mickey Bitsko

      You might be surprised to learn that the media is owned by huge corporations, none of which have a leftist bias. Btw, Michelle Malkin is a liberal?

  • Michelle

    Where can I find her speech therapist’s notes on how we address the problem of mentally ill people? The man who shot her had an obvious trail of mental illness that no one pieced together although ALL the signs were there before he shot her and killed 6 others. I would like to see her speech therapist’s thoughts on that.

    • Modres

      That’s not as important to the Left as removing guns from law-abiding citizens. The Left always thinks that more laws equals less crime. Never works out that way simply because criminals don’t obey laws in the first place. Shhhh, don’t tell the Left…

    • peteee363

      or how the local sheriff would not do his job, and lock this kid up? this was the same sheriff who let the perp go that attacked ann coulter with a pie. granted a pie is not the same as a gun, but ann is lucky the guy who tried to attack her was a bad shot and missed. but the sheriff refused to go after the guy, because he attacked a republican.

  • bobbymike34

    This may sound harsh but what happened to Ms. Giffords does not trump my individual rights. Does she trump the millions of soldiers who were killed and mained to preserve my rights?

    • Eric Hutchison

      We all agree that what happened to her was horrible, just as what happened at Sandy Hook was horrible. Neither one changes the fact that we have Constitutional rights to defend ourselves and our homes against criminals and even our own government.

    • rinodino

      Hmm sounds like a pro choice argument

      • bobbymike34

        I quote the 2nd Amendment can you quote which Amendment allows you to kill an unborn child? Show me the text of the Constitution that says “right to privacy” that phrase does not exist. But it is telling that you equate me PROTECTING myself and my family with your right to kill a baby.
        Do YOU find that comparison MORALLY interesting?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GPKINCUOPQI3P2JM5PGIDBS56M Sharon

          Enough with the abortion nonsense. That was handled many years ago. We need to be serious about the dismantling of the constitution. It is people like you who cost the GOP the election.

          • Fire and Adjust!

            First, it was rinodino that brought up the “abortion nonsense”, as you call it, so you should direct your castigation at them. Second, bobbymike simply cast light on the fact that rinodino’s equating the abortion debate to the same as the 2nd Amen. debate was/is invalid since one is specified in the constitution and one is not. Maybe a little self reflection could be useful on YOUR part

          • Tom Bannigan

            Still trying that tactic? No one is buying it.

          • CloneSix

            After going back and reading some of Sharon’s other comments, I think she just forgot the /sarc tag. Ease up.

          • Constance

            Actually, it was a moderate GOP squish who cost the last election. Keep putting up moderates… keep losing.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maliheh-Banoo/100001527498988 Maliheh Banoo

            BS, Republicans kept calling mitt romney a fiscal conservative

          • Joe W.

            Oh REALLY??? Abortion was “handled” many years ago??? I think not, Sharon, and I am certainly NOT alone. Its people like YOU who dilute the platform of conservatism.

          • v1cious

            Ole farmer Joe is back. Take notes guys: If you want any chance beating Hillary, start right here.

          • Joe W.

            This is no fun anymore, loser. Twitchy keeps removing my responses to you. So I won’t bother anymore. Enjoy living in your ghetto. :-)

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/TVJU3Z5RYUJBSIXKGMRNNSEJDQ Mike Johnson

            Give ’em the quack, Joe! The whole quack and nothing but the quack!

          • Joe W.

            Careful bending over, Mike…We can see your quack!!!…lol

          • Guest

            I love the way you refer to innocent babies being killed as being “handled” & “nonsense”. WOW!!! It’s people like you that make me wonder why your mother didn’t believe in abortion.

          • Karla Nix Hodges

            Shame on you!!! Abortion is not NONSENSE, it’s MURDER!!!

          • TocksNedlog

            Pro-Lifers cost the GOP the election?
            You’re real effing special.
            If Roe v. Wade didn’t contribute to the dismantling of the Constitution, then nothing else has either.

          • BlueGood

            Feeling a little guilty mayhaps? How many babies have you killed?

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

        How in the name of the 3rd testicle of Beelzebub does abortion play into this?

        • Saul of Marsus

          if you can’t figure that out you’re a retard! There IS a connection. you liberals used the Sandy Hook tragedy where 20 children died to further your own gun control agenda, YET somehow it does not bother you at all that hundreds of thousands of unborn children are killed EVERY YEAR by abortionists. Perhaps out of those hundreds of thousands, most of them were a “blob” as you say, but I’m willing to bet that a whole lot more than 20 of them were real live fetuses with a heartbeat. They look just like a child after being born, they can move, smile, wince in pain, kick around, have arms nad legs, suck their thumbs. YET you have no problem with that. The problem with YOU is that you’ve been sucking too long on that 3rd testicle of Beelzebub.

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

            “You libs?” Better go back and look at some of my other posts, genius. I’m a Pro-Life conservative Catholic. Oh, and I’m pro-gun. rinodino is the pro-abort doofus who likened being pro-second amendment with being ‘pro-choice’ into this. Not sure what drug-induced stupor caused you to assume that I was somehow a pro-abortion lib, but get a clue buddy.
            .
            Reading is FUNdamental. And for anyone who reflexively up-clicked Paul’s knee-jerk comment…read carefully.

          • Modres

            I “up-clicked” Paul’s comments simply because I agree with them. You really should have been able to make the connection between abortion, Sandy Hook, and the liberal agenda.

            Too many liberals (not saying you are one) use crocodile tears regarding the Sandy Hook victims, but have no tears (real or imagined) to shed for the 3800 unborn human beings slaughtered daily.

            The hypocrisy should be obvious to every pro-life person out there.

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

            “You libs?” Better go back and look at some of my other posts, genius. I’m a Pro-Life conservative Catholic. Oh, and I’m pro-gun. rinodino is the pro-abort doofus who likened being pro-second amendment with being ‘pro-choice’ into this. Not sure what drug-induced stupor caused you to assume that I was somehow a pro-abortion lib, but get a clue buddy.
            .
            Reading is FUNdamental. And for anyone who reflexively up-clicked Paul’s knee-jerk comment…read carefully.

      • TocksNedlog

        Hmm, sounds like an idiot typing.

        • rinodino

          Hmm a idiot typing to idiot welcome to the twitchy board kind sir

          • TocksNedlog

            Insults, ad hom attacks and moving the goalposts ain’t so much fun when you’re on the receiving end, is it?

          • rinodino

            Actually I could say a lot to you, but knowing the turf I’m on ,ill probably get banned for calling you a clown idiot ,so I will call you sir , see how nice a liberal I am 😉

        • rinodino

          Hmm a idiot typing to idiot welcome to the twitchy board kind sir

      • GTFOBigGovt

        You mean pro life argument, right? Typo? But no, sadly, the baby is too young to pull the trigger of a self defense weapon as the murderer is about to kill him.

    • Constance

      You don’t sound harsh at all. You sound reasoned, which is what this entire issue should be. Reasoned and thoughtful discussion. Unfortunately, that doesn’t matter much in our country anymore.

    • Juanita Estrada

      Totally agree. The smallest minority is the individual.

    • $30158943

      How does universal background checks or restrictions on high capacity magazines trump your individual rights?

      • Lord Foggybottom

        And who are you to decide how I choose to defend myself?

      • Lord Foggybottom

        And who are you to decide how I choose to defend myself?

      • Modres

        It ERODES my rights. Today, they want universal background checks and a ban on high capacity mags. Tomorrow, they will want to limit ammo to five bullets per month.

        Of course, let’s not forget that NO criminals will abide by any of these news laws.

        I have to ask…what part of “shall not be infringed” is not understood by the Left everywhere (including you, apparently)?

        Every time a new law is passed restricting my rights with respect to guns, the 2nd Amendment becomes FURTHER infringed.

        It’s the only amendment that says “shall not be infringed.” Yet, it IS infringed by the Left constantly.

        Tell me how universal background checks and restrictions on high capacity magazines will affect the CRIMINAL element, will you?

        And no, Sen. Feinstein is 100% wrong when she says that banning “assault” weapons will eventually dry up the supply. That would ONLY happen if they actually stop MAKING them, and even then, it would take generations to dry up.

        Liberals. No logic whatsoever.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          I know, right… I don’t get what part of ‘Criminals, by definition, are law-breakers’ they don’t get.

          Liberal gun control logic: “Criminals disobey the gun laws, so let’s make more that they won’t obey.”

      • bobbymike34

        There was a gang of home invaders with four or five guys with machetes. When my gun goes ‘click’ on the eigth round my right to defend myself has been infringed.

        • $30158943

          Yes, give me one example of the history of mankind that this has happened, outside of video games or movies. Alternatively, thousands of people are murdered every year. Its better to protect the actual threats than your fantasies.

          • bobbymike34

            http://www.examiner.com/article/armed-grandfather-saves-his-family-from-violent-home-invaders
            Look the first time in human history. Its called Google moron.

          • $30158943

            I guess you are the moron because if you had bothered to read it he had no need for an assault weapon or high capacity clip, he used an ordinary shotgun which nobody is suggesting be restricted. Back to the drawing board bozo.

          • bobbymike34

            Nice try dumbass you were obviously questioning the premise of four attackers at once and me needing more than seven rounds.
            Good one keep backing up beep beep beep hahaha!!!

          • $30158943

            No I was questioning the premise that you needed an assault weapon with high capacity clip to fend off home invaders. If some old Grandpa can do just fine with a shotgun, why can’t you? Is it the small penis or the bed wetting that caused you to compensate? While the chances are greater that you’ll be shot with your own gun than fend off home invaders (which would be poetic justice) its also possible that you’ll snap some day (seems your close already) or your spawn will do so and use it on a school room full of innocents.

          • bobbymike34

            Funny I don’t read “I need an assault weapon” in my post, nice try though. Handguns can carry 18+ rounds those would be limited as well.

            Small penis, really? Are your thoughts phallocentric? You often think of penises? Did your daddy molest you?

          • $30158943

            What are you compensating for then?

          • jomarl

            Pissing contest! Who hit the wall first? Sheesh…

      • Ken Alan Draper

        read the second amendment, theri ghts of the people SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. infringed is the word they used, look it up in a dictionary.

    • $30158943

      How does universal background checks or restrictions on high capacity magazines trump your individual rights?

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Anyone else think that it’s horrible how they use her for this and when they have no more use for her she will be abandoned? until the next time they try, if she happens to be alive then. if she were to pass away I’m sure her funeral will be one democratic party convention just like Kennedy’s funeral, & wellstone’s funeral, etc. these people have no human decency.

  • Eric Hutchison

    Like it or not, the Far Left is on a roll. They control the media and the message in this country, and they’re brainwashing Americans to believe in their Utopian fairy tales. I don’t know what I’m going to do just yet, but I know that as more and more of my freedom is taken away the less I’m inclined to want to live in this country.

    • JoeMusgo

      You are correct, the left controls the debate and the right is impotent to communicate their own message, which should be: Abolish parole, mandatory minimum sentencing for crimes committed with guns, pro-death penalty and build more prisons.

      • Constance

        That doesn’t work. Building more prisons is not the answer, and I’m as conservative as they come. Locking people up on mandatory minimum sentencing has been done for decades now. Isn’t working.

        • ForTheRepublic

          You’re right, and I think I know just how to fix it;

          First, we remove protective custody from rapists/child molester. If the kid who got caught up in a bad position can’t be protected from the gangs, why should they?
          Second, we eliminate death row. The judge tells you you’re going to be killed, you die immediately. No more waiting.
          Third, we release all non-violent offenders with 10 years of probation. They violate it, they get double the original sentence as a mandatory serving time.

          Edit: I can do away with #2, and can negotiate on #3, but #1 is a definite for me.

    • Modres

      I agree with you, Eric. I’m SICK and tired of the Left having the media in their pocket and the race-baiters on the Democrat’s payroll. They are simply repeating lies over and over again until people will simply believe them, lock, stock, and barrel.

    • AdoEdem

      I don’t want to leave, I want THEM to. I like the Constitution and rule of We the People just fine. It’s them who should be the ones to leave. I mean, they obviously hate it here and want to be in Europe. So why aren’t they? Why not move to where their MarySuetopia is more realized?

    • 1SkepticalChick

      ” I don’t know what I’m going to do just yet, but I know that as more and more of my freedom is taken away the less I’m inclined to want to live in this country.”
      Why not stay here and fight to keep our rights and our country. Seriously? You’d just throw up your hands and walk away? I say we stay and they go.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      ” I don’t know what I’m going to do just yet, but I know that as more and more of my freedom is taken away the less I’m inclined to want to live in this country.”
      Why not stay here and fight to keep our rights and our country. Seriously? You’d just throw up your hands and walk away? I say we stay and they go.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/joeyess joeyess

      Go Galt, buddy!

  • NachoCheese (D)

    Jimmy Guterman
    @jimmyguterman
    … the childlike nature of Giffords’s handwritten note is both beautiful and so so horrible

    —–

    HAHAHA

    The childlike nature of the handwriting was her therapist?

    You just can’t make this stuff up…

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Well, we can’t make it up, but they get paid to.

  • ChampionCapua

    #PrintItForGabby

  • http://acmephotography.net AcmePhoto

    Never let a tragedy “go to waste” says the left.

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

    Why does the left keep doing more and more crazy things everyday. They are such phony people its not funny. Al Gore! And the jealous left loons of Michelle Malkin.

  • Molly Nancy Owens

    What a joke on the American people who deal with this horror everyday. Why didn’t she do something when she still had a brain? Too late and I don’t care.

  • DizzyMissL

    HI larious

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GPKINCUOPQI3P2JM5PGIDBS56M Sharon

    Did everyone forget that the shooter is a crazy liberal? She essentially lied when using someone else’s words.

  • peteee363

    what’s the problem, most of the idiots, i mean politicians have someone else write everything for them. i just wish they would stop using victims to forward thier agenda!

  • Karl Winrich

    I listened to what she had to say because, in my opinion, she had earned the right to speak.

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Getting shot means she has “earned” the right to speak? Sorry, but she has that Natural Right, as do you and I, without being shot.

      Now, what specifically about her being shot gives more weight to her opinion that restricting my Natural Right to self defense would somehow help in my defense?

    • Modres

      You mean until/unless I get shot, I am not allowed to offer an opinion on gun violence or the 2nd Amendment?

      • Karl Winrich

        That’s not exactly what I meant. You do have the right to speak, granted to you by the 1st amendment. How I meant it is that she was, in fact, a victim of gun violence, and a survivor who’s life was completely turned upside down by an act precipitated on her not by her own designs. This is why I said that she has earned the right to speak in these hearings.

        • Underwater

          So, I have a right to speak on Affirmative Action? I was turned away at a job fair because I’m white.

          • Karl Winrich

            Good god, people are reading into this WAY too much!! I know your pain Underwater about affirmative action seeing as how I lost a job to a minority who was less skilled than I was because the government stepped in because of a lack of color on the workforce of the company I had applied to.

            You don’t need to do, or have, anything out of the ordinary happen to you to have the right to speak. The 1st amendment doesn’t specify that you need to be shot, or suffer from affirmative action, or any other detail. It’s your god given right!

            No, I simply was trying to say that since she was a victim then she had earned the right, even if she wasn’t a material witness since it’s a general case not against any specific person. But this still doesn’t override your 1st amendment rights.

          • Karl Winrich

            Good god, people are reading into this WAY too much!! I know your pain Underwater about affirmative action seeing as how I lost a job to a minority who was less skilled than I was because the government stepped in because of a lack of color on the workforce of the company I had applied to.

            You don’t need to do, or have, anything out of the ordinary happen to you to have the right to speak. The 1st amendment doesn’t specify that you need to be shot, or suffer from affirmative action, or any other detail. It’s your god given right!

            No, I simply was trying to say that since she was a victim then she had earned the right, even if she wasn’t a material witness since it’s a general case not against any specific person. But this still doesn’t override your 1st amendment rights.

        • Underwater

          So, I have a right to speak on Affirmative Action? I was turned away at a job fair because I’m white.

        • Guest

          Our rights are not granted by the Constitution. They come from our Creator. They are protected by the Consitution.

        • Guest

          Our rights are not granted by the Constitution. They come from our Creator. They are protected by the Consitution.

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

      No more so than anyone else. Over 60 million lawful gun owners have never used their weapons to commit a crime. I think we have earned the right to speak just as much; after all, it will be OUR Constitutionally-guaranteed rights that would be infringed/attacked/lessened.

  • $30423294

    Oh my gosh, I have a handwritten Abraham Lincoln speech!

    I transcribed it myself, but oh boy, a handwritten Abraham Lincoln speech would be worth tons on Antiques Roadshow!

    Thanks for lowering the bar as usual, leftists!

  • $6883809

    Small problem. Gabby did not write this note, nor did she compose it. It was written by her speech therapist. Composed by who? It is so sad that a people with a long held agenda could stoop so low as to use a brain damaged person to advance that long held agenda. But what could you expect from people who would stand on the graves of children to advance that agenda.

    • $30423294

      It rather dramatically solidifies her role as a prop and nothing more.

      Talk about war on women.

  • $30423294

    I wonder, in the days of the Roman senate, did Cicero use wounded citizens as props when he lectured his peers on virtue, or did he let his very smart arguments persuade others?

    Oh I’ll cut the suspense. Cicero was a marvelous orator who relied on the truth of his arguments to influence not just Rome, but western civilization. It was a totally different age.

    Now I feel sick.

  • knowsbolos

    SOOOOO SICK of liberals using raw emotion to further their agenda. just b/c Gabby got shot in the head does not make her a gun control expert. Seriously…why is the media elevating her to a hero position. Hundreds of police and military are shot each year in the line of duty…lets hear from THEM…and, uh, Gabby, please stay Home!

  • ember

    Another in a long line of lies spoon fed to us by MSM.

  • bj9mac

    Why does the right heckle and taunt victims of gun violence? Have you no decency or respect? Sickening, disgusting right wingers and gun nuts.

    • knowsbolos

      surely you jest! or you cannot READ…dumb ass

    • $30423294

      Would have been funny yesterday.

      Fail.

    • Rabid

      Have some more Kool-Aide…It’s free!

    • fivebyfive

      She is now useful to the left, head wound=hero. The left knows no bounds of disgusting.
      But keep up your phony outrage it’s fun to watch

    • Michelle

      That’s horrible! Who’s doing that? Can you show me where anyone heckled or taunted Ms. Giffords? Your comment seems out of place, this particular post is about how the media (yet again) willfully got something wrong and used it to play on emotions. They’re simply being corrected. But if someone is heckling or taunting Ms. Giffords, I’d like to have a go at them – where can I find these comments? Thanks!

    • Modres

      The RIGHT heckles victims of gun violence? Are you referring to the EDITED version of MSNBC’s coverage of the father who lost a son in Sandy Hook and supposedly, hecklers were there?

      Question: Why does the Left believe everything they’re told?

      Answer: Because the Left is made up of individuals who cannot think for themselves.

      The Left has no class or integrity. They are willing to use a woman who is now brain damaged after being shot by another LEFTIST who was also brain-damaged.

      What does the RIGHT have to do with any of this?

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

      Why do leftoids piss all over Christians by using a disrepectful, mocking Icon of their deity in their online profile? Have you no decency or respect?
      .
      Sickening, disgusting left wingers and athiest nuts.

    • Joe W.

      This from an ignorant, misguided troll who mocks and ridicules the majority of Americans with his horribly disrespectful image of our beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, as his avatar. A bit of a hypocrite, are you not, Mac??

    • TocksNedlog

      This post is about the distortions perpetrated by the media for the express purpose of perpetually pushing a particular partisan political position.
      Putz.

  • Mickey O’Brien

    The common link between the Tucson and Sandy Hook massacres (and Aurora CO, and VA Tech, and Columbine) was not that guns were used. The common link was that the deeds were carried out by sick individuals. That such individuals with severe sociopathic problems can walk the streets should be a matter of concern. When figuring out how to avoid such tragedies don’t start with guns. Tim McVeigh didn’t need a gun, nor a multi-round clip, nor a good deal of ammunition. Neither did Jeffrey Dahmer. Nor Ted Bundy. Nor John Wayne Gacy. Nor Ted Kaczynski.

  • knowsbolos

    SOOOOO SICK of liberals using raw emotion to further their agenda. just b/c Gabby got shot in the head does not make her a gun control expert. Seriously…why is the media elevating her to a hero position. Hundreds of police and military are shot each year in the line of duty…lets hear from THEM…and, uh, Gabby, please stay Home!

  • Dantes

    What are you talking about? Oh, you mean that NBC edit that made it look like someone was heckling Sandy Hook parent. Busted. That’s a creation of the NBC manufactured news department.

    If there are any people who heckle, attack, denigrate, and call for violence, it seems to be the anti gun zealots, not gun owners.

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

    Why does the left think we are all stupid? All they have is manufacturered news!

  • Dandee

    The left never misses an opportunity to use someone, especially a woman. The mental illness in this country only grows with this type of delusion.

  • AmazonRedHead

    Funny thing is…it was a citizen with a CCW that ended the shooting rampage at Gifford’s rally. Odd how they keep leaving that out, isn’t it? If not for that person and their gun the body count would no doubt be higher and Gabrielle Giffords would probably be dead.

  • Love of Country

    For the life of me I will never understand why the GOP is too dumb to figure out how to argue with Democrats on the national stage and stay on message. I mean sure there’s that whole monumental state run media thing working against us but come on ….

    The GOP should tell the DNC that now that the Dems are politicizing gun violence again with Gabby Giffords it’s time to revisit who and what the Dems blamed the Giffords shooting on the first time … crosshairs on Sarah Palin’s political map.

    So it’s time to send Jesse Waters w/ cameras in tow to every Democrat, including President Owebamao, who went on the record to blame the Giffords shooting on a political map that no one saw. Question: You were quite adament that a political map that no one saw was actually the cause and effect behind the Giffords shooting, right? So ….. since movies and video games and rap lyrics are over 1 million times more influential than Sarah Palin’s political map …. how could you possibly be doing anything right now other than trying to reign in Hollywood and their ilk ASAP???? Is this epic disconnect not evidence of your fake agenda or your stupidity? Because it’s one or the other if not both!!!

    And oh ….. alcohol is responsible for 10x more early deaths than guns which are protected by the constitution ….. what are you doing about alcohol you spineless, floundering and codswallowing demagogue?

  • RichardBlaine

    The writing is clear and legible, easy to read, especially for someone delivering a speech. I know many adults possessing better minds than Ms. Giffords ever did, even on her best pre-injury days, who have worse handwriting. Childlike? They see what they want to see.

  • Constance

    I have a thought on this Giffords issue. Had there been even one armed citizen in that group on that fateful day – just one – that shooter might have been killed after he shot the first bullet. Numerous lives could have been saved. Perhaps Miss Giffords would never have been shot. The taxpayers would not now be paying for that monster’s trial and lifetime incarceration either. Funny how nobody with a microphone never states this. I guess that would be too “mean” to say, right? I am tired of Gabby Giffords being trotted out to be the poster child of taking away my rights as an American citizen. Her life is no more valuable than anybody else who gets shot every day in this country – most who reside in gun-free zones.

  • JustMyOpinion

    I am happy Giffords recovered, but can not stand her nor her husbands using the AZ tragedy to further their cause. They were in a gun free zone, loughner was a nut case and the local sheriff there new it. Maybe if Giffords had her assembly somewhere else and sprang for security it would have all been avoided. Maybe if they went on the circuit and talked about keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill people, I have some respect. Loughner. the colorado shooter, lanza all have one thing in common, they had mental health issues. Maybe if we let the colleges report these people, even when they drop out of school, it would help, funding for mental health screenings might help. tired of hearing from Giffords and Kelly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.beane1 John Beane

    Question to any one. wonder who wrote the letters for the children that KING OBAMA
    used.Just wondering

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.beane1 John Beane

      by the way he said the children did, if you belive any thing he says

  • Hugejass

    Maybe Terry Shiavo wrote it

  • Renny

    My sister-in-law was hit and killed by a truck. If she lived to have her therapist write notes to ban trucks would it be this fawned over or taken seriously? C’mon.

  • Truth B Told

    The opinions of every liberal combined does not trump the constitution.

  • MrApple

    Liberal Propaganda plain and simple.

  • MT Poquets

    Question…why did she need the speech therapist to write it and not her husband?

  • $27789750

    Feel for her..it was a tragedy. Wonder though, if she fully knows she is being used and approves. She probably does, but something about it just doesn’t sit well. Cringe worthy. Tinged with a whiff of exploitation.

  • BeeKaaay

    She’s a leftwingwacko. “too many children” is her pro-abortion stance. Too many children, so they must be slaughtered.

  • BeeKaaay

    She’s a leftwingwacko. “too many children” is her pro-abortion stance. Too many children, so they must be slaughtered.

  • Mickey Bitsko

    Considering Rep. Giffords’ injuries, it’s quite natural someone else would write her notes.

    So what is the point of this? Is this the level to which the media has sunk? Pathetic.

    • Michelle

      The point is accuracy in the media, how did that escape you? Try reading the Tweets and the articles linked – the implication she wrote the notes being used to pull at heart strings. “the childlike nature of her handwritten notes…beautiful” or “tears return” (person meant hearing the speech was powerful, but seeing it in her own handwriting made…tears return). Are you not interested in accuracy in the media and them not using erroneous information to play on emotions? Is this the level to which the public has sunk? Pathetic.

  • Mickey Bitsko

    Considering Rep. Giffords’ injuries, it’s quite natural someone else would write her notes.

    So what is the point of this? Is this the level to which the media has sunk? Pathetic.

  • AZcommenter

    Ms. Giffords was my congresswoman, and before the criminal act that caused her serious brain injury, she was also an advocate for gun rights. It is disgraceful that her husband and the others around her now (including, apparently, her “childlike” speech therapist) are taking advantage of Giffords’ vulnerability and allowing her to be used in this manner. All of them should be ashamed of themselves.

  • AZcommenter

    Ms. Giffords was my congresswoman, and before the criminal act that caused her serious brain injury, she was also an advocate for gun rights. It is disgraceful that her husband and the others around her now (including, apparently, her “childlike” speech therapist) are taking advantage of Giffords’ vulnerability and allowing her to be used in this manner. All of them should be ashamed of themselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.harvey.980 Jim Harvey

    The problem is that regardless of any shootings past or present or future, the CONSTITUTION is clear that my rights to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Of course, the Obama administration has never paid the slightest attention to the CONSTITUTION so why would anyone expect them to start now?

  • Juanita Estrada

    Awful and wrong what happened to her. However if she was beaten, stabbed or bombed, would she request that any items that are used for those purposes be outlawed? (bombs can be made out of many household items and chemicals)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maliheh-Banoo/100001527498988 Maliheh Banoo

    Gabby Giffords never claimed to have written the letter but rather a handwritten letter for her testimony….she is not able to write due to brain damage.

    • Michelle

      Which has absolutely nothing to do with this entire point.

  • Bob

    Anyone else getting a little tired of Kelly dragging his victim around
    to anti-gun opportunities? Giffords owned a Glock at the time she was
    shot by an assailant with a Glock. NOW something must be done…….. I’m going
    start buying a new firearm every time Kelly grandstands……

  • Bob

    Anyone else getting a little tired of Kelly dragging his victim around
    to anti-gun opportunities? Giffords owned a Glock at the time she was
    shot by an assailant with a Glock. NOW something must be done…….. I’m going
    start buying a new firearm every time Kelly grandstands……

  • Skyking239

    Gabby was one of a few Democrat house members to vote against Nancy Pelosi for house speaker. A few weeks later she was shot in the head by a left wing nut job. Coincident? Shades of ole Vince Foster found in Fort Marcy park stretched out like a dime store dummy just before his affair with Hill was about to be disclosed.

  • Skyking239

    Gabby was one of a few Democrat house members to vote against Nancy Pelosi for house speaker. A few weeks later she was shot in the head by a left wing nut job. Coincident? Shades of ole Vince Foster found in Fort Marcy park stretched out like a dime store dummy just before his affair with Hill was about to be disclosed.

  • Drew Longview

    How long will they exploit this poor lady?

  • Drew Longview

    How long will they exploit this poor lady?

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

    “Liberals, like tyrants and terrorists, love
    human shields. Human shields, whether they are in war or politics
    have the same goal. They want to use a person or people to stop the
    other side from attacking. The strategy is simple. The publicity
    blowback from the attack on an innocent person would be so severe it
    deters someone from attacking.”

  • bicentennialguy

    Giffords should get on her knees every day and thank God that she’s alive. Instead, they wheel her out to push an agenda. The woman can barely speak. It’s sad to watch. She ought to spend time with her children and husband and enjoy her life instead of making the rest of us miserable.

  • $30158943

    Twitchy is for nitpicking Twits. Your message “Stop feeling sorry for Giffords. She didn’t write the note — her
    therapist did, because Giffords cannot write anymore, because her brain
    fell out of her head in a Phoenix parking lot.”

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Your message: “I have limited reading comprehension skills and can not grasp the concept that this article is not about Mrs. Gifford’s, but rather the state run media’s attempt an appeal to emotion logical fallacy using Mrs. Gifford’s as a prop.”

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Your message: “I have limited reading comprehension skills and can not grasp the concept that this article is not about Mrs. Gifford’s, but rather the state run media’s attempt an appeal to emotion logical fallacy using Mrs. Gifford’s as a prop.”

    • Michelle

      That’s not at all the message. You should have stayed in school and made reading comprehension your friend.

  • $30158943

    Twitchy is for nitpicking Twits. Your message “Stop feeling sorry for Giffords. She didn’t write the note — her
    therapist did, because Giffords cannot write anymore, because her brain
    fell out of her head in a Phoenix parking lot.”

  • Eric Campbell

    There are more people killed by guns in this country than any other country on the planet. Fact.

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Fact? I think not. Try again:

      1. Brazil: 34,678
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 18.1
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 8

      2. Columbia: 12,539
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 27.09
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 5.9

      3. Mexico: 11,309
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 9.97
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 15

      4. Venezuela: 11,115
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 38.97
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 10.7

      5. United States: 9,146
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 2.97
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 88.8

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list

      SOURCES: UNODC & Small arms survey

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Fact? I think not. Try again:

      1. Brazil: 34,678
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 18.1
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 8

      2. Columbia: 12,539
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 27.09
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 5.9

      3. Mexico: 11,309
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 9.97
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 15

      4. Venezuela: 11,115
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 38.97
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 10.7

      5. United States: 9,146
      — Gun murder per capita (100,000): 2.97
      — Firearm ownership per capita (100): 88.8

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list

      SOURCES: UNODC & Small arms survey

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Even more telling, sort the list by percent of homicides by firearms, and the U.S. ranks 26th while being 1st in ownership by a large margin.

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Even more telling, sort the list by percent of homicides by firearms, and the U.S. ranks 26th while being 1st in ownership by a large margin.

    • Guest

      You create something in your mind then post it as reality. Fact.

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

      WOW…………be glad you aren’t payed based on your knowledge.

    • Bill

      so

  • Eric Campbell

    There are more people killed by guns in this country than any other country on the planet. Fact.

  • pkill

    Victimhood is a mental state that must be maintained, even when the person becomes an oppressor. God forgive her and the liberal devils that tempted her with acceptance, power, and money.

    My daughter will not be made a hostage to liberal rage because of this; I will protect her with my guns, and teach her how to defend herself.

    I Just pray she never seeks power over others like these fools have.

  • pkill

    Victimhood is a mental state that must be maintained, even when the person becomes an oppressor. God forgive her and the liberal devils that tempted her with acceptance, power, and money.

    My daughter will not be made a hostage to liberal rage because of this; I will protect her with my guns, and teach her how to defend herself.

    I Just pray she never seeks power over others like these fools have.

  • Joseph Phillips

    It’s all about the children… every freakin’ Lib argument. I’m so sick of adults worshiping children. Kids today are being made into sissies.

  • 1972patriot

    I find it sad that this woman, Gabby Giffords, is victimized by her own ignorance. I sincerely wish her and her family a continued recovery.

    • Michelle

      She is not a victim of ignorance. She’s not ignorant, she suffered permanent brain damage from the shooting, including damage to her cognitive skills (memory, ability to understand, process thoughts, etc.) I’m pretty sure it’s the impairment of her cognitive skills that has actually made her a victim of…those around her (including her husband and former colleagues) who are willfully and purposely using her for political reasons. I imagine if she had the ability to fully grasp how she’s being used, she’d be infuriated.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/joeyess joeyess

    “Twitchy”? Must be the meth.

  • GridRider

    Anyone with any intelligence knows the time to make important decisions is when emotions have subsided, not when they are at their height. However, the left ALWAYS seeks to press their agenda during these times, even to the point of using people like Ms. Giffords and the suffering parents of murdered children. Its not only foolish, its ghoulish.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    when this is done they’ll forget about her again, until the next round of gun confiscation attempts then they’ll wheel her back out. they only care about her when she’s useful.