So, who will be the last “real journalist” to admit that grieving Newtown parent Neil Heslin wasn’t “heckled” or “shouted down” at a public hearing? Slate and Anderson Cooper have admitted that an edited version of events that’s been widely disseminated via social media is misleading. Even Piers Morgan “apologized” in a way, though he immediately repeated the “shouted down” lie during his broadcast.
It looks like MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is holding out despite all evidence to the contrary. Why not double down and call anyone who spoke up a “gun nut”?
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 30, 2013
Ideology > truth RT @Lawrence: Yes gun nuts did heckle the father of Sandy Hook victim. See the video and definition of heckling
— Mere Dake-O'Connor (@meredithdake) January 30, 2013
. @Lawrence ICYMI, Cooper and Morgan completely dispute this, as does the full video. Care to retract?
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2013
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) January 30, 2013
Serious question: does Lawrence O’Donnell really want to be known as the journalist who is less credible than Piers Morgan?
— deepereyes (@deepereyes) January 30, 2013
Apparently, @Lawrence is waiting on confirmation from Media Matters before retracting the demonstrably false Newtown heckler story.
— History Prof Brad (@brad_duren) January 30, 2013