False video going around claiming Sandy Hook father was heckled by NRA members, CNN runs with it

There’s a deceptively edited video that’s making the rounds today that shows so-called NRA members heckling the father who lost his son at Sandy Hook. Huffpo ran a story on it which has blown it way up. First, here’s the video:

You can tell the video has some hard cuts in it. Even so, the video caused Piers Morgan to blow a gasket on twitter today, to the point that he invited the man on his show tonight. And apparently Anderson Cooper has been spreading the lie on his show tonight. Both of these men trusted their liberal blogs and didn’t bother to even check and see if it the video was doctored, even with the hard cuts.

And it was doctored. The man isn’t being heckled at all. He asked a question, and not a rhetorical one, to the people in the audience and they answered him:

Due to pressure by Michelle Malkin and others, like Dana Loesch, Anderson Cooper has apparently admitted the story is now false.

Even at this moment Michelle Malkin is still giving these morons hell for being hacks. It’s awesome. Tune in to her twitter account to watch.

UPDATE: Apparently Piers Morgan has finally come clean before his show:

Behold the power of social media.

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  • Wigglesworth

    Anderson needs to feature himself in his own “Keeping Them Honest” segment.

  • c4pfan

    Michelle Malkin was sure all over Anderson Cooper! LOL

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      As well she should be.

  • martha chandler

    Well, CNN is cleaning house, will to some extent anyway.

  • Joe

    These people have to be given BRIBES larger than the liberals (SOROS) give them !

    If you think they are not being bribed – You are naive!

  • Ray

    The liberal media are lower than sewage scum.

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      No offense to sewage scum.

  • Stehekin912

    To the creature Morgan…what disgusting behavior, exactly? Your behavior is not only disgusting but reprehensible.

    • Orangeone

      Morgan cannot stand that the United States is a Constitutional Republic because it freed itself from England (no offense colliemum)

  • aPLWBinAK

    Whenever we think Piers Morgan can’t get any more dishonest, he seems to take it as challenge, and sets out to prove us wrong.

  • Nukeman60

    I love the fact that even when Piers Morgan apologizes, he doesn’t really apologize. Sort of a “I’m sorry, you weren’t an idiot, you were merely stupid” kinda thing. But, then when it comes to ‘idiot’ and ‘stupid’, I guess Piers wrote the book.

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      And the successive editions as well.

  • stage9

    What a pompous jackass. yeah I said it! Morgan is such an arrogant piece of work. NO WONDER our forefathers kicked their limey butts back across the ocean!

  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    So this father asked a question to the audience that can not be answered by the audience and states see no one has a answer for that question… Then someone from the audience wants to answer is then is told no speaking or the room will be cleared….

    Because freedom of speech is important and is protected by the U.S. Constitution…
    The answer is and forever will be because of a tyrannical Government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Godisright

    “Is there any reason that people need these weapons?”

    Yes Sir, to protect people like your son. I’m sorry for your loss and i will do everything in my power to see that it doesn’t happen where I choose to live. Conceal carry, having armament within my home, whatever it takes to protect my family from these out of the womb abortionists. That’s my right as long as I live and breath on this American soil.

  • +1 for social media, bonus points to Malkin and Dana Loesch, also to the others whoever they are lol

    • Nukeman60

      This is what I’m talking about when I say we must bust the LameStream. Each and every time they tell a lie, or hide the truth, or twist a story, we have to bring it out and make it go viral. We are doing that and it is working. I’m loving it.

  • white531

    The war we are fighting is not only with the Progressive movement. We find ourselves most often fighting with the media, and the way they present the story to the American people.

  • aposematic

    Piers Morgan is a shameless disgusting a$$ without a conscience. Now we know why the British don’t want the scum bag back. Cooper is just collecting his check by following orders. Beginning to wonder when Cooper misplaced his conscience too. Many more jumped on this story. Twitchy and Malkin have been all over it.

    • Orangeone

      Cooper thinks he is above everything because he crawled out of the closet, is no longer touchable because of gay!

  • 3seven77

    What I personally found most disturbing about this tape was the fact that the father was actively asking the audience for an answer. And when the others gave an answer, they were told to be quiet or they would be cleared from the room.

    So who is the person running this sideshow?

    • PatrickHenrysBody

      Yep. Don’t speak the truth and don’t offer an opposing viewpoint. The First Amendment only applies to those on the side of totalitarianism. This is typical of the leftists running the show.

    • clockwindingdown

      The father, Neil Heslin, is clearly pushing the lefts agenda, he called for, “…banning assault weapons and 30 round clips…”

      The moderators are pushing an agenda too. When Neil Heslin asked a question and asked for a response the moderators attempted to shut down said response.

      Neil Heslin does not understand and/or care for the 2nd Amendment or other peoples rights. This may be caused by grief, but judging from is logic and reasons given he doesn’t think the 2nd Amendment is relevant!

      • c4pfan

        So much for the 1st Amendment.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Piers Morgan’s tweeted apology is the worst excuse for an apology I ever saw.

    Like something Obama would say.

  • Garym

    My heart goes out to this poor father of a precious murdered son and to all these families. They should however be looking into the school systems security operation and not after the tools a madman uses. Once again, one person with a gun could have stopped or slowed the butcher of these kids.
    Using emotion to ban lawful people from owning guns is such a typical progressive scumbag thing to do.

    • Orangeone

      Yup and the Sandy Hook said no to armed security again. The school used to have armed security under Clinton program and subsequently declined.

  • sDee

    Piers Morgan: AN APOLOGY: No, those gun supporters didn’t ‘heckle’ Neil Heslin – they just shamed themselves with their disgusting behaviour. My mistake.

    Morgan is a cowardly, gutless, piece of sh’t. He hides behind his TV bully pulpit which will one day crumble to the ground. He could not last 10 minutes out here.

  • PatrickHenrysBody

    Piers Morgan didn’t apologize at all. He is a disgraceful hack.

    “…they just shamed themselves with their disgusting behaviour.”

    How is that different from what you do every day, you hypocritical blackguard? Oh, that’s right. It’s because you’re a global authoritarian and you don’t like it when those who uphold the U.S. Constitution, especially the Second Amendment, cause you to get your panties all in a bunch because you know they are justified in what they say and do.

    • Orangeone

      He has his own armed security! Peons be [email protected], we are okay to kill.

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        A truly vile man.

  • msverde1

    Yep! No one should be alarmed nor surprised. Always keep your head on the proverbial media BS swivel from this day forth or else the greatest pick-pocketeers of freedom of thought and practice of expression in virtue will rob you blindly. Just saying…

  • barrypopik

    Watch MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell right now. O’Donnell just announced that this story is coming up later in the show. He said that the NRA shamelessly attacked a Sandy Hook father and that all the blogs on the right are wrong.

    (FYI, I do opposition research watching MSNBC while I do other work.)

    • aposematic

      I hope they pay you well for that; no way could I stand it for a second.

      • barrypopik

        Arg, I just saw the MSNBC segment. First off, it’s not heckling if the person with the microphone asks responses from the audience. Heckling is if you’re a speaker talking about something and someone shouts out that you’re a bum.

        Second, the “hecklers'” responses (AFTER THE SPEAKER HAD ASKED FOR RESPONSES) were immediately cut off by the moderator. O’Donnell said that the hecklers didn’t answer the question why anyone would need assault weapons, and the tool O’Donnell said that “the Second Amendment” was not an answer. Hey, Lawrence, maybe if they were ALLOWED TO FULLY ANSWER they’d explain further.

        Answer me this Lawrence O’Donnell: Why does the government need 1.6 billion hollow point bullets? Why does the government need assault weapons? Why does the government stage “training” helicopter shootings over Miami and Houston? Why does the government need writing in the NDAA that they can hold any American indefinitely without charges?

        Watching Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show is actually very useful because he’s such an Obama tool. You can find Obama’s talking points on his show every night. MSNBC anchors such as O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow even had a private meeting with Obama in the White House.

        I live in Texas. In an earlier segment, O’Donnell insulted the three senators who voted against John Kerry for Secretary of State, saying that two were stupid senators from Texas and that the other was an Oklahoma senator who couldn’t even spell “Secretary of State.”

        MSNBC is quite a propaganda arm of the White House. OK, back to my normal blogging about American etymology.

    • Dumped all my news stations three months ago no reporting just partisanship

  • Sober_Thinking

    Lol… the American MSM and liberal left are lying? Wha?

    Piers Morgan especially ought to shut his pie hole.

  • c4pfan

    The same media claimed Sarah caused the AZ shootings and they still get away with it!

  • davienne

    Another chopped video, by the dumb street media…. when will they learn ?? it only makes them look stupid and incompetent …

  • NJK

    Look what else Obama is doing. Now tell me he’s not capable of orchestrating the Sandy Hook shooting with all of his terrorist friends, like Ayers, and the Muslim Brotherhood? Someone better do something with this stealth Jihadist in the White House.

    Leaked emails prove Obama “backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad”

  • Guppymonster

    What would anyone expect from the Communist News Network?

    How about the big anti-gun march in Washinton DC last weekend that broke into chants of “Yes we can”‘? Some demonstration, huh? obama is a chicken and a usurper of the law in every respect. He’s the imbecile you throw peanuts at in the carnival and the guy who hides behind children, people dressed in white coats (obamacare) and women dressed as nuns (obamacare). In short, he’s a clown playing his charade to low information voters.

    He’s damned sure not going to infringe on this veteran’s constitutional rights no matter how many people he gets from central casting. Hell, he couldn’t even pass e-verify.

  • repubboy

    The Obamaites will stop at nothing ,LIES are the normal pattern here.. thats why the Obama administration is fighting to delegitimize Fox as a news network. The classic propagandist moves similar to that of Nazi Germany. THe Lies to stir up the people, in this case Lies to stir up hatred for he NRA and law abiding citizens that own guns.
    These people are the lowest SCUMB of the earth.
    In the end their Lies will finish them..

  • Jay

    Yeah, but the sheeple eat this stuff up if they can tear themselves away from “American Idol” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” long enough to pay attention. To the low-information voter, these sound bites are the truth spoken from on high and no further research is needed.

  • Rocco11

    Silly people, the Left isn’t interested in truth or accuracy, they have an ideology to advance..

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    Is this Zucker’s idea of reporting the news? Talking Head Roulette at CNN won’t help if he allows manure like to be broadcast.

  • No shock from CNN

  • NCHokie02

    Wow so Piers Morgan says they didn’t heckle him but “shamed themselves with their reckless behavior”?? How so Piers?? By answering the question he asked?? What a retard.

  • James1754

    How can the left expect to win an argument if they tell the truth? This man asked an honest question, when he did not get an answer he made a remark, at which time he received answers. There was no one heckling.
    Somehow I get the feeling that this is another photo op for minds that are already made up.

  • TickedWhiteDude

    OK….The guy has a picture of his recently deceased kid, and then proceeds to say we don’t need to defend our “houses” (why not schools?) with assault style weapons…Then he says ” I just hope that everybody in this room can support “change”.”
    Now if I had a child that was involed in that sandy hook thing, I would never, EVER be campaigning for “change” and gun control while simutaniously grieving for the loss of my child. I don’t know, maybe that’s just me. This whole thing stinks!!

  • wallwatchman

    I would never want to criticize how another person handles their grief, so instead I’ll just say I just don’t understand. I have a close connection to a child who died by a gun, and it never once occurred to me to blame the gun, innocent gun owners, makers, etc.

    I know this man is devastated, believe me I understand. He wants someone to pay, and the one that should is dead. He didn’t get an option of watching someone go down for this heinous act. He wants to do something, anything to stop his grief, and thinks banning weapons and making laws will help. It won’t. And shame on this admin for taking advantage of this man’s sorrow. He has no where to put his anger, so this admin will use it to their advantage.

    These families need left alone. Prayers and time is what they need. Not blaming and punishing inanimate objects and innocent folks who weren’t there. These pols make me sick.

  • bobemakk

    This is very sad. Of course the lamestream media will blow this out of proportion. The hecklers wouldn’t even let this man speak without first interrupting him. Damn the lamestream media and damn Obama, he should be impeached.

  • joyfulgiver

    I’m not a gun owner, but I do believe we, as Americans, have a right to defend ourselves and that is given to us by the 2nd amendment. I don’t want to sound harsh, I just want to ask a question, do you think this dad would be giving the same testimony if the killer had entered his home? It’s my understanding that the so called “asualt weapon” they are discussing about banning wasn’t even used in these murders. I can’t imagine the pain that has been inflicted upon his family, I pray for these families daily. It’s so sad though to watch our government prey on these families. They are victims of a killer that could have been stopped if the government had done their part and listened to a mom with a cry for help.

    It’s not the guns that are the problem, we have generations without a moral compass. God has been taken out of the classroom and just about any public place you will find contempt for Him. Without His guidance we are a nation in peril. The ten commandments were written for all generations, to guide us into right living.

    The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)

    1. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

    2. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.

    3. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

    4.“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

    5. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

    6. “You shall not murder.

    7. “You shall not commit adultery.

    8. “You shall not steal.

    9. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

    10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

  • joyfulgiver

    One more note, Piers Moron, the guy asked for a response, waited and when he didn’t get one, he made a further statement then turned to the audience and got the response, then someone from the panel told the audience to be quiet or they would be removed.

  • Baltimore_City_of_LOSERS

    You mean , the Liberal Lowlifes would lie ?????

  • 12grace

    Yes, this is on the Huff PO aka PU.

  • DebbyX

    What’s up with that clear the room crap. The man was asking for an answer to a very important question that is central in this debate.