The elite media and scores of journalists on the left are outraged today because a group of pro-gun rights activists allegedly “heckled” Neil Heslin, the father of six-year-old Jesse Lewis -- one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre -- during a Connecticut hearing on gun violence on Tuesday. Here’s the MSNBC clip making the rounds on Twitter:
But wait. As Twitchy points out, the original video has obviously been altered and tampered with (fast forward to the 15:05 mark):
It’s abundantly clear that someone at MSNBC doctored the original video in order to (a) push their radical, left-wing agenda and (b) to portray gun owners as evil and heartless nut jobs. But the truth is that it was only after Mr. Heslin asked out loud why anyone would want to own an “assault-style weapon” that the activists spoke up in the first place. This is a far cry from “heckling”; Mr. Heslin actually sought their opinion. If anything, this proves once again that the MSM is misleading the public and maligning those with whom they disagree for political purposes. How sad.