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Media Bias Exposed: MSNBC Doctors Video to Push Left-Wing Agenda
Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 01/29/2013 9:15:52 PM PST by Kaslin

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):

Video

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bias; guncontrol; liberalbias; lsm; mediabias; msm; msnbc; staterunmedia

1 posted on 01/29/2013 9:16:03 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
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.

Not only are we losing our 2nd Amendment rights, but also our 1st Amendment rights to question restrictions thereof.

2 posted on 01/29/2013 9:20:00 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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3 posted on 01/29/2013 9:20:35 PM PST by narses
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To: Kaslin

When Libs protest, it’s “Speaking Truth to Power.”

When Conservatives protest, it’s “Heckling/Bullying.”


4 posted on 01/29/2013 9:21:12 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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5 posted on 01/29/2013 9:21:12 PM PST by narses
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To: Kaslin

Is this technically what would be classified as agitprop?


6 posted on 01/29/2013 9:30:08 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: martin_fierro

Remember the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman 911 tape?


7 posted on 01/29/2013 9:41:25 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: wac3rd

What is that quote? Some thing like freedom of the press is only free if you own the press.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 9:44:42 PM PST by jimpick
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To: The_Media_never_lie

It appears people in attendance were seeking permission to answer the father’s question. It was not at all as reported by CBS News, or any other outlet, heckling. These “reporters” should all be ashamed.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 9:44:42 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: jimpick

True, but among thinking people there is such a thing as credibility.......


10 posted on 01/29/2013 9:46:51 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Tell that to the non thinkers ho got Odumby elected again with the use of the press.


11 posted on 01/29/2013 9:54:02 PM PST by jimpick
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To: Kaslin

LOL!
MSNBC has a bias for the African communist scumbag and his party?
No. I don’t believe it.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 9:59:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Kaslin
Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media are enemies of the people!

13 posted on 01/29/2013 10:30:51 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: jimpick

What is so scary is the non-thinkers are influenced by media bias. This is not a good combination.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 10:42:26 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Kaslin

Goebbels wouldn’t just be proud, he’d retire because his work would be done.


15 posted on 01/29/2013 10:46:50 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Journolists (spelling intentional) have the capacity to feel shame? I doubt it. If/when they see their fondest dreams come true, they’ll wonder why they are some of the first put up against the wall by the powers they supported. Yes, they really are that stupid.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 10:50:23 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: martin_fierro

Anyone who controls the “language” can shape thinking. The German philosophers knew that in the 1800’s. Mass indoctrination started with Lenin and swept into China and Germany and England and then America....with all the Cultural Marxists who swept and infiltrated our county in the 30’s.

They took over the press and Hollywood and our universities in the early 1900’s. John Dewey controlled curricula in the elementary schools by the 30’s. He was a Fabian Socialist.

They put words together that are nonsensical-—like “homosexual” marriage and after a few decades of teaching little children Pride in sodomy in the indoctrination centers and made them celebrate gay “Pride” days-—then, Voila! Evil becomes normal and Good and a Right because little kids believe what adults tell them. It becomes their worldview esp. when they demonize and ridicule people of faith-—and call them bigots and “haters”.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 11:07:31 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: piytar

The thing that bugs me when people bring up Goebbels in comparison to the modern media is that I know for a fact they are too gutless to ever die in a bunker with their “Fuhrer” ... plus, we never seem to get that lucky anymore ...


18 posted on 01/29/2013 11:10:32 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Kaslin; All

The infuriating thing about this is that this “fact” will live on in DUmmie Land forever. They’ll be using this “fact” to “win” arguments for the next 40 years. They always jump on the lie, but never the correction.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 4:34:40 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: wac3rd

“Remember the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman 911 tape?”

Remember the “spontaneous” underwear bomber terrorist attack that was planned for the airliner after that video stirred up civil unrest resulting in the attacks on whites?

Truly is amazing how Trayvon Martin dropped off the MSM radar after that attacker turned out to be an undercover agent.

British wasn’t he?

Lucky he wasn’t killed since the Obama adm. leaked the info about the agent before he got out.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 5:18:03 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Kaslin

Once seen it cannot be unseen. Once heard it cannot be unheard.

That is the reason that propaganda is so powerful against the free, informed and intelligent people.

The stupid see or hear it first and it is the truth no matter how disproved it becomes later. It’s right out of the Communist playbook that lays on Obama’s desk.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 6:03:15 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: martin_fierro

Don’t forget “controversial.”


22 posted on 01/30/2013 6:07:32 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: piytar

” they’ll wonder why they are some of the first put up against the wall by the powers they supported.”

If you read accounts of commie executioners, they say that the common expression of the useful idiots before getting shot was one of surprise. Stupid is also a good description of these fools because they don’t realize that commies kill other commies who aren’t “pure” enough in their Marxist beliefs.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 6:08:26 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
"Is this technically what would be classified as agitprop?"

These days, ANY news story from other than local sources is agitprop, and a lot of local stuff is questionable.

24 posted on 01/30/2013 4:18:39 PM PST by Wonder Warthog
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