Progressives have been progressing quickly. Less than a year ago, after it got caught doctoring a 911 recording in a ham-fisted attempt to portray George Zimmerman as a “racist” for defending his life, NBC at least apologized and offered up a scapegoat. Not this time:
A video doctored by MSNBC featuring the grieving father of one of the children who died in the Sandy Hook tragedy … has set the Internet aflame this week. The video, which first aired on the Monday, January 28 broadcast of the liberal network’s “Martin Bashir” show … showed Newtown, Conn. father Neil Heslin’s testimony about guns speaking at a legislative hearing. Bashir then claimed Heslin was heckled by a gun supporter at the hearing. “A father’s grief, interrupted by the cries of a heckler,” Bashir declared. …
The video cut out the part of Heslin’s testimony where he posed a question to the crowd. Hearing no response, Heslin then appeared to act like no one was able to challenge his argument, which is why some present did so.
Days have gone by. As far as I know there has been no formal acknowledgment by NBC of its dishonesty, although it has been shamed into airing the undoctored version.
The only thing more unconscionable than the establishment media’s willingness to lie is its eagerness to exploit this man’s grief to attack our constitutional liberties:
On a tip from Dr. 9.