MSNBC Caught Editing Video of Gun Rights Protesters to Make it Look Like They Were Heckling Father of Slain Sandy Hook Child

This afternoon, Fox’s The Five tore into MSNBC and other media outlets who edited footage of gun advocates “heckling” the father of a Sandy Hook victim while he testified before the Connecticut legislature. As this writer noted earlier today, the full tape of the incident shows gun advocates shouting things like “the Second Amendment” in response to Neil Heslin, father of victim Jesse Lewis, saying: “I ask if there is anyone who is in this room that can give me one reason or challenge this question: Why anybody in this room needs to have done of these assault-style weapons or military weapons or high capacity clips? Not one person can answer the question.”

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir ran an edited version of the clip on Monday that omitted the question, pause, and context surrounding the shouting. And so The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld tore into him and the network as having “deceptively” edited the video because “it fed in their story line that gun owners are really bad, probably racist rednecks.”

“It’s disturbing when you see media distort situation like this to edit and make it what they want it to be to say he was heckled,” Kimberly Guilfoyle added. “But when you look at the tape, that is not the case. He posed and asked a question, people responded back. It wasn’t heckling. […] The media is in such a rush, mad dash to be first and fast. they don’t care about the accuracy.”

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