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Other media organizations back down and retract their lies, Huffington Post Reporter Christina Wilkie doubles down.

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Connecticut --(Ammoland.com)-Huffington Post Report Christina Wilkie decided to join MSNBC’s ( http://tiny.cc/9hcatw )  ‘Heckling Hoax’ and double down on a lie by publishing the second article with the Huffington Post that tries to claim that citizens at a legislative public hearing ‘heckled’ the father of a victim of the Newtown Massacre.

Reporter Wilkie demonstrated her lack of ethics and rationality by stating in her article ( http://tiny.cc/fmcatw ) that “gun rights activists in the audience at that hearing shouted “Second Amendment!” at Heslin when he questioned why civilians should be permitted to carry military-style assault weapons”.

The reporter also attached a maliciously edited video with the title ‘Gun Activists Heckle Father of Sandy Hook Victim’. The video, edited in an extreme manner, does not show the father asking a hypothetical question to the members of the public hearing and their respectful silence. It only shows his affirmation that their silence to his question indicates defeat, at which point a few people call out that the ‘second amendment’ would be a potential reason that people should be able to posses the firearm he is advocating for a ban of.

The reporter was contacted about this issue and the only reply received with regards to her atrociously misleading article was:

I simply explained what happened. Heslin questioned and members of the audience shouted “Second Amendment.” This event was not a townhall or an open forum, where audiences are expected to pipe up. It was a hearing, and he was testifying. His question was rhetorical. At no point did I accuse anyone of “heckling.”

This response is despite the fact that the article linked in this article has a title of “Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)” and the video embedded in this article has a title of “Gun Activists Heckle Father of Sandy Hook Victim”. Ms. Wilkie appears to be unwilling to accept the responsibility for her unethical behavior.

Connecticut Carry has advised the reporter to take the time to actually watch the video of the hearing and retract and apologize for their misinformation in the article, but no response has been received to this request as of this press release. Honest reporting on the actual events would be a significant change compared to the horrendous and fallacious characterization of the events that Ms. Wilkie presents.

It is shameful that Christina Wilkie, The Huffington Post, MSNBC and several other media sources have chose to capitalize on this tragedy with such an extreme lack of honesty and ethics.

At least some reporters have retracted their previous statements, showing at least a bit of shame and responsibility for their actions.

  • The article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/neil-heslin-assault-weapons-ban-newtown_n_2774598.html
  • The full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvT9peqTM5E
  • Slate’s retraction: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/01/29/neil_heslin_father_of_slain_6_year_old_jesse_lewis_heckled_by_gun_rights.html
  • MSNBC caught maliciously editing video: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/msnbc-airs-sandy-hook-fathers-416977
  • MSNBC’s article very weakly corrected with the full video: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/29/neil-heslin-father-of-slain-6-year-old-heckled/

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  • 4 User comments to “Huffington Post Reporter Christina Wilkie Doubles Down On Anti’s Gun Lies”

    1. Most, if not all main stream media are NOT our friends, but rather propaganda vehicles for the demonic DNC and the Obama agenda machine.

    2. What else would you expect, liberals can’t do anything else but lie, because there are never any facts to back them up. Time after time they’re exposed and there are still idiot’s that will believe them and repeat the lie!
      Obamas state controlled propaganda(The media)machine) will repeat it until they actually believe the bullshit they put out.

    3. The media in this country is a joke and is not controlled by Obama. It is controlled by the same corporations and 1% that control the Demoncraps and RepubLieCons. Believing anything that comes from either side makes you part of the problem not part of the solution. This country’s problem is not liberal vs conservative, it’s the fact people are still stupid enough to believe and vote for either side. Only someone brainwashed by one side would blame the other. Much like the people who made the previous two comments. It is the people vs the corporate owned government anymore. Get it straight sheeple.

    4. Becker on March 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM said:

      What the hell is “sheeple?” You are more like the sheep if you believe Obama does not endorse and support bias news and lies that furthers his anti-gun agenda. As he told the reporter who exposed him, a couple of days ago,” You’ll pay for this!” That doesn’ sound like control and breaking laws to you? You are the idiot. No, you are not part of the problem but the whole problem of this country! You can’t handle the truth!

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