Heck(le) No

Whether the cable TV news bias is left, middle or right, it most certainly leans toward the melodramatic. Witness CNN’s recent coverage of a presidential “heckler.”

Here is the video.

The Secret Service must have been on pins and needles.

Holy Hannah. This kids sounds like she could be Miss Manners’ daughter. Hecklers don’t tend to wait their turn to query during the question period. Hecklers don’t use their inside voice and stammer self-conciously. Hecklers don’t add qualifers like, “not that I don’t appreciate the opportunity (to hear you)…”

The reporter ended the segment by reminding viewers that, lest they forget in the minutes since the reporter last mentioned it, Senator McCain is a war hero, and therefore was able to stand bravely in the face of the hecklation: “John McCain, who is no stranger to incoming fire, [was] able to handle that heckler there in Alexandria, Va.”

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3 thoughts on “Heck(le) No

  1. The “no stranger to incoming fire” line came off as being a little slimy, didn’t you think? Particularly so, considering the not-really-heckling flavor of the “heckler.”

    By the way, I also find this interesting. The actual words from the 16-year-old’s question:

    I think, judging by the amount of press representatives here and also by the integration of your previous political endorsements in your earlier personal narrative, we can see that this isn’t completely absent — political motivation isn’t completely absent, yet we were told that this isn’t a political event.

    So what exactly is your purpose in being here? Not that I don’t appreciate the opportunity, but I’d just like some clarification.

    That must be a good high school.

  2. Hornseth says:

    Really. That sounds like a question someone might have put to Franklin Pierce just before everyone adjourned to the parlour for Madeira.

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