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Martin Shkreli Heckled Clinton After Health Scare

'Pharma bro' turned up outside Chelsea's apartment

(Newser) - After Hillary Clinton's health scare Sunday, she was heckled by one of the few Americans with higher disapproval ratings than both candidates. Mediaite reports that "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli was outside when Clinton emerged from Chelsea Clinton's apartment, where she had gone to rest after "overheating"... More »

Habitual Heckler Goes After Hillary Over Bill

'You are very rude, and I'm not ever going to call on you'

(Newser) - Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien is a New Hampshire state rep, and a woman with "a history of heckling presidential candidates," reports CNN . She upheld that reputation not once but three times on Sunday at a Derry town hall Hillary Clinton was hosting, reports the Washington Post . The Republican... More »

Heckling Reporter Should Be Fired

Dana Milbank: Our political discourse is getting lower and lower

(Newser) - Respect for the presidency has reached a new low, as proved by a pair of incidents this week, writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post . There was the bullet-riddled outhouse labeled " Obama Presidential Library " at a Montana GOP convention, which showed that political discourse hasn't just "... More »

Munro: Obama 'Just Turns His Back'

Daily Caller reporter admits he mistimed question, but says Obama ducks and runs

(Newser) - To hear Neil Munro tell it, he was simply a victim of bad timing in his rush to question a wily president: The Daily Caller reporter took to the semi-sympathetic airwaves of Sean Hannity's Fox show last night to rehash his interruption of the president , reports Mediaite . "The... More »

Obama to Heckler: 'You're Being Rude'

President responds to shouts at Ohio State

(Newser) - Hecklers' shouts brought President Obama's energy speech to a halt yesterday at Ohio State University. One audience member demanded that Obama read a book he was holding, Politico reports. Obama paused, telling the man, "Sir, I'm here to speak to these folks. You can hold your own... More »

Obama Heckled on Iran

No war has been announced, president reminds 'young lady'

(Newser) - President Obama got heckled at one of his own fundraisers last night, USA Today reports. "Use your leadership! No war in Iran!" a woman yelled. "Nobody has announced a war, young lady," Obama responded, to laughter and cheers. "But we appreciate your sentiment. You're... More »

Obama Heckled at His Own Fundraiser

Man calls him the Antichrist before being dragged off

(Newser) - Not only did President Obama get heckled at his own fundraiser last night—he got called the Antichrist. “Christian God is the one and only true living God! The creator of Heaven and the Universe!” shouted a man in the front row of the House of Blues in... More »

Comic Must Pay $16K for Lesbian Insults: Court

Jokes during amateur's show were discriminatory, says victim

(Newser) - A Canadian human rights tribunal has ordered a stand-up comedian to pay a woman $15,700 after he insulted her and her partner at a show. Lorna Pardy says amateur comic Guy Earle discriminated against her based on gender and sexual preference, the Vancouver Sun reports. The owner of the... More »

'Kiss My Gay Ass': Calif. Dem After Heckling Arnold

... after interrupting governor's speech by yelling 'You lie!'

(Newser) - Slightly different forum, very different personalities, same heckle. And California Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano apparently followed up his “You lie!” interruption of a speech last night in San Francisco by Arnold Schwarzenegger by walking out and telling the Republican governor to “kiss my gay ass.” Ammiano’... More »

Wilson YouTube Video Sparks $200K Haul

But 'You lie' rep's foe raises $750K, leads in poll

(Newser) - Joe Wilson has raised more than $200,000 since he shouted "you lie" during President Obama's speech Wednesday—but his Democratic opponent has pulled in more than three times as much, CNN reports. Even worse for the Republican, opponent Rob Miller leads the incumbent, 44%-43%, in a poll conducted... More »

Leave Wilson Alone: Parker

Outbursts par for the course in partisan politics

(Newser) - After Joe Wilson's “you lie” outburst, we may need to add “Joewilsoning” to the lexicon, as in, “OMG, he Joewilsoned right in the middle of the sermon!” writes Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post. Still, the reaction to the outburst seems a wee bit overblown. Wilson... More »

Wilson Wasn't Only Republican Behaving Badly

Boorish foes steal show during president's speech

(Newser) - Rep. Joe Wilson was far from the only rude Republican at last night's joint session of Congress, Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post. Shouts of "Shame!" and "Not true!" could be heard at various points, along with plenty of boos, hisses, and grumbles. Other... More »

How to Be a Super Heckler

Start by doing your homework, and be sure to get loud

(Newser) - Sunday’s the last chance to get your heckling in this NFL season, and Eddie Matz of ESPN the Magazine has timely tips on getting the most bang for your buck:
  • Do your homework. Knowing a key statistical weak point or personal peccadillo can get you inside your target’s
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