An MSNBC reporter had his live TV segment interrupted by an elderly man with shaggy white hair at the pro-gun rally at Richmond, Virginia.
Gabe Gutierrez, who, according to his Twitter bio, is a New York based NBC reporter, was heckled by a boomer during an update on the rally.
The pro-gun rally has been shrouded in controversy, with many pundits warning of a repeat of Charlottesville as so-called “extremist” groups were expected to partake.
Talk of Virginian counties seceding to West Virginia came to light over the raging gun control debate.
Earlier in the day, Gutierrez tweeted out a short clip where a small group of attendees recited the Pledge of Allegiance in unison.
Gutierrez mislabeled the tweet “Chants of “we will not comply” from gun rights protesters in Richmond.”
In the footage, the elderly man is heard shouting: “Y’all a bunch of f***** liars, you lying pieces of s***.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 20, 2020
He later adds a few “f*** yous” for good measure.
The presenter hosting the show apologized for the audible background cursing, colorfully accusing the mainstream news outlet of lying.
Most social media commenters agreed with the man’s sentiments in the comments, despite the outlet’s political leanings.
The MSM gets what they deserve. Especially this clown @gabegutierrez.
— The New Englander (@NewEnglandTruth) January 20, 2020
Bravo 👏 truth, the new hate speech
— 🤠 text TRUMP 📲 88022 🇺🇸 Rapid Response Czar (@THETXEMBASSY) January 20, 2020
On NBC’s reporting, conservative author and commentator, Pete D’Abrosca, told National File:
“NBC has a clear agenda for today’s rally: to baselessly impugn supporters of the Second Amendment as violent radicals, when in fact they’re legally and patriotically exercising their First and Second Amendment rights. Look no further than NBC ‘reporter’ Ben Collins’ now-deleted Tweet from Sunday night for proof. He described Monday’s events in Richmond as a ‘white nationalist rally’ before the event even began. As usual, the media are acting criminally in their blatant mischaracterizations of ordinary Americans.”
D’Abrosca also tweeted a screenshot of a deleted tweet of an NBC employee warning his fellow reporters to thoroughly verify their work before publishing.
.@oneunderscore__ appears to have deleted this Tweet.
What happened, Ben? pic.twitter.com/PulBqZPBlH
— Pete D’Abrosca (@pdabrosca) January 20, 2020