Hecklers getting Destroyed!

DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
edited March 2018 in General Discussion Posts: 13,419
I've been meaning to start a thread on this for a good while now as it's something that I wanted to highlight - the destruction of tedious hecklers wherever they turn up by the speaker they are relentlessly heckling. I intend to post some video examples of hecklers being destroyed and perhaps we can discuss them in this thread. Of course, please feel free to upload your own videos/stories/anecdotes etc. of hecklers getting destroyed by a speaker wherever it may have occurred over the years.

Here's the first such video from You Tube - an excerpt from the BBC coverage of the 1979 British General Election and the announcement that the then Prime Minister James Callaghan MP had been returned to his Cardiff East seat (though he of course lost the General Election to the Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher). Here he deals with another candidate for the constituency - a selfish heckler called Pat Arrowsmith very well and very professionally in my view. It's also rather funny in places and not at all dry in content:



I'd love to hear your views on this thread and this first video we will be looking at.

Let's get a good and fun debate going here! :)

Comments

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
    Posts: 38,573
    There must be thousands of examples out there. Would love to see someone destroy these two guys.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    Posts: 3,925
    Back in the 70s, here in the States, former Miss America Anita Bryant went on a campaign against gays. She was very controversial. This happened to her in press conference (judge for yourself who got the best of whom):


  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    Posts: 13,419
    Boris Johnson, brilliant as ever:

  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 10,432
    Stewart Lee deconstructing a heckler...

  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    Posts: 13,419
    RC7 wrote: »
    Stewart Lee deconstructing a heckler...


    Yes, I've seen that one and was going to use it myself. I'm a big Stewart Lee fan - he really deconstructs stand-up comedy!
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    Posts: 13,419
    President Obama disarms heckler's nuclear question:

  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 16,027
    Astronaut Buzz Aldrin punching a guy for harassing him and calling the Moon Landing a hoax.
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    You gotta love Mr Aldrin for thumping this bible freak on his nose. What value has swearing on a book of folktales from 1500 years ago.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
    Posts: 38,573
    Good show, Mr Lightyear! I can relate. Some Norwegian King called my time machine a hoax on the tv news. I killed him. I am the king now, that is the law here.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,633
    That's funny, I guess.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited March 2018 Posts: 13,419
    Although I don't care very much for Bill Clinton (or his wife for that matter) I did find this response to a heckler who enquired about Clinton visiting the Bohemian Grove club rather funny as he was speaking to an obvious conspiracy theorist who probably doesn't leave the confines of his PC very often:

  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited September 2018 Posts: 13,419
    Some very interesting videos on UK political heckling from yesteryear:





    The Hecklers (1966) film in full - Newsnight

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
    Posts: 38,573
    Saudi hecklers getting destroyed
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