HOT BLAST: Heckling is all the rage now.
Jun 06, 2013 | 1524 views |  0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Michelle Obama's now-famous face-to-face incident with a heckler at a private event in Washington has put hecklers back in the news: It's one thing when it happens to the president, but the first lady? Anything's possible these days.

It's raised pertinent questions: When is it OK to heckle a speaker? Is it a sign of disrespect to the office to heckle an elected official, particularly the president or his wife? It's interesting to read the online comments from this NPR report about the incident.

As for hecklers themselves, they're apparently now all the rage. It even happened recently to government officials who were meeting with Tennessee residents about the First Amendment and the Muslim faith.

-- Phillip Tutor

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