He was a Harvard Law grad who was streetwise enough to demolish a heckler.
He got a huge reaction, which could not have discouraged him from taking on a heckler at a Meg Whitman event a few days later.
Glaser says attacking the audience is off-limits, though she did call a heckler a “c--t” once.
“You can hold your own rally,” the president told the heckler.
There were early reports that the heckler was a Howard Stern staffer.
In 1654 the spire was destroyed by lightning; the skilful architect heckler was obliged to rebuild it sixty five feet high.
He was a stout man, dressed in a dark jacket, and had the appearance of a heckler.
Homer Crawford drifted away again before the heckler recovered.
Then the bearded attorney, whose fame was secure as a heckler of witnesses, rose dramatically from his chair.
I was an uncommon grand hand at the bools mysel, and could throw the ba as far as Robbie King the heckler—ye mind, Tammie?
agent noun from heckle (v.); mid-15c., from late 13c., as a surname (Will. le Hekelere). Modern sense of "one from the audience who taunts a public speaker" is from 1885. Fem. form hekelstere is attested from c.1500.
early 14c., "to comb (flax or hemp) with a heckle;" from heckle (n.) or from related Middle Dutch hekelen. Figurative meaning "to question severely in a bid to uncover weakness" is from late 18c. "Long applied in Scotland to the public questioning of parliamentary candidates" [OED]. Related: Heckled; heckling.
"flax comb," c.1300, hechel, perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *hecel or a cognate Germanic word (cf. Middle High German hechel, Middle Dutch hekel), from Proto-Germanic *hakila-, from PIE *keg- "hook, tooth" (see hook).