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More doctoring by NBC/MSNBC

Posted by Richard on June 19, 2012

The NBC “news” organization, which doctored the tape of the George Zimmerman 911 call to make him appear to be a racist, has done it again. This time, they doctored video of Mitt Romney to make him appear to be out of touch with the ordinary, day-to-day experiences of average Americans like ordering a sandwich at a sub shop.

It was a blatant attempt to reprise the Bush supermarket scanner story (which was declared false by Snopes, by the way), and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell explicitly compared it to that incident.

In fact, Romney was simply comparing how private businesses, thanks to competition and innovation, make things easier and easier for their customers while the federal government makes things harder and harder. So he contrasted the ease of ordering a sub from a touch-screen with the difficulty an optometrist faced when trying to change his address (a 32-page form!) and get paid money the federal government owed him (a multi-month process). You can see the whole segment at NewsBusters (link above).

But you’d never know any of that context from seeing the carefully edited MSNBC clip. Or the slightly longer clip (still omitting all the context, and also at Newsbusters link above) that Mitchell showed in response to criticism.

Expect more of this between now and November. Much more. Especially from NBC/MSNBC, but from other MSM outlets also. They’re totally in the tank for Obama and willing to do virtually anything to manipulate public opinion on his behalf.

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3 Responses to “More doctoring by NBC/MSNBC”

  1. Rick Shultz said

    Excellent effort Richard! I applaud your persistence, but I still get called paranoid, silly, and many other epithets none of which are anywhere as nice as those two when I tell people that this administration has yet to present one credible shred of evidence that they actually killed Osama Bin Laden. All they’ve given us as proof of that is doctored video that’s even easier to produce than the footage you mention.

  2. Richard said

    Now, Rick, I’m tempted to call you paranoid and silly regarding that one myself. It’s not that I have much confidence in what this administration tells us. It’s that I have a great deal of confidence in the U.S. Navy SEALS.

    • Rick Shultz said

      Thank you for not giving in to the temptation, Richard. I do appreciate it. And I have as much admiration for, and confidence in, the abilities and loyalty of the U.S. Navy SEALS as you do but, when they have been ordered not to say a word about a supposedly successful operation that SHOULD have been shouted from the housetops all over this planet, then something HAS to be rotten and it’s not in Denmark. I may be disappointing you now, but I feel that I must point out that this man would do or say almost anything in order to get re-elected. He is a an insufferable liar and has been CAUGHT in so many lies that, leaving paranoia out of it completely, I have no reason whatsoever to believe ANYTHING that comes out of this man’s mouth. He has, in fact, forced me to do something that I would otherwise never have done. As much as I have during my life tried to avoid contributing to the burden that I believe government of ANY sort to be, I WILL be VOTING in the next presidential election. And it will be for the Libertarian candidate no matter who he or she may be. Knowing me as you do, you undoubtedly know that this is something I would not do unless I felt there was just no other way to keep this man from being allowed to continue trying to ruin this country when it is already in so much trouble it may not survive his current term.
      My motive is not paranoia. It is altrusim. It is something that I now feel I must do in order to help ensure the continued survival of not just myself, but my friends and loved ones as well.

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