Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NBC: A Network Of Lying Sacks Of Shit

In today's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," the NBC cover-up was in full gear. Rather than own up to or apologize for yesterday's attempt to create a Romney gaffe out of what was later discovered (by just a blogger) to be a wildly misleading edit, Ms. Mitchell only said this:

"We ran clips of Mitt Romney in Cornwall, Pennsylvania, talking about his trip to WaWa. Well, the RNC and the campaign both reached out to us saying that Romney had more to say about that visit -- about federal bureaucracy and innovation in the private sector. We didn't get a chance to play that, so here it is now."
"We didn’t get a chance to play it" is a lie.
On its website, NBC News is even lying with this false headline: "Mitchell addresses criticism of Romney clip edit."
Uhm, no she didn't. If you weren't familiar with the controversy, you would think Mitchell was merely doing the Romney camp a favor by playing the clip.
A decision was made not to play it so Mitchell and her guest caught it up after Mitchell openly declared the out-of-context video as "Mitt Romney's supermarket scanner moment."
That, of course, refers to a infamous moment in George H. W. Bush's 1992 reelection campaign that the Clinton-enamored media jumped all over to paint the former President as out of touch.
Not surprisingly, out-of-touch is a narrative Obama would like to create around his rival, Mitt Romney.
Not surprisingly, NBC News would love to help Obama out with that.


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