Andrea Mitchell Smears Romney with Deceptive Edit

MSNBC continued its tradition of leaning so far forward that its corporate head became lodged in its corporate backside today with a story on Mitt Romney and Wawas. Andrea Mitchell attempted to use a deceptively edited clip to persuade her audience that Romney is out of step with the average voter.

Sooper Mexican compared the edited clip with the full Romney remarks. They clearly show Romney was amazed at the ways in which private sector competition motivates businesses, a fundamental that the government lacks. Mitchell deliberately omitted this point to falsely portray Romney as a fool. 

It reminded me of the last time MSNBC attempted to pass off a deceptive edit as news. Remember the "big black cloud" incident?

PERRY: [edit] ... that big black cloud that hangs over America ...

SCHULTZ: That 'big black cloud' Perry is talking about is President Obama.

Of course, it turned out that Perry was specifically talking about debt and that Ed Schultz had blatantly and hilariously lied. Meteorologists breathed sighs of relief as the prospect of looming "hate speech" charges dissipated. 

These are the same people who screamed "deceptively edited" when James O'Keefe edited hours of ACORN footage for time, not narrative. You won't see Mitchell do so with Romney's remarks and you didn't see Schultz do so until he was shamed by new media). The full ACORN tapes did not show any different a story than what was seen in the edited-for-time videos. Mitchell's Romney edit, however, was vastly different from the story told by the full video. 

Once again, new media vets legacy media. 


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