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NBC NEWS DECEPTIVELY EDITS PAUL RYAN'S COMMENT ABOUT OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION PLAN

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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MSNBC's Thomas Roberts is a news anchor.  Just ask him.  Ask NBC News.  They describe him as a "News Anchor."  Not a host, like Ed Schultz or Rachel Maddow or Al Sharpton.  No, those MSNBC prime time types are there to get ratings with their opinions and commentary.  But during the day, Roberts handles the "news" and he's a serious, unbiased anchor.  

Today, when hosting a "serious" discussion about immigration reform, Roberts focused on the leaked plan from the White House this weekend which Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) decried and labeled as "dead on arrival."  

Roberts set his entire segment up under the premise that Republicans had no real substantive opposition to the President's plan, they just opposed it because they hate Obama.  His question to his guest, Rep. Henry Cueller (D-TX) was, "Is this strictly because President Obama's name is attached to it?"  

To set up his question, Roberts showed a clip of Rep. Ryan on ABC News' "This Week."  The clip was meant to make it look like the Wisconsin congressman was opposed to the bill simply due to the fact that the President is for it, and not on any substantive level.  However, take a look at the clip.  MSNBC selectively edited Ryan in a very deceitful way.  The transcript of the Roberts edit is as follows:  

Ryan:  "Leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction ...EDIT... This particular move, very counter-productive."

That quote certainly helps Roberts' premise, doesn't it?

But, read the full quote from Ryan.  Read what MSNBC deceptively removed from the congressman's statement (in bold):  

"Leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. Look, the question that we always have to ask ourselves, particularly with this White House, is the president looking for a partisan advantage, or is he looking for a bipartisan law?

And by putting these details out without a guest worker program, without addressing future flow, by giving advantage to those who cut in front of line for immigrants who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us that he's looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution. There are groups in the house and the senate working together to get this done, and when he does things like this, it makes thuch more difficult to do that, and that's why I think this particular move, very counterproductive.

So Roberts plays the deceptive clip as a premise for a full segment on how Republicans only oppose the President's plan simply because Obama's name is on it.  But Ryan had very specific, policy related reasons why he opposed it.  "And by putting these details out without a guest worker program, without addressing future flow, by giving advantage to those who cut in front of line for immigrants who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately..."  Does that sound like a person who opposes a plan simply because it was proposed by the President?  

Also, didn't a majority of Republicans oppose a stricter immigration plan when it was proposed by President George W. Bush?  

It doesn't matter.  As long as MSNBC and "news anchors" like Thomas Roberts have a narrative to paint, they will paint it.  Even if it means deceptively editing their ideological opponents to paint that narrative.  

It is still remarkable how members of the media are still successful in portraying President Obama, the leader of the free world, as a victim.  And, it's equally remarkable how the deceptive editing at NBC News continues unabated. 

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tooptimistic
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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No way.. MSNBC would slant the news?  Nooooo..  LOL.

soonergirl980
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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But MSNBC is real news they would never do that.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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 What's frightening, is that the lemmings out there believe the garbage this bottom feeding station puts out.  They've already been nailed for editing tapes to advance their liberal, left wing agenda.  The first and most famous, is when they got caught editing the tape of George Zimmerman's 911 call.  They left out the whole part where the dispatcher asked Zimmerman if the person he was following was black, white....They just played it as "he's black".

Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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No .... not nbc! Only Fox does crap like that ... ask the liberals and progressives and they will tell you so.

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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Hard to imagine, they are such straight shooters.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Absolutely. They destroyed the life of an innocent, FELLOW DEMOCRAT for the sake of their preferred narrative. Their culpability is astonishing - First time I remember was Rather-gate.

Obviously they do it to advance their agenda, and because of their hubris and belief they will not be caught.

And it takes a whole nation of professional and citizen journalists to spot their fraud and lies.

Doesn't it remind you of the old Pravda in Russia? Misreporting and rewriting history. Retrospectively removing leaders from historical photos who fell from Stalin's good graces. You did know that some older Russians thought the comet that hit their country was a weapon created by the US.

Quoting grandmab125:

 What's frightening, is that the lemmings out there believe the garbage this bottom feeding station puts out.  They've already been nailed for editing tapes to advance their liberal, left wing agenda.  The first and most famous, is when they got caught editing the tape of George Zimmerman's 911 call.  They left out the whole part where the dispatcher asked Zimmerman if the person he was following was black, white....They just played it as "he's black".



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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Exactly - the same Fox News who defends liberals unfairly treated, and even hires liberals unfairly fired by, the mainstream media. Like Juan Williams.

Ironic.

Quoting Farmlady09:

No .... not nbc! Only Fox does crap like that ... ask the liberals and progressives and they will tell you so.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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With their metaphorical AR-15s.

Quoting Carpy:

Hard to imagine, they are such straight shooters.



nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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Liberals are so use to faux doing it to the President that it is now an everyday no big deal thing anymore.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:43 PM

And it took FIVE MAJOR FRAUDULENT editing jobs over several years on NBC and MSNBC to get that NBC News executive fired. And then this new case of fraudulent editing. Obviously these reporters and "news anchors" have all learned from their top fraudster leader and are continuing his dubious work after his ouster.

Quoting nanaofsix531:

Liberals are so use to faux doing it to the President that it is now an everyday no big deal thing anymore.



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