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Number Six: NBC News again caught selectively editing video

Posted by on May. 4, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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I had hoped this nonsense would end with the reign of Steve Capus, but once again we have NBC News forced to apologize for yet-another dishonest edit meant to push the left's agenda.

Thanks to NRO's Andrew Johnson, we learned that on Friday MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts used selective clips from a speech by Vice President Joe Biden to make it look as though Biden was making a push for gun control. Biden's speech had nothing to do with guns.


Here is the unedited clip. How low of NBC News to use a speech commemorating four Americans lost in Benghazi to push their own cynical agenda:


Earlier this week, Howard Kurtz made a legitimate mistake and was pilloried for days by his media colleagues. But that was a mistake -- granted, a pretty bad one, but no one believes what Kurtz did was intentional.

What NBC News did -- AGAIN --  was willfully dishonest. But there is never any uproar from the same crowd.

You see, Kurtz's mistake wasn't his mistake, it is that he made the mistake at the expense of the media's Politically Correct Hero of the Week, Jason Collins. The media uproar against Kurtz had nothing to do with journalistic integrity and everything to do with sending a message to those who dare commit the apostasy of trying to ruin a good Narrative.

This is the sixth time in just a few years that NBC News has been caught red-handed manipulating audio or video to benefit whatever agenda the left happens to be pushing at the time. But as a result, we hear nary a peep from those currently running around with Kurtz's head on pike.

The rap sheet against NBC isn’t troubling, surprising, or even disturbing -- it is breathtaking:

1. During last year's presidential election, Andrea Mitchell was caught manufacturing a Romney gaffe where none existed.

2. During last year's GOP primary, Ed Schultz edited video of Texas Governor Rick Perry to make him look racist.

3. In April of last year, the "Today Show" was caught editing audio of a 9-1-1 call to make George Zimmerman look racist.

4. In August of 2009, Contessa Brewer sliced and diced a photograph so it wouldn't look like a black man attended a Tea Party rally carrying a firearm.  

5. Just this week, NBC News maliciously edited video of a town council meeting to make it look as though Second Amendment civil rights activists heckled a parent who lost his son in Newtown.

This isn’t bias; this is committing outright fraud in pursuit of a political agenda. And it is no coincidence that every single one of these incidents aided and abetted Obama directly or whatever his agenda was at the time.


The message is clear: if you’re pushing Obama's agenda, there is no code of journalistic ethics.  

by on May. 4, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

BUMP!

gludwig2000
by Gina on May. 4, 2013 at 4:15 PM
Tsk, tsk, in this day and age of easy information, it really makes no sense for anyone to do this.
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

I know, it doesn't make sense. But they still do it. NBC apparently has the worst record of this.

Even though the truth may or may not come out for each one of these cases - it's clear that this is done to win hearts and minds. Far fewer people will learn about the lying than the original deception that looks like the facts.  It seems that they either think the people or laws they support need their "help." Rather than their people and positions being to stand on their own, with the public to make their own decisions. Which means they are biased news reporters (they are not pundits) who "push" their viewpoints, instead of accurate, nonbiased news. 

There was no reason to change the Benghazi speech (which was very sweet and showed Biden's compassion) into a gun control one. I wondered the first time about the names on the wall...


Quoting gludwig2000:

Tsk, tsk, in this day and age of easy information, it really makes no sense for anyone to do this.



JustCJ
by on May. 4, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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Chirp.....chirp....chirp....crickets from the lefties.

Great post Sally!

JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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The message is clear: if you’re pushing Obama's agenda, there is no code of journalistic ethics.  


As my DH would say the media is all over Obama like white on rice.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 4, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Or as far left-wing libs would say, "What's wrong with that?."

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2013 at 12:04 AM

BUMP!

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