Op-Ed: MSNBC caught in selective editing again

Posted Jun 20, 2012 by Gar Swaffar
MSNBC can't seem to get it straight, nor does it seem they can continue to get away with selective editing, while campaigning for the current President.
Former Governor Mitt Romney
Former Governor Mitt Romney
Gage Skidmore
In what was apparently meant as a way to portray the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, as a rich white guy, who is out of touch with the 'common folks', an exchange at a sandwich shop was very selectively edited.
The edited video of Romney, at Fox News, showed him while discussing ordering a sandwich at Wawa's and in a state of apparent amazement, when he said; "You have a touch-tone keypad, and you touch that, touch this, go pay the cashier, there’s your sandwich.”
What MSNBC left out was a nearly three minute segment prior to that statement. The two minute and fifty-four seconds gap illuminated what Romney saw as the obvious difference between government and a private business.
The short thirty-five second segment MSNBC chose to use, only showed the portion of the campaign speech by Romney, which portrayed him as the guy who never ordered a sandwich before. That would also be what so many Left Wing bloggers and democrat shills have been posting on the web.
Andrea Mitchell got a good laugh out of it, along with her chuckling goober compatriot. It was Andrea Mitchell though, who tried to make the connection to Bush 41, and his apparent amazement at how supermarket scanners worked in his failed campaign in 1992.
By drawing in the parallel to the Bush 41 moment, Mitchell made her ploy obvious for all to see. Romney is white, Romney is rich, Romney is out of touch, and never ordered a sandwich for himself before the campaign for President.
What was left out of the Bush 41 video segment was the state-of-the-art scanner being used. A scanner which was able to weigh food and even read a damaged bar code. Another rich, white, out of touch Republican was the mantra used by the New York Times when it ran the story.
The Left Wing media shills might have gotten away with their dis-information campaign against Bush 41, but yesterday's attempt went south in a hurry after the blog site SooperMexican noticed the clip appeared to be edited.
The video at the top of this article shows the two clips side by side, and the difference tells the story. NBC spokesperson, Lauren Skowronski, made a statement today, quoted at Fox: "MSNBC did not edit anything out of order or out of sequence and at no time did we intend to deceive our viewers,"
In reality though, it's MSNBC and Andrea Mitchell who are out of touch. Still living in their "Old Media" mentality that they can get away with influencing the elections by selective editing, aggrandizement of the favored Left Wing candidate, and on occasion simply lying, as CBS' Dan Rather did, MSNBC's Ed Schultz against Rick Perry, and of course the NBC editing of George Zimmerman's call to 911.
The agenda of the Leftist Media outlets was well hidden for far too long, however, they, along with their apologists, shills, and sycophants are now held accountable by citizen journalists, bloggers and the public, to a degree the Old Media dinosaurs haven't yet begun to fully comprehend apparently.
The changes in the news and information distribution process, and the need for more than the obligatory statement of neutrality will become even more apparent in November of this year. The reality in November will likely surprise even those in the Old Media who are working so hard right now to re-elect their chosen candidate.
NBC is the parent company of MSNBC.