Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to edit to deceive.
There is no doubt about this: MSNBC displays no journalistic integrity. NBC News/MSNBC is an arm of the Obama propaganda machine. The employees are Democrat hacks. The news outlet is an embarrassment.
NBC/MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and her comrades tried to paint Mitt Romney as out of touch. They tried to equate Romney's recent comments with President George H. W. Bush's grocery scanner moment.
Turns out, Romney doesn't come off as out of touch at all.
MSNBC, however, comes off as deceitful and misleading.
Clearly, Romney is pointing out the merits of the private sector when compared with the government. He's praising the fruits of competition. He's talking about innovation.
That's not what the Leftists at MSNBC tried to portray.
Once again, the liberal media are exposed.
This split screen video reveals just how sleazy MSNBC's editors are:
Andrea Mitchell is a disgrace.
Mitchell and NBC News/MSNBC owe Mitt Romney a formal apology. They owe their viewers an apology.
Playing the complete video is inadequate without explanation as to why it was edited in a manner that distorted Romney's remarks.
Who is responsible for doing the editing?
The individual or individuals should be fired, assuming the editor/editors are NBC/MSNBC employees.
Perhaps Mitchell was given the video by an outside source.
Did MSNBC's version of the video come straight from the DNC? Media Matters? The White House?
This is NOT an apology.
ANDREA MITCHELL: We ran clips of Mitt Romney in Cornwall, Pa., talking about his trip to a 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.
Mitchell, NBC News, and MSNBC have been exposed. It would be far better to address the matter with sincere regret for misleading its audience and trying to smear Romney.
Unfortunately, they don't have the decency to do that. No class.