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Former MSNBC anchor David Shuster said the network should have owned up to its mistake. "Covering up Wawa video is bad for accuracy," said Shuster, who was guest hosting for Bill Press on MSNBC competitor Current TV. "Digging in their heels, they have made this, instead of a one-day story, a three-day story," he said.
KURTZ: So Romney wasn't amazed by the touch screen, but by the contrast between a supermarket chain and the government. That kind of editing is enough to give you indigestion.
Liberal, Fraud, Press, Smears
For anyone who missed it, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell aired a very deceptively edited video that smeared Mitt Romney. My spidey sense perked up while watching it, and after finding an unedited version of the event, I unraveled the deception, much to the glee of the right wing blogosphere. Eventually the story was picked up by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News. Andrea Mitchell was forced to address the deception, but offered no apology. -"SooperMexican"
Liberal, Character, Fraud, Press, Smears, Lie, Bias
NBC is taking heat again for selective editing a day after presenting video of Mitt Romney seemingly awestruck by the process of ordering a sandwich at a convenience store. What viewers didn't see or hear was nearly three minutes of Romney discussing the nightmare of paperwork faced by an optometrist he'd talked to in trying to get the post office to change his address. He expressed mock amazement at Wawa's efficiency to underscore how the private sector often runs circles around the clumsy bureaucracy.
Liberal, Fraud, Press, Bias
MSNBC aired footage today that inaccurately portrayed Mitt Romney's remarks at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania.... But in the MSNBC clip, which first aired on Andrea Mitchell Reports, Romney's remarks begin with the WaWa anecdote and end at "It's amazing," an edit -- first noted by conservative blogger Sooper Mexican -- that makes it seem as though Romney was expressing amazement at the advent of touchtone screens. The MSNBC clip feeds into the narrative, beloved by some on the left, that Romney is a 1950's throwback. After the clip cut, Mitchell and MSNBC contributor Chris Cillizza broke out into laughter -- which is understandable, given that they both had been led to believe that Romney was wowed by a simple machine. In fact, what Romney found so "amazing" was the discord between private sector innovation and public sector bureaucracy.