Skip to comments.Unreal: MSNBC edits clip of man with gun at Obama rally to support racism narrative
Posted on 08/19/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT by RobinMasters
I missed this yesterday at Newsbusters but Treacher, rightly aghast, tipped me to it this afternoon. Never will you see a starker example of MSNBC getting away with the sort of deception for which Fox News would be pilloried, especially in the context of race. If you missed Mondays post about this, go watch the footage (or look at this photo) and see if you can deduce why they wouldnt want to show the guy with the rifle from the neck up during this particular segment. For all the well-deserved heat that MSNBCs primetime line-up has taken for its demagoguery Maddow has been notably egregious during the health-care blowup this proves that theyre not above pulling this crap during their daytime hard news segments either.
When youre done with the clip, scroll through the new photo gallery Zombies put together of the many, many, many Kill Bush signs at leftist protests over the past eight years. Thank goodness outlets like MSNBC and the Huffington Post took such blunt, no-argument stances against that sort of insanity at the time.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
No problem, here is another one.Its a little moe detailed. I didn’t watch the video. Slow connection.
I just watched it less than ten minutes ago.
Prissy Matthews couldn’t shut her pie-hole for longer than five seconds to hear an answer from the man.
What a despicable POS she is.
I sent this to NRO, Pajamas Media, and Reason.com
Stalin would be proud.
Well the media is still livid that Rush Limbaugh laughingly supported the woman with the poster comparing Obamacare to Nazi medical programs when she was at Barney Franks’ townhall hot tub party.
She was a LaRouchian and a Kucinich voter. The media glossed over those two details.
We are living in the era of total Democrat yellow journalism.
Did you see the headline about Sarah Palin’s daughte’s ex-boyfriend’s mother pleading guilty?
Shame on those who sell out integrity to push an agenda - short-sighted bias is killing the profession...
Journalists' hatred of conservatives knows no bounds... it was shameful.
They sure sounded like conservatives to me...
That is satan himself.
Confirmed: they were Ron Paulites.
i saw this and couldn’t believe how blatant they were about not showing the guys skin color and then turning this all into race.
MSNBC is fueling a racial war and it is something that they should be taken to task on.
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I have contacted many already and told them I will not support them use their services or buy their products if they continue to support MSNBC in their racial hatred and bigotry. I suggest you all do the same and pass the list onto other friends, family, freepers
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MSNBC PLAYS RACIAL POLITICS WITH DECEPTIVE EDITING, SAYS SAF
BELLEVUE, WA The Second Amendment Foundation today accused MSNBC of using deceptively-edited video from a Phoenix, Arizona anti-tax rally on Monday to invent a racial stereotype in its on-going effort to demonize and marginalize American firearms owners as racists.
The MSNBC video, narrated by reporter Contessa Brewer, appearing with Morning Meeting host Dylan Ratigan, shows an AR-15 rifle being carried over a mans shoulder. The man is part of a crowd protesting near the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where President Barack Obama spoke. Brewer notes on camera, Yes, there are Second Amendment rights, for sure, but also there are questions about whether this has a racial overtone. I mean, here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waistÂ
What MSNBC purposely did not reveal with the deliberately doctored video is that the man carrying that sport-utility rifle was an African-American, said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. MSNBC knows the man was black, yet all they showed in a brief film clip was a close-up of the rifle against the mans neatly-pressed dress shirt. It was impossible to tell the mans race.
This is a detestable attempt to manipulate public sentiment, he continued, in MSNBCs continuing effort to perpetuate a stereotype of gun owners as white racists. It was even suggested during the segment by MSNBC culture critic Toure that it would not be surprising if we see somebody get a chance and take a chance and really try to hurt the president.
By irresponsibly fomenting this kind of racial divisiveness through the use of carefully-edited video, Gottlieb stated, MSNBC is not simply reporting news, it is provoking a reaction. If any harm comes to the president, MSNBCs hate-mongering should be blamed.
I wonder, Gottlieb conclude, if Keith Olbermann is going to name MSNBC as the worst news network in the world.
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