Skip to comments.Critical audio gap in “complete” Romney tape released by Mother Jones
Posted on 09/18/2012 10:44:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Turns out tape cuts out part of controversial Romney answer.
David Corn of Mother Jones released the complete audio and video of the secretly recorded Mitt Romney speech at a private fundraiser.
Yet the complete audio and video is not complete. There is a gap in the recording immediately after Romneys now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who dont pay taxes. The cut in the audio and video comes while Romney is in mid-sentence, so we actually do not have the full audio of what Romney said on the subject.
The next audio/video (Part 2) picks up with Romney talking about China.
I noticed this this afternoon and sent two tweets to Corn seeking an explanation.
I also sent Corn a Facebook message. I have yet to receive a response. I dont have and cant find Corns email address, or I would have done that also.
This audio/video from The Blaze shows the gap (via Moe Lane):
[Romney]We do all these polls I find it amazing. We poll all these people to see where you stand in the polls but 45 percent of the people vote for the Republicans and 48 or 49, This is where the first part of the video cuts out.
Part two picks up seemingly on a completely different subject: China.
about twice as much as China, not 10 times as much like is reported. And we have responsibility for the whole world, theyre only focused on one little area of the world, the south china sea
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Something is missing. Romneys 47% answer was cut off before completed, and is not picked up on the Part 2 audio video.
So the complete audio/video has not been released by Corn, or Corn never had it to begin with.
The explanation may be innocent, or the audio/video may be incomplete.
Given how various pundits have projected that the tape destroys Romneys campaign, and the audio/video gap cuts off Romneys highly publicized answer, I think we are entitled to the full audio/video, or an explanation of why we dont have it.
Update: I found Corns email address, and he responded as follows:
According to the source, the recording device inadvertently turned off. The source noticed this quickly and turned it back one. The source estimates that one to two minutes, maybe less, of recording was missed.
No. “MOther Jones” is an “Earth Centered” news organ, no?
Did they do some professional doctoring of that audio tape ?
David Corn is capable of anything.
as I said before the leftists are morons as usual. I talked to one of my liberal friends today and asked her about this tape. she scratched her head, not able to answer honestly if she understood what the controversy was all about. She couldnt articulate what Romney said that wasnt the conservative view to begin with. She already knew all that as conservative, and my views, to begin with. What was controversial or new about it except the fact that the media kept harping on it as secret tapes??? It was funny to hear it from her. I just kept my mouth shut and let her turn herself into a pretzel trying to justify the hullabaloo. LOL! But then I asked her if it wasnt so interesting how the media was turning this tedious non issue into such a hullabaloo? In an aha moment I could clearly see the wheels turning! Something she always denied before: media is indeed obama propaganda arm and not real news!! so she just looked away and, oops, it was time to go back to work. Thats what I call Moving Forward!
This will not turn well for the left-wingers and their biggest gun against the right, their media conglomerate, I tell ya.
Leftwingers are morons.
LOL! What if this turns out to be the reverse of the Nixon 18 minute gap? Leftists editing out something that would make a republican look good, then get caught. Oh, how I would pay to see that.
Could there be another clip to come out, that the libs think is devastating? That was my first thought.
We checked with UN Ambassador Susan Rice and her unbiased opinion is that it is obvious that Romney had a spontaneous reaction that the 47% are not patriotic citizens who should even be allowed to vote at all.
Correction : Perhaps ? Paul Shanklin can make a parody of Mother Jones editing this tape even before the liberals and the main stream media knows what happen.
What if ? the lost 18 minutes of the Nixon tape is on this new and improved “ Complete and Secret “ Romney tape that Mother Jones have discovered ?
David Corn ? would the lost 18 minutes of the Nixon tape be on Romney’s new and improved “ Complete “ tape ? Inquiring minds want to know.
Amazing that the recording device suddenly stopped working. Give us a break. Do they actually expect us to believe that kind of garbage?
Why yes, yes they do.
How convenient! If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you......
Rose Mary Woods Ghost is still amongst us!
For the Youngsters!
"Mother Jones" is named for famous commie Mary Harris Jones.
I can't excuse them but it's possible. Some cell phones won't record video continuously until stopped. Do I believe their account? NO.
David Corn and his "source" should be pursued under FL law.
if yer gonna page him, at least PING him!
This will turn out to have the impact of Obama's much more controversial "bitter clingers" remarks. In short, no impact at all. Of course, in that situation, the media (under orders from the Obama campaign) tried their best to downplay any of Dear Leader's nasty comments directed at conservative voters. But now that a Republican candidate has uttered what most conservatives believe about Dem voters, why it's just a scandal. (snicker)
"Inadvertently" turned off! Hilarious. Well, apparently the "recording device" had heard enough.
I hope that someone goes jihad on that lipless fag corn-hole.
“Rose Mary Stretch”