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Critical audio gap in “complete” Romney tape released by Mother Jones
Legal Insurrection ^ | September 18, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire

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 Romney’s now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who don’t 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 don’t have and can’t find Corn’s 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, they’re only focused on one little area of the world, the south china sea…”

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Something is missing. Romney’s 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 Romney’s campaign, and the audio/video gap cuts off Romney’s highly publicized answer, I think we are entitled to the full audio/video, or an explanation of why we don’t have it.

Update: I found Corn’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 47percent; carter4; davidcorn; enemedia; motherjones; romney; truthgate
Surprised?
1 posted on 09/18/2012 10:45:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. “MOther Jones” is an “Earth Centered” news organ, no?


2 posted on 09/18/2012 10:50:39 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 10:51:29 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paging Buckhead!


4 posted on 09/18/2012 10:55:21 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did they do some professional doctoring of that audio tape ?


5 posted on 09/18/2012 10:56:04 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

David Corn is capable of anything.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 10:57:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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 couldn’t articulate what Romney said that wasn’t 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 wasn’t 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. That’s 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.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 11:00:22 PM PDT by parisa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well since the video and audio seems to be out of sync then anything is possible.
Romney's people need to come out immediately and question the authenticity of that " complete " Romney tape.
8 posted on 09/18/2012 11:02:12 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

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.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 11:06:02 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could there be another clip to come out, that the libs think is devastating? That was my first thought.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 11:08:32 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

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.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 11:20:08 PM PDT by Sam Clements
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To: Sam Clements
lol.... the new media needs to rub it in.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 11:30:10 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: boop
Or that they get the tapes mixed up catching some live mike remarks from Democrats looking bad.

Perhaps ? Paul Shanklin can make a parody editing this tape even before the liberals and the main stream media knows what happen.

Hope some people get word to Rush about Mother Jones editing Romney's so called secret tape.

Man ohh man, all the gifts the liberals, MSM, Obama are giving for our side to use in parodies this year or use in songs.
How about that video of Obama singing " you didn't build that " with MC Hammer's " U can't touch this " song.

Anyone remember back in the 70's of those interview parodies of someone interviewing someone and then when the person is suppose to say something there would be a famous song track ?
13 posted on 09/18/2012 11:38:17 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

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.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 11:41:04 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: boop

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 ?


15 posted on 09/18/2012 11:42:35 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 11:44:15 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing that the recording device suddenly stopped working. Give us a break. Do they actually expect us to believe that kind of garbage?


17 posted on 09/19/2012 12:09:04 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
Do they actually expect us to believe that kind of garbage?

Why yes, yes they do.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 12:26:57 AM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

How convenient! If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you......

19 posted on 09/19/2012 12:35:09 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Rose Mary Woods Ghost is still amongst us!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Mary_Woods

For the Youngsters!


20 posted on 09/19/2012 1:02:10 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: ZULU
Nope. It's a commie-centered one.

"Mother Jones" is named for famous commie Mary Harris Jones.

21 posted on 09/19/2012 1:30:49 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Educational Theory: a term which in this context means creating an area of study for dumbasses.)
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To: Viennacon
Amazing that the recording device suddenly stopped working.

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.

22 posted on 09/19/2012 1:52:27 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 48 days away.)
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To: ZULU

Bump


23 posted on 09/19/2012 2:15:37 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Trueblackman; Buckhead

if yer gonna page him, at least PING him!


24 posted on 09/19/2012 2:32:23 AM PDT by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: parisa
"controversy"

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)

25 posted on 09/19/2012 3:01:37 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

"Inadvertently" turned off! Hilarious. Well, apparently the "recording device" had heard enough.

26 posted on 09/19/2012 3:01:45 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope that someone goes jihad on that lipless fag corn-hole.

LLS


27 posted on 09/19/2012 4:21:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: GOYAKLA

“Rose Mary Stretch”


28 posted on 09/19/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: newzjunkey
Linda Trip and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Yup, the main stream media and the liberals wanted Linda Trip persecuted, wonder if they want David Corn persecuted also for doing the same thing ?
29 posted on 09/19/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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