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SELECTIVE EDIT? MOTHER JONES ADMITS ROMNEY TAPE MISSING 'ONE TO TWO MINUTES'
Breitbart ^ | 9/19/12 | Breitbart

Posted on 09/19/2012 5:18:14 AM PDT by KansasGirl

Mother Jones, the left-wing magazine that released a controversial video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks to a fundraiser in May, now admits that it has no full tape of what Romney said, and that its video is missing "one to two minutes" at the most important moment.

The Legal Insurrection blog's William Jacobson and The Blaze both raised questions on Tuesday about whether Mother Jones had, as promised, revealed the full video, given an apparent jump cut in the critical section of Romney's remarks. 

"Something is missing.  Romney’s 47% answer was cut off before completed, and is not picked up on the Part 2 audio video," Jacobson noted.

Late Tuesday evening, Jacobson obtained the following comment from David Corn of Mother Jones:

According to the source, the recording device inadvertently turned off. The source noticed this quickly and turned it back one [sic]. The source estimates that one to two minutes, maybe less, of recording was missed.

Corn was forced to update his original post, which promised the "full" video, to reflect the fact that a key portion of the video is, in fact, missing. 

There is no way to know, without the missing footage, exactly what Romney said. On Monday evening, Romney called for a complete video of his remarks to be released.

That now turns out to be impossible, either because Romney's remarks were never recorded in full (as Mother Jones now claims), or because some of his remarks--perhaps mitigating some of the controversial effect of his statements--were selectively edited out of the tape by Mother Jones or its chain of sources (including former President Jimmy Carter's grandson).

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1 posted on 09/19/2012 5:18:17 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl; PJ-Comix
See also,Did Ghost of Rosemary Woods 'Accidentally' Erase Part of Romney Tape?

Don't let this story die.

BTTT
2 posted on 09/19/2012 5:21:51 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

It was out since May. Why is it news now? To bump the real ME story off the front page.

Romney needs to stay on message and start controlling the news cycle instead of staying in punching bag mode.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 5:23:20 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: KansasGirl
Selectively edited, most-likely, for MAXIMUM Obamabot effect, and taken out of context in an illegal taping of his remarks.

HOWEVER; the bottom-line is that the Unionistas, Minorities, and sex deviates who are the Obamabase EAT IT UP, and they are the bulk of the 47% who don't pay taxes, nor do they want ANYTHING to mess with their flow of income/benefits/coddling, so they vote (D), religiously.....

4 posted on 09/19/2012 5:23:34 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: onyx

Romney needs an “I paid for this microphone” moment to show he has some fire in his belly and some balls.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 5:24:29 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
"controlling the news cycle instead of staying in punching bag mode"

Tough to do with the State-Run-Media, which is in full-blown Obama-suckass mode.....

6 posted on 09/19/2012 5:25:05 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: KansasGirl

i posted it on Freep when i saw the video: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2932556/posts?page=21#21

not only does it look edited but the way it was cut off made me believe Romney was making a point they (the left) did not want to get out...


7 posted on 09/19/2012 5:27:53 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: KansasGirl

I don’t believe for a minute that it turned off “all by itself”...I believe it was DELIBERATELY edited...


8 posted on 09/19/2012 5:28:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: traditional1

True.

He needs to bypass them. Ads. Internet. Interviews where he controls content.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 5:28:37 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

1000%...and someone needs to point the media out for the left wing hypocrites they are...this further proves how incapable the people running today’s GOP are when, four years later, we are running into the same left wing biased crap we saw in 2008 and the GOP still has NO answer...pathetic...


10 posted on 09/19/2012 5:30:01 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: TigerClaws

I read where the story had been on youtube for a few months. There was a download from an account Rachel Maddow and another account so maybe that was why it was released.

I hope this starts a serious discussion about the entitled 47% and has a positive effect for Romney on this election.

I would love to see James Earl Carter IV’s face when told he helped the Republicans to win the election.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 5:30:01 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: traditional1

The first debate has to be the turning point.
Mittens must turn into an ultimate warrior.
Mitt needs to ignore the moderators’ questions and march to his own drummer.
Example:
Q: Are you concerned that your gaffe about criticizing the President of the United States of America’s Mid-East policies caused the rape and murder of US citizens abroad may make you an accessory to murder?”

A: The Mid East policy of the unknown person who has gained control of both the Presidency and the Media is to unite the moon worshiping inhabitants under the banner of the Muslim Brotherhood which was spawned eighty years ago by none other than Adolph Hitler.
Obama is a fraud and is the enemy of the Constitution and plans to make all Americans either subservient to his evil god or dead. Either way it does not matter to scum such as this impostor that now threatens all that is good and decent in the world.
The current regime has declared war on freedom, on free enterprise, and on freedom of thoughts and expression. The only thing that Obama and his evil minions, and I do not exclude the moderator, have accomplished in the last few years is to prove that Freedom is fragile.
WE THE PEOPLE must unite to stop this vile creature from dowsing the last lamp of freedom on the planet.
This is the moment in history, that YOU decide the fate of your children and grandchildren.
America has two centuries of being an exceptional
role model of freedom and advancement of all that is good and decent, because when the time of defending our inalienable rights from attack, our ancestors have stood shoulder to shoulder to squash the enemy of good. The enemy of justice. The enemy of opportunity. The enemy of freedom.
My fellow Americans, now is the time to stand up and be counted. The time is NOW to throw out this regime and to right the wrongs of their demented plans.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 5:30:06 AM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: KansasGirl

Bookmark


13 posted on 09/19/2012 5:32:13 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

I hope somebody in Romney’s organization reads that.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 5:32:35 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: KansasGirl

When Romney has his first debate, he should lead with a warning to the ObamaBot running it that his responses are not to be cut or tampered with, “as happened with the Mother Earth video that was edited to give the wrong impression of my statement that was secretly taped back in May.”

That is necessary because very few will be aware of this selective editing by that Leftist rag and their fellow travelers in the msm. Americans still have a sense of fair play, which is about the only scintilla of sense many have.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 5:33:26 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: KansasGirl
According to the source, who may have broken Florida laws in making this recording, the recording device, which may have been used illegally, inadvertently turned off, although this is difficult to believe because recording devices do not inadvertently turn off. The source, who may have broken Florida laws in making this recording, noticed this quickly and turned it back one [sic]. The source, who may have broken Florida laws in making this recording, estimates that one to two minutes of the possibly illegally recorded video, maybe less, of recording was missed.

As expected, it's no surprise that David Corn, an Obama shill, was found to have lied when he said he would release the full video.

There, fixed it.

16 posted on 09/19/2012 5:35:26 AM PDT by randita
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To: TigerClaws

He should use it in a ad. Show the video, then say, “ and here is what I said after that which was not included for some reason “... Then make his point. He was there, he knows what he said. These people snatch defeat from the jaws of victory deftly.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 5:36:21 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: TigerClaws

It’s news now because the Obama water-carrying lamestream made it news and Romney was forced to reply.

That’s the way it works when we have a dishonest and unconscionable “news media.”

I “now” so want him to win, and one reason is to watch the faces of those malicious, far left 1%-er cretins on election night.

God forgive me, but I hate them almost as much as I hate the Muslim Marxist and his entire criminal thug administration.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 5:36:49 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: TigerClaws

He truly needs to win the first debate. He needs to be pit bull or worse when he goes after obama.

No Mr. Nice Guy.

I’m certain the Marxist will be given the questions ahead of time.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 5:40:02 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: God luvs America

Any self-respecting journalist (oxymoron, I know) would have noticed the jump cut and immediately followed up with the source to find out if a full version was available and/or why there was an edit in the tape. But the lap dog media was so eager to smear Mitt that they left their professionalism and integrity at the door.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 5:41:02 AM PDT by reegs
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To: RavenLooneyToon

Rofl! Love it. In my dreams.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 5:41:10 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: KansasGirl

Just my opinion here, but this kind of thing is why people on our side shouldn’t get hysterical over stuff like this.

Too many on our side were on the attack Romney bandwagon, more of this selective editing will come out. We’re better and smarter than this. Obama’s in full blown panic mode. Just get behind Romney/Ryan and disregard this media nonsense.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 5:42:54 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: randita
it's no surprise that David Corn, an Obama shill
Number two, behind only Allen Colmes, for forcing me to take a shower every time I see him on TV.
23 posted on 09/19/2012 5:43:14 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: reegs

Any self-respecting journalist (oxymoron, I know) would have noticed the jump cut and immediately followed up with the source to find out if a full version was available and/or why there was an edit in the tape. But the lap dog media was so eager to smear Mitt that they left their professionalism and integrity at the door.


To think we used to laugh at Pravda. Our media is far worse now.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 5:43:18 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: traditional1

I think that selective editing is pretty much the norm for Liberal campaigning.

For my money, it’s the same as libel and slander. I don’t know why it is tolerated to the extent that it is.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 5:43:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

Good advice


26 posted on 09/19/2012 5:46:54 AM PDT by Cruz ("Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal t)
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To: Yaelle
Any self-respecting journalist (oxymoron, I know) would have noticed the jump cut and immediately followed up

Let me fix that:

Any journ-o-list would have immediatly checked Media matters and typed their spin, lies and excuses.

27 posted on 09/19/2012 5:47:26 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: KansasGirl

People should also start drawing an analogy between this and the missing 18 1/2 minutes in the Nixon Watergate tapes.

Hold the Libs to their own standards ...


28 posted on 09/19/2012 5:52:48 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Yaelle
The traitorous leftists and fifth-column MSM are not trying to use sophisticated tricks to convince conservative, sentient voters to vote for Obama.

They are only working on cheap tricks, like the edited Romney video, to convince the "undecided" (i.e. room-temperature IQ or flat-lined) voter to vote for Obama.

29 posted on 09/19/2012 5:53:18 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Yaelle

:: To think we used to laugh at Pravda. ::

Send that to the Romney campaign, stat! That is a very useable sound bite that can be repeated by the candidates (both) at every opportunity.

It can be the equivalent of “well ... there you go again”.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 5:56:38 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: KansasGirl
“According to the source, the recording device inadvertently turned off.”

Happens all the time. /sarc

31 posted on 09/19/2012 5:57:38 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: KansasGirl
"..released a controversial video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney"

Only the libs would call someone telling the truth "controversial".

32 posted on 09/19/2012 6:00:33 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: ILS21R

someone needs to send that to them via the suggestions form on their website.


33 posted on 09/19/2012 6:01:42 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: KansasGirl

given that on the second part of the tape you see the hand of a waiter leaning on the table means the spy was an employee of the site! you can see the waiter in the first part.


34 posted on 09/19/2012 6:03:03 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: txrefugee

Yes, Romney needs to “go Newt” on them right out the gate at the first debate. Come out strong and on fire.


35 posted on 09/19/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

Won’t happen , unfortunately .


36 posted on 09/19/2012 6:06:18 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: KansasGirl

The lesson here: Make sure that you tape, video, record all your public appearances.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 6:13:55 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ILS21R

All Mitt needs is to be schooled by Newt and he’ll be fine.


38 posted on 09/19/2012 6:14:14 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Uncle Chip

[ The lesson here: Make sure that you tape, video, record all your public appearances. ]

Yes. I cannot believe that is not standard procedure.


39 posted on 09/19/2012 6:15:38 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Uncle Chip

Maybe there is another tape?!


40 posted on 09/19/2012 6:25:45 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

The people not paying taxes isn’t the worst problem, it’s the people EATING taxes that is the problem.


41 posted on 09/19/2012 6:26:22 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KansasGirl

We don’t need the missing segment. If you read what he said carefully, there is absolutely nothing wrong, or even controversial, in anything he said (well, okay, the comment on the Palestinians may be controversial, but not wrong, IMHO).


42 posted on 09/19/2012 6:26:37 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: Yaelle
To think we used to laugh at Pravda. Our media is far worse now.

I agree. I also think they are actively participating in a full socialist overthrow of this nation.

Socialism has been creeping and clawing its way in for some time. I believe the media is a key player now in trying to finish the job.

The cold war never ended, it just went covert. The fighting continued while we were watching reality tv.
43 posted on 09/19/2012 6:27:02 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: KansasGirl

Im ashamed, one of my earlier band names was Motherjones..


44 posted on 09/19/2012 6:31:03 AM PDT by cardinal4 (RageBoy for DNC Chair!)
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To: Yaelle
To think we used to laugh at Pravda.

That would make a good bumper sticker.

45 posted on 09/19/2012 6:32:30 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: cardinal4

The FReeper who likes to play Pretend I’m A Prez Candidate uses Mother Jones as its news source - I wonder if there’s any shame there


46 posted on 09/19/2012 6:34:17 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: zencycler
If in that "the 47% dependent upon government" he included the myriad of underworked overpaid unionized government workers at all levels, then he might be correct.

After all those are the ones most dependent upon government.

But I doubt that is what he meant.

47 posted on 09/19/2012 6:41:38 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: GeronL
The people not paying taxes isn’t the worst problem, it’s the people EATING taxes that is the problem.

Exactly -- like the unionized Chicago public school teachers.

48 posted on 09/19/2012 6:44:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: KansasGirl

Why is romney focusing on this bootleg video that may have been illegally recorded. He should ignore this crap, get on message and ask if it is true that obama did not allow bullets for security in libya on 9/11 and ask for an investigation.


49 posted on 09/19/2012 6:44:50 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: KansasGirl
SELECTIVE EDIT? MOTHER JONES ADMITS ROMNEY TAPE MISSING 'ONE TO TWO MINUTES' DOCTORED!
50 posted on 09/19/2012 6:48:33 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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