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Oops! Turns out Romney 47% tape was 'doctored'
American Thinker ^ | 9/19/2012 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 09/19/2012 6:08:33 AM PDT by tobyhill

We can take it from the mainstream media themselves that when embarrassing tapes turn out to be missing any portion, they are "doctored" and therefore discredited. By this standard, the tape released of Mitt Romney discussing the 47% -- considered a fatal gaffe by the progs -- must be discarded.

It turns out that despite claims by Mother Jones that the tapes were presented in full, there is an obvious gap in the recordings. Benny Johnson writes in The Blaze: about the videos posted on the MJ site:

[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..."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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1 posted on 09/19/2012 6:08:34 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Shocking the media would edit the tape....../sarc


2 posted on 09/19/2012 6:13:09 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: tobyhill

As others have noted:

1. The missing clip is truly missing
2. The missing clip was way to favorable to Romney
3. The missing clip is reserved for a true October Surprise


3 posted on 09/19/2012 6:15:31 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: showme_the_Glory
Shocking the media would edit the tape....../sarc

It is shocking that the media can get away with it!

4 posted on 09/19/2012 6:15:42 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: tobyhill

Romney deserves an apology from those involved.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 6:16:44 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: InterceptPoint
The missing clip is reserved for a true October Surprise

On the clip Mitt says he's an alien, and that Joseph Smith and the Lord Jehovah and Sub-Commander Xaxxon of the Borg Alliance were all one and the same?


6 posted on 09/19/2012 6:18:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tobyhill

note the waiter in part 1, in part 2 you see the waiters hand. the waiter did it or knows who did it. it was an employee of the site!


7 posted on 09/19/2012 6:19:53 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: showme_the_Glory

They will all rush to report that it was doctored now too. /s

Holding breath now.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 6:20:11 AM PDT by pas
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To: Buckeye McFrog
On the clip Mitt says he's an alien, and that Joseph Smith and the Lord Jehovah and Sub-Commander Xaxxon of the Borg Alliance were all one and the same?

If he backed these claims up by growing eye stalks from his ears, that'd be just too cool.
9 posted on 09/19/2012 6:20:41 AM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: ILS21R
Romney deserves an apology from those involved.

Sssssssssssssssssppppptttttttt! Bwhahahahahahahah!

OK, you owe me a new keyboard for that one.

10 posted on 09/19/2012 6:22:32 AM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t see how it can be referred to as “fatal gaffe”.... what he said was completely true.... perhaps an over simplification, but true none the less. Who makes up the 47% Mitt is talking about: those that rely on the Govt to do everything for them, those that don’t contribute any taxes (excluding seniors), liberal elite, teachers, govt workers, union workers, Hollyweird,

We can’t afford to keep paying for the whims and folly of left and for the ever-growing portion of our population on the govt dole.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 6:23:56 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t see how it can be referred to as “fatal gaffe”.... what he said was completely true.... perhaps an over simplification, but true none the less. Who makes up the 47% Mitt is talking about: those that rely on the Govt to do everything for them, those that don’t contribute any taxes (excluding seniors), liberal elite, teachers, govt workers, union workers, Hollyweird,

We can’t afford to keep paying for the whims and folly of left and for the ever-growing portion of our population on the govt dole.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 6:24:04 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: tobyhill
Doesn't matter. Once again, this conveniently comes out after the fact and will NEVER be reported. Additionally, it sounds like R&R are half apologizing for these comments. Therefore, the instant they started walking the video comments back, ever so slightly, they immediately granted the corrupt MSM’s incessant commentary credibility.

Bad move.

13 posted on 09/19/2012 6:26:44 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: tobyhill
Obama's a communist and he needs to be voted out of office. We have a third world pResident leading this nation over the cliff and he's doing it on purpose.



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14 posted on 09/19/2012 6:27:01 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Heff

Don’t discard it!!!

What he said was the TRUTH!

And only through the lens of some progressive government worshipping humanist is this a “gaffe”.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 6:29:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: showme_the_Glory

I would like the hear the full contents of the Obama 1998 speech where he spoke of desiring income redistribution.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 6:29:32 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: tobyhill

Who would be surprised about that?

Actually, I’d be surprised if reporting on any Romney speech was NOT fudged.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 6:32:44 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: ILS21R

“Romney deserves an apology from those involved.”

You mean from the dimwitted fat slob that lays claim to the carter name? Sometimes, genetics IS the only claim to fame one gets.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 6:32:49 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: tobyhill

What I find hysterical about the whole flap is the reaction from most average conservatives to these supposedly embarrassing/campaign-ending remarks of Romney’s is: so what? Most conservative Republicans believe a great percentage of non-taxpayers are dissolute parasites anyway. Obviously, a percentage of the 47% are not parasites and even pay some taxs. But the stark fact is that virtually every individual who looks for a taxpayer-funded handout from the government for their own personal benefit votes Democrat. That is one truism the leftist media cannot spin.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 6:32:58 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: tobyhill

I’m sure we’ll be seeing this explained in great detail from CNN at noon.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 6:42:43 AM PDT by bgill
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To: MrB
And only through the lens of some progressive government worshipping humanist is this a “gaffe”.

Agreed. I don't see where the clip was such a big deal. I believe most taxpayers (if not all by now) whole heartily agree with him.

The government troth IS a big problem. Social programs and other tax payer paid freebies are out of control and unsustainable. Let's talk about it!

21 posted on 09/19/2012 6:42:45 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: InterceptPoint

It was favorable to Romney.
The first thing Mitt said in his presser in response to the tape was that he wished they played the whole tape.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 6:47:03 AM PDT by tshaun
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To: MrB

I agree.... it is the truth.... so why are you yelling at me?


23 posted on 09/19/2012 6:59:31 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: Heff

I was just yelling, you were convenient... :)


24 posted on 09/19/2012 7:05:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: tobyhill

cue picture of the Romulan saying “ITS A FAAAAKE!!!”


25 posted on 09/19/2012 7:07:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tobyhill
Every.

Single.

Time.

26 posted on 09/19/2012 7:12:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (RAGE MONKEY RULEZ!!!)
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To: All

does anyone have details on this “carter” person? image? is he realy related to former pres carter?


27 posted on 09/19/2012 7:24:29 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MrB

LOL!!


28 posted on 09/19/2012 7:26:47 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: ILS21R

The Medium of the Message.

from the book “the Medium of the Massage”

The OPTIC is all that matters not the truth or the reality.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Heff

“what he said was completely true”

Not really. It’s true that 47% pay no net income tax, and that 47% or more are in the bag for Obama. But they aren’t the same 47%. Plenty if the hated rich vote Democrat. Take Hollywood (please), the most obvious example.

Also, people who pay no income tax are not the only tax eaters. We pretend otherwise but government employees pay no taxes, though a roundabout accounting system has them in the income tax paying block. We all know who and what they vote for (Democrats and higher taxes). Plenty of rich and middle class folk in the nominally private sector are ostensibly tax eaters, depending on how their bread is buttered.

However, all this requires more thought than you can expect from a Romney. It’s enough that he’s right about dependency and right about the specter of the near-50% figure. He’s also right about hopeless Obama voters. He’s just not right about it all at once.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 8:04:31 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

I did say it was an “over simplification” .... Hollyweird is a great example.

I can’t understand one group.... the Jews.... this administration, as well as the Clintons are completely insensitive to Israel so with Hollywood and the media elite being dominated by Jews, I can’t figure out why they aren’t ripping into this administration.... instead, they abjectly serve this administration at Israel’s peril.

The Jews need to wake up and realize who their true friends are.


31 posted on 09/19/2012 8:16:05 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: tobyhill
Romney was saying he wanted the full video released.

It will turn out to be Rosemary Woods' fault.

32 posted on 09/19/2012 8:23:31 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Heff

Credible sources inform me the Jews are a naturally conservative people, and I see it in their larger culture. Perhaps the last few generations have merely been an aberration, caused by I don’t know what. The immigrant experience followed closely by the holocaust and a tragic misassociation of Hitler with the political right, an overidentification with the civil rights movement, the red diaper baby phenomenon, a sudden explosion into the professional and intellectual class when they so happened to be hopelessly leftist, etc. I don’t know what else.

Those are all general answers, though. More specifically I think the supposed current snubbing of Isreal is overblown. So also is the supposed gulf between Democrats and Republicans on the war on terror and Iran. Obama has been virtually identical to Bush foreign policywise, except he only maintained or expanded wars instead of starting them.

You need not agree with Netanyahu to Support Isreal. It’s not there that Jews confuse me. They could be Ron Paul isolationists, some of them, so long as it wasn’t uniform and uniformly leftist. That’s what gets me.


33 posted on 09/19/2012 8:33:53 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Heff

“those that don’t contribute any taxes (excluding seniors), liberal elite, teachers, govt workers, union workers, Hollyweird,”

I know that you said, “gov’t workers,” but I think that congressmen/women and Senators should be on the list because they never do any real work.


34 posted on 09/19/2012 8:42:59 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: tobyhill

35 posted on 09/19/2012 8:43:31 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Tublecane

Romney did not say that the 47% who pay no income taxes are the same as the 47% who will vote for Obama. But you probably know that, right?


36 posted on 09/19/2012 9:06:03 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: tobyhill

Anybody making a public speech should have an analog clock (less distracting that a LED) on the front of his podium.

What comes to mind is The Simpsons episode where the commentator was showing a clip and trying to twist the event, all the while the hands on a clock in the clip were jumping back and forth.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 9:23:43 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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