It’s amazing MSNBC has any viewers left, conservative or liberal, given the amount of times they’ve been caught not merely spinning, but out and out lying with deceptive edits. They did it with the Tea Party, they did it in the Trayvon Martin case, Andrea Mitchell did it with the ‘Wawa’ lie, just to name a few. The latest one takes the cake – even the NYT & HuffPo have corrected it. MSNBC? Still running with the lie!
“You are going to be discouraged in every possible way,” Glenn said.”In entertainment, radio, newspapers, television, online. If you belong to a union, God bless you. Good luck with that. You’re going to be discouraged and told you’re a loser. You’re on the losing side. Momentum is not in your favor. The poll numbers are down. There’s no signs that nobody wants Romney. Whatever.”
“I’ve never seen anybody so maligned before. I mean what they’re doing to Mitt Romney is far worse than anything they ever accused us of doing to Barack Obama. Because we were always rooted in the truth. Never did we edit a tape. Never did we edit a tape. Never did we spin something that wasn’t true. When the White House demanded retractions on Fox, and demanded I be taken off of Fox and everything else they. The question was asked: ‘He’ll apologize for anything we got wrong we’ll correct it, what is it?’ They didn’t come back with anything.”
“What they’re doing to Mitt Romney is beyond politics because we’re not talking about politics.”
“The narrative that they’re trying to paint is that Romney has no support and Ryan is the only one that anybody is supporting. That he (Ryan) should be the top of the ticket. Now this should tell you something. They don’t talk about Ryan which means Ryan must be really good and pretty bulletproof because they’re not talking about him. The way they’re talking about him now is ‘(Ryan)’s the superstar. And we have evidence of it. And nobody is interested at all and Mitt is jealous.”
Glenn went to clips from MSNBC where Mika Brzezinski tried to say that Romney would be campaigning more with his running mate Mitt Romney because he’s more popular. They even played a clip where it sounded like the crowds were cheering more for Paul Ryan than Romney, but as TheBlaze found they were actually cheering for Romney and MSNBC appears to have manipulated the tape.
If you listen closely, it’s obvious the audio in the clip has been adjusted. However, that’s not uncommon — and that doesn‘t necessarily mean it’s MSNBC who did it. Sound technicians usually cut out the audience to ensure speakers aren’t drowned out (which you can do by simply turning the mics up and down — or you can do after the fact). However, where the controversy comes in is in the caption on the screen quoting the audience as chanting “Ryan!” Why is that controversial? Because people who attended the event say that’s not what happened, and that the MSNBC video grossly misrepresents what actually occurred.
During Thursday‘s edition of TheBlaze TV’s “Pat & Stu,” one caller gives her account of the campaign rally.
“The crowd was yelling,” caller Sherry recounts, “the crowd was screaming ‘Romney! Romney!’ and Romney, being the gentleman [he is], we can‘t get in his head because he’s so stinking nice, he stopped us to add ‘Romney-Ryan.’”
“And if you watch the clip again, Ryan throws up his hand like ‘oh, you don’t have to add me to the chant,’” she adds.
“You cannot trust anything NBC says. I’ve never said that about any news organizations,” Glenn said after going through the audio of the event. He said this includes Brian Williams, NBC News, The Today Show, and everything on MSNBC.
“It is the worst source for news you can possibly find,” he said later adding “They are as bad as American journalism has ever gotten.”
What’s worse? MSNBC doubled down on the audio as you can hear at the end of the clip above when several NBC reporters referenced the clip as a sign of Romney’s unpopularity.
“Do not trust any word from any journalist that works for NBC. Not one word. I’ve never said that about any organization. Any news organization before.”