“It is mind‑boggling to me how the media is desperate to make Mitt Romney look absolutely dead in the water,” Glenn said this morning.
Glenn believes the media is dead-set on making conservatives and the grass roots movements feel like they don’t have a chance, they don’t have any power, and that no one is listening to them.
In the last four years, the Tea Party has changed the course of politics. They’ve defeated Democrats and thrown out established GOP Republicans, yet these accomplishments continued to be ignored by the majority of the media. Why is that?
Glenn believes much of the media — NBC/MSNBC is particular — are in the bag for Barack Obama. Glenn recalled the number of tapes that have been “selectively edited” that NBC has been called out for.
“If you think you can trust anything from the Today Show, the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams or, of course, anything on MSNBC, you’re a fool,” Glenn noted. “I’ve never seen anything like it. How many, how many tapes have they doctored now? Four? Five? How many tapes?”
They’ve done this with the 911 tape in the Trayvon Martin case and multiple tapes of Mitt Romney.
Pat noted NBC did with the tape of Mitt Romney at the Wawa, making it look as if he had never been to a convenience store in his life.
“All he was doing was saying, look at the difference between the private sector and the public sector,” Pat said.
“And they wouldn’t play Andrea Mitchell wouldn’t play [on NBC News] an actual recording of the president talking about redistribution of wealth, because she couldn’t independently verify,” Glenn added.
Never mind that the White House would verify the tape.
And now, just last week, Joe Scarborough and MSNBC attempted to mock and expose Mitt Romney as an “egomaniac,” with an edited video where Romney supposedly looks like he is trying to get a crowd to shout his name when they were shouting Ryan’s — completely disregarding the fact that Mitt Romney was the one leading the chant-change to include Ryan.
It was Pat and Stu who actually broke the truth behind this video after listeners and viewers called in who actually attended the rally. From there, The New York Times went on to report the truth, as did other journalists and the Huffington Post.
Alleged “conservative” Joe Scarborough, in an attempt to “set the record straight” addressing the controversy on Twitter over the weekend:
Note that Joe Scarborough makes a specific note that he will not dignify the site that is “fanning the lie,” but he will be “making note of those who link to the lie.”
The point of this isn’t that Joe Scarborough or even MSNBC has made another “error”, biased claim, or selectively edited something to smear a conservative.
“The only reason why I bring this up is because you I want you to know, I know you think you know who NBC is; you don’t. They are Pravda,” Glenn said. “Get that into your mind — NBC News has completely sold out from top to bottom. They’re Pravda. Period.”