Any clip of Glenn wearing a smoking jacket and mocking NBC, MSNBC, and the corruption of the media has to be posted. You just know things are too good when Glenn busts out the pipe.
Original Story (and details):
Remember when Juan Williams was touting about being a “real reporter” last week, launching into a lecture about how real journalists talk to officials and make sure to get stories in context. NBC must not have gotten Juan’s memo about what “real reporting” looks like, because for at least the second time this year they’ve been caught selectively editing videos to smear those that aren’t in lock step with their agenda.
After NBC was caught selectively editing the George Zimmerman police tapes to make it seem like he was volunteering racial information, MSNBC has been caught editing a clip of Mitt Romney to make him seem wildly “out of touch,” when he was really just explaining the difference between the private and public sectors.
In the MSNBC clip, Romney is shown discussing Wawa’s convenience stores like he has never been to one before (presumably because he is “too good” for such an establishment).
Introduced by Andrea Mitchell saying: “I get the feeling–take a look at this– that Mitt Romney has not been to too many Wawa’s along the roadside in Pennsylvania,” Romney says: “I was at Wawa’s, I wanted to order a sandwich. You press the little touch tone keypad, alright, you just touch that, and you know, the sandwich comes at you, touch this, touch this, touch this, go pay the cashier, there’s your sandwich. It’s amazing.”
Momentarily speechless, Mitchell repeats, “It’s amazing,” as her guest breaks into sharp laughter.
Too bad the clip was taken wildly out of context.
Here’s the real clip:
…and here’s MSNBC’s version:
This morning on radio, Glenn had quite a bit to say about GE subsidiary MSNBC.
“Mrs. Alan Greenspan is trying to make this into something that it is clearly not,” Glenn said. “This is what you call “taking things out of context”.
Glenn goes on to explain that Mitchell is trying to make it seem like Romney just happened to stumble into a Wawa all of a sudden – like he’s talking about it for no reason – and stumbled upon a scanner as if he had never seen this technology. None of what she reports on was the point of what he was saying, and you know that if you hear the unedited tape.
“This is the problem with the mainstream media,” Glenn continued. “This is why Mercury, my company, will put them out of business. I am bound and determined to put these people out of business. Not because I'm going to regulate them to death if I ever got a candidate in that actually liked me, which is never going to happen. Not that I'm ever going to go to congress and lobby them to put them out of business. Not that I'm ever going to lead an advertiser boycott or anything like that. We'll put them out of business the same way the scanner puts people who don't use scanners out of business - with the free market and competition. The more you know, the more you can educate your friends about what the media is doing.”
Glenn told listeners that he thinks Mitchell should be suspended. He even gave her the benefit of the doubt – something MSNBC would never do for Glenn – and said that if he had a producer he trusted gave him content that was out of context and he didn’t know, they would be fired.
Later in the show Glenn went on to explain that this is the very reason networks like NBC/MSNBC are struggling so badly, and eventually will go out of business.
“Your days are numbered, NBC. You will be put out of business by something called the free market,” Glenn said. “You better hope your big progressives win, because that's the only chance you have is taking money from the taxpayers and making the government guard your worthless company.”
The lies and deception of the mainstream media plays a big role in one of the 13 topics that Glenn talks about in his new book COWARDS. In chapter 9, 'Change The Media, Change The World', Glenn notes that people aren't just changing the way they consume media, but that they now also have the ability to personalize who they want to get their news from. You are no longer a slave to the "big 3" (NBC, ABC, CBS), which has turned the "big 3" into big-time cowards. Andrea Mitchell's distortion of Romney's comments is just another lame attempt to get what's left of her audience to buy into the MSNBC agenda.
Glenn made some big announcements yesterday about the growth of his company, Mercury Radio Arts, and some big changes for TheBlaze and GBTV, he knows that the reason his companies are able to do such great things is because of his great audience. The only way to get an audience like Glenn’s is by being a network that viewers can trust.
UPDATE: Earlier this afternoon Andrea Mitchell was said to be addressing the out of context video she played and commented on yesterday on MSNBC. This is what she had to say today...
Is this the mainstream media's way of "addressing their mistakes"? MSNBC: Leaning forward? Yes. Leading with their mistakes? No.