A new genre of fiction

MSNBC now stoops to making up news items to push its ideological agenda

How cynical, dishonest and unethical do you have to be to get a job at MSNBC?


Or to lose one there?

The discredited and scarcely watched left-wing cable network not long ago had to fire three employees for selectively editing a 9-1-1 call to make George Zimmerman look like a blatant racist. Trayvon Martin’s shooter had been asked by a dispatcher what Martin looked like. Zimmerman said Martin looked black. But MSNBC purposely edited out the dispatcher’s question – to make it appear as if Zimmerman mentioned Martin’s race out of nowhere. They moved Zimmerman’s words around to make him say, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”

Pure and simple, it was a hit job by MSNBC, which bills itself as a news network.

Now, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell has cynically, unethically and dishonestly used an edited tape to try to make presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney look silly.

In Mitchell’s version, Romney tells a Pennsylvania crowd how amazing it was for him to order a sandwich off a touchscreen device. The MSNBC folks yucked it up pretty good over how out-of-touch they made Romney look.

But the truth is, Romney was using the story as an example of how competition in the private sector leads to such innovations – an amazing difference, he noted, from government’s plodding ways. It’s a perfectly legitimate and important point, and
certainly nothing to make fun of.

In short, now the supposedly respectable media are making things up to denigrate conservatives and Republicans.

It’s not even the second time the network has done this. During the Republican primary campaign last year, Texas Gov. Rick Perry referred to the national debt as a big black cloud that hangs over America. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz tried to tell his viewers that Perry was talking about Obama being a “big black cloud.”

When is this flat-out lying by a “news” network ever going to stop?



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