Sep 27 2008
CBS Edits Palin Response To Create Bad Impression Of Palin, Obama Compaign Edits Out Half A Sentence To Create A Lie
SJReidhead over at the Pink Flamingo notes why Sarah Palin came off so incoherent in those CBS News interviews with Katie Colic – Palin’s responses where edited to make her appear to stumble:
“…(2:58) Couric: What, specifically, in your view, could be done to convince the new government in Pakistan to take a harder, tougher line against terrorists in that country?
Palin: At a time when new leadership comes in, that is the opportunity to forge better, tighter, more productive relationships and thatâ€™s what weâ€™ll take advantage of with new leadership in the US and in Pakistan. And Iâ€™m sure that President Zardari, too, will agree with us as we commit to the support that Pakistan needs, that other nations in the region need, in order to win this war on terrorism. (3:32)
(5:39) Couric: But what lessons do you think you have learned as youâ€™ve watched this unfold in terms of implementing the democracy and the challenges inherent in that goal?
Palin: Well, one is that America cannot be counted on to do this solely, to be the savior of every other nation, but we need friends and we need allies and we need this nation-building effort and we need to forge new alliances, and that is what a new election will provide opportunity to do.
And dolts like Kathleen ParkerÂ from NRO fell for the deception. Americans need to demand CBS offer the ENTIRE unedited interview on their website – now. We can then decide for ourselves what was important to hear from Sarah Palin.
This cutting and splicing and rewording the positions of those on the right by the left is becoming fairly rampant. I have found team Obama doing it before. But the worst example I have ever seen of outright lying by snipping words was this ad by the Obama campaign, caught by ABC News (which must be trying to salvage the dying field of journalism).
Here’s the lie ABC News caught the Obama campaign making:
In the Obama campaign clip, Blunt says of McCain: “Clearly, yesterday, his position on that discussion yesterday was one that stopped a deal from finalizing”. Here is the clip
But that is not the full quote, as ABC News rightfully points out:
REP. ROY BLUNT: I do think that John McCain was very helpful in what he did. I saw him this morning, weâ€™ve been talking with his staff. Clearly, yesterday, his position on that discussion yesterday was one that stopped a deal from finalizing that no House Republican in my view would have been for, which means it wouldnâ€™t have probably passed the House. Now, Democrats are in the majority. They can pass anything they want to without a singe Republican vote, but they donâ€™t seem to be willing to do that. Iâ€™m please we can have negotiations now that get us back towards things that we think can protect the taxpayers better, create more options, and frankly be better understood in the country than the planâ€”the path we were on a couple of days ago.
Does the country want a President who outright lies and makes up things about others so he can win? What, is this Venezuela or something?