Oops – Secret Unedited Video of Romney Turns Out to be Edited

September 19, 2012 at 9:00 am (47%, China, David Corn, Mitt Romney, Mother Jones, Video Editing)

Benny from the Blaze picks up on how the two-part video release from Mother Jones has a missing period of time between the clips.

Tuesday afternoon, the site Mother Jones released what was described as the “full,“ ”raw and uncut” video of Mitt Romney’s comments at a private campaign fundraiser, which has drawn immense criticism from both sides. The “uncut” videos leave out a critical  portion of the speech, as Romney was beginning to explain his now infamous “47 percent” remarks, and pick up in an altogether different location.

Here is Benny’s video mashup of the last 10 second of the first clip, and the first 10 seconds of the second clip.

As noted, there are some problems with calling this an unedited video.  The video transcribed would read:

[Romney]“We do all these polls — I find it amazing. We poll all these people to see where you stand in the polls but 45 percent of the people vote for the Republicans and 48 or 49–,”

This is where the first part of the video cuts out.

Part two picks up seemingly on a completely different subject: China.

“…about twice as much as China, not 10 times as much like is reported. And we have responsibility for the whole world, they’re only focused on one little area of the world, the south china sea…”

Not only are the topics completely different, but the second clip starts with a nearly full pitcher of some beverage sitting atop the table.

Legal Insurrection received an explanation from Mother Jones regarding the discrepancy.

“According to the source, the recording device inadvertently turned off. The source noticed this quickly and turned it back one. The source estimates that one to two minutes, maybe less, of recording was missed.”

I’m going to have to go ahead and call BS on this one.  Mother Jones was portraying this video as completely uncut and unedited.  So they had to have known that a gap in the sequence, which is easily noticed when the two clips are played in succession, would at the least have looked like they were cut and spliced.

Why didn’t they get out in front and offer that explanation before releasing the entire video?

While this doesn’t necessarily provide any new light on the material in the video, it does raise some eyebrows as to those who released it and claimed it was unedited.

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Obama Blames Fox News for "Losing White Males"

March 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm (David Corn, Fox News, Muslim, President Obama, Race, Race Card, Racism, Republicans, Showdown)

President Obama hasn’t seen a race card he’s not willing to play, and that includes his personal vendetta against Fox News.  The petty feud has almost entirely been fabricated in the President’s mind, as he seems fixated on the sole network in mainstream media that isn’t in the tank for him.

Via Politico:

President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,” according to journalist David Corn’s new book, “Showdown.”
In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of Obama’s presidency, such as Osama bin Laden’s assassination, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling crisis, and the president’s dealings with Congress.
Corn writes that after the midterm elections, Obama told labor leaders in December 2010 that he held Fox partly responsible for him “losing white males.”
“…Fed by Fox News, they hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7, and it begins to seep in…The Republicans have been at this for 40 years. They have new resources, but the strategy is old,” Corn recounted Obama as saying.

I’ve watched Fox News for quite some time (believe it or not I used to watch Olbermann), and I’ve never heard them once say Obama is a Muslim, let alone 24/7.

This just goes to prove one thing…  Obama lies so frequently, he’s even willing to convince himself of things that are untrue.

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