Was the video of Mitt Romney’s “47% gaffe” selectively edited?
When Andrew Breitbart was supposedly caught editing a video of Shirley Sherrod which showed her to appear as a racist Media Matters and the mainstream media had a field day with the story. It was splashed all over the news as the media tried to bring down the man they feared posed the biggest threat to Barack Obama and the Democrats.
There has been a new story splashed all over the mainstream media during the last week–and no it isn’t the assassination of Chris Stevens in Libya, although that should be the story–and it is the gaffe that Mitt Romney made about 47% of the people in the nation being dependent on the government and people who will not be voting for him in November no matter what happens.
The media is using a video clip from a private campaign fundraiser where he was among friends and unaware he was being recorded as proof that Mitt Romney doesn’t care about the poor and only cares about the rich.
But there one problem with the video, as we just found out in this article. Mother Jones, the magazine which released the video in question, has admitted that the video is not complete and “two or three” minutes just happen to be missing.
According to the source, the recording device inadvertently turned off. The source noticed this quickly and turned it back one [sic]. The source estimates that one to two minutes, maybe less, of recording was missed.
What a fortunate coincidence that the video recorded just happened to accidentally shut off right when Romney finished the clip which has made the news for the last week!
Mitt Romney has demanded that Mother Jones release the entire video and they have promised to do so, but those two to three minutes are lost forever so what good will it do at this point?
With the amount of attention that the video has received over the least week I would expect the mainstream media to report about the missing minutes in the interest of being fair and in the interest of doing their jobs. But of course the media isn’t fair, and the media actually thinks its job is helping Barack Obama get reelected so I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for them to mention the fact that a crucial part of the video is missing. They will not bring light to this the way they did when Shirley Sherrod came under attack.