Context is Key in Election Concerns

Rush Limbaugh: MSNBC caught redhanded again editing a tape to mischaracterize Mitt Romney:

Howard Kurtz commented:

KURTZ: But as first pointed out by a blogger named Sooper Mexican, here is the problem. That clip was deceptively edited. Romney had started out talking about a doctor being entangled in government paperwork. And here is how the supermarket anecdote actually ended.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ROMNEY: There’s your sandwich. It’s amazing. People in the private sector learned how to compete. It’s time to bring some competition to the Federal Government.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

KURTZ: So Romney wasn’t amazed by the touch screen, but by the contrast between a supermarket chain and the government. That kind of editing is enough to give you indigestion.

Now, Andrea Mitchell played the full sound bite the next day, but expressed no regret for the earlier editing.

Meanwhile, Jon Stewart attacked Sean Hannity with a similar accusation:

the original Hannity segment (via Mediaite):

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