Progressive Media Continues "Editing" The News To Fit Their Story


This event is from MSNBC's Thomas Roberts attempting to change Paul Ryan's "meaning. (From a story by Larry O'Connor)

To set up his question, Roberts showed a clip of Rep. Ryan on ABC News' "This Week." The clip was meant to make it look like the Wisconsin congressman was opposed to the bill simply due to the fact that the President is for it, and not on any substantive level. However, take a look at the clip. MSNBC selectively edited Ryan in a very deceitful way. The transcript (actual video is provided below) of the Roberts edit is as follows:

Ryan: "Leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. This particular move, very counter-productive."

That quote certainly helps Roberts' premise, doesn't it?

But, read the full quote from Ryan. Read what MSNBC deceptively removed from the congressman's statement (in brown italics):

"Leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. Look, the question that we always have to ask ourselves, particularly with this White House, is the president looking for a partisan advantage, or is he looking for a bipartisan law?

And by putting these details out without a guest worker program, without addressing future flow, by giving advantage to those who cut in front of line for immigrants who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us that he's looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution. There are groups in the House and the Senate working together to get this done, and when he does things like this, it makes it much more difficult to do that, and that's why I think this particular move, very counterproductive."

Not even close to the aired quote from Ryan.

CLICK HERE to see 1) the actual aired video of Ryan's edited statement and, 2) A video clip of AP's distortion of a statement by Rand Paul.

For more on the news media' editing bias see this piece.