NBC just got caught with their hand on the editing knife. Conservative Americans are all well aware that the main stream media is tilted so far left it’s about to fall over, but Chuck Todd slashed crucial parts out of a CBS interview with Attorney General William Barr, then turned around and and based his whole show on what he wished Barr didn’t say.
Caught in the act
Attorney General Barr went on “Meet the Press” Sunday, to explain that the charges against Michael Flynn were dropped because he was framed by the FBI. Catherine Herridge of CBS asked him how history would view the decision. Barr laughed as he began his response. “Well,” he chuckled, history is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who’s writing the history.” Chuck Todd used a clip of that interview and he chopped it off right there. Then he used his teaser to mislead the public. Now, he’s been caught.
The talking head drama queen whined how he was “struck by the cynicism of the answer.” He admits “it’s a correct answer,” but he insists the attorney general isn’t allowed to have a sense of humor. “He’s the attorney general. He didn’t make the case that he was upholding the rule of law.” Actually he did, but Todd’s producers edited it out. “He was almost admitting that, yeah, this was a political job.” Au contraire mon frère. The political hit job is the one Todd is trying to pull.
If you watch the full CBS version, Barr continues. After acknowledging that history is indeed written by the winners, Barr explained that even if that wasn’t true, the decision to exonerate Flynn was the correct one. “I think a fair history would say it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law,” Barr explained. “It upheld the standards of the Department of Justice, and it undid what was an injustice.”
Compare the two transcripts below. Not only did the AG make the case in the VERY answer Chuck says he didn’t, he also did so multiple times throughout the interview. pic.twitter.com/PR1ciceMmE
— KerriKupecDOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) May 10, 2020
NBC apologized for the ‘mistake’ but it was no error
As soon as it hit the airwaves, Twitter went into meltdown. A spokesperson for the DOJ, Kerri Kupec wrote, “Very disappointed by the deceptive editing/commentary by @ChuckTodd on @MeetThePress on AG Barr’s CBS interview.” She wants to let everyone know NBC was caught cold noting, “compare the two transcripts below. Not only did the AG make the case in the VERY answer Chuck says he didn’t, he also did so multiple times throughout the interview.”
Meet the Press tweeted back “You’re correct. Earlier today, we inadvertently and inaccurately cut short a video clip of an interview with AG Barr before offering commentary and analysis. The remaining clip included important remarks from the attorney general that we missed, and we regret the error.” It was no error, they just got busted. “‘Inadvertently strikes again!'” independent journalist Mike Cernovich, replied.
So far there hasn’t been an on-air apology and NBC news isn’t talking about the escapade, at least not to Fox. Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist went on Twitter to call them out for it. “A tweet in no way covers the error,” she tapped. “A lot of people are rightly angry at @chucktodd for willfully lying about AG Barr’s comments on rule of law — but @JoeNBC also did it days ago. These intentional lies in service of false narratives have gone on for years. Infuriating.”
For those who missed it, NBC’s Joe Scarborough was recently caught misleadingly clipping a clip of Vice President Mike Pence who was moving some boxes of protective gear. President Trump wasted no time tweeting out that “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd” should be fired, because “knew exactly what he was doing.” NBC isn’t alone. CBS showed a deceptive segment on 60 Minutes implying that “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said the coronavirus was man-made.” The State Department told them to retract it immediately because the edit was “a deliberate effort to mislead.”