August 17, 2011

At What Point Are There Consequences?

Far Left blowhard Ed Shultz deceptively edited video of Republican governor and Presidential candidate Rick Perry in order to provide "evidence" that Perry made a racist comment, calling Barack Obama a "black cloud hanging over America."

The problem is, Perry did nothing of the sort.

Perry was speaking to a crowd about the exploding national debt being a "black cloud hanging over America." The video in full context clearly shows that the candidate is clearly talking about the debt, and nothing but the debt.

Caught red-handed, Shultz apologizes for deceptively editing the video clip. He does not—in any way, shape, or form—apologize for doctoring the video footage to support his slander of Governor Perry as a racist.

At what point does NBC News and MSNBC display a modicum of journalistic integrity and respect for their audience by suspending or terminating firebrands that fabricate evidence and tell terrible lies to deceive their viewers?

Does NBC News and MSNBC have so little respect for their viewing audience that they feel it is acceptable to lie to them without care or consequence, other than the occasionally half-hearted "I'm sorry that I was caught" non-apology apology Shultz issues here?

The news media wonders why respect for their profession has plummeted. They can find their answer with a glance in the mirror.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 17, 2011 08:08 AM

Why should he apologize? Don't you know that NBC News and MSNBC Never. Make. Mistakes? --- Oopsies, that all you're gonna get.

Sarc off/

The utterly mindless way the current news media and the mindless followers of the warped social values party (I refuse to call them liberals anymore, they aren't true liberals) continue to do this, get away with this is mind boggling. They really don't have a clue of what they are really saying or doing. And everyone is picking it up!!! I have grown to hate the word bipartisan.
If you hear it, you know it's probably a lie...

Posted by: Tibby at August 17, 2011 08:54 AM

My problem with TV broadcast news began in 1968, with my dad shaking his head no and saying the reporter is lying(Dan Rather in Viet Nam).
You can rail away at your TV screen, and the broadcasters are glad you're still watching.
People are getting off cable; broadcasters are losing viewers. I shot my TV a few years ago-2 in the screen, one in the remote.

Posted by: Pine & Palmetto at August 17, 2011 11:41 PM