So, lets talk about covering the upcoming presidential election for a sec.
I won’t pull any punches with you guys. I don’t like Mitt Romney. I don’t like Mitt Romney because he is a Republican. I don’t like Mitt Romney because he wants to repeal legislation that gives me health insurance, keeps my husband in this country, and gives me control over my own body. I don’t like Mitt Romney because he lives by the adage “he who has the gold makes the rules.” I don’t like Mitt Romney because his strategy for winning the Republican nomination has pushed that party so far to the right they’re pretty much living in the Atlantic Ocean and killed any hope of moderation and compromise in Congress.
“Lots of people are hurting financially these days, I should be modest with my gambling. $10,000 isn’t too much, right?”
That being said, I also don’t like it when people cheat and fudge things to make it seem like someone said something they didn’t. For example, I think its pretty dumb that a major news outlet takes a video of Romney and edits it so that he sounds like a Looney Toon. Addendum: more of a Looney Toon than he already is.
Compare the facial expressions. Gold.
Guys, selective editing is a fact of life these days. Most people’s attention spans are pretty small, and people don’t want to sit there and listen to a 25 minute video to get the whole context of what someone is saying. TL;DR (Editor’s Note: too long; didn’t read) is alive and well. So part of the fault lies with the dumbo who took 25 minutes to make the point that the bureaucracy in this country is cumbersome by comparing it to how easy it is to order a sandwich. I’m not saying that the editing done by MSNBC was ok. It was kind of a dick thing to do.
That being said, I also want to point out two things. Firstly, any network who screams and hollers about this one really bad episode of selective editing had better be damn sure they never engage in this practice before they start pointing fingers.
I’m looking at you, fuckers.
Secondly, I have to tell you guys, you really don;t have to work that hard to make Romney look out of touch. “(D)uring a visit to the Daytona International Speedway, Romney said he had “some friends who are NASCAR team owners.” Then, in an interview about football with a sports radio host in Alabama, he mentioned he had “a lot of good friends — the owners of the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.” And will his insistence that dressage is his wife Ann’s passion, and not his, convince voters watching her mare compete in the London Olympics next month that he isn’t a member of the horsey set? Not if they recall his rhetorical $10,000 wager in a GOP presidential debate. Or his saying he made “a little bit of money” — actually $360,000 — in speaking fees. Planning a $12 million renovation on his California house, including a four-car garage equipped with an elevator, also doesn’t help.”
The story is here, for those of you who want the whole thing in context. Don’t say I never gave you anything.
- Mitt Romney Doesn’t Appear to Know What Mitt Romney’s Stance on Immigration Should Be (slog.thestranger.com)
- MSNBC Receives Heat Over Edited Mitt Romney Video (jdjournal.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Fancy Horse Is Worth More Than Your Entire Family. Seriously. [Rich People] (jezebel.com)