NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and whatever staff were involved were obviously going for another “George H.W. Bush and the grocery store scanner” opportunity, and it backfired badly.

Yeah, everybody’s used to NBC’s deceptive edits, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t still be called out.

Mitt Romney was in Pennsylvania speaking about the Wawa convenience store chain and making a broad point about the public and private sectors. First, here’s what Romney said in full context:

Here’s the MSNBC edited version where Romney’s description of the store’s ordering system makes him come across like a hominid from the “dawn of man” scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey overwhelmed by the sight of the monolith:

Earlier today, Mitchell showed the part of the Romney video she “didn’t have a chance” to air yesterday — the boring context part. Nice try, Andrea.

And now, straight from “Andrea Mitchell’s reporter’s notebook,” here’s a flashback to a classic: Ronald Reagan’s Berlin Wall speech…

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace .General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Side note: When I heard about the “Wawa” stores I couldn’t help but picture this.


22 Responses to “Andrea Mitchell’s Wawa-loo: The NBC Edit of the Week”

  1. Truesoldier__ on June 19th, 2012 6:11 pm

    Not only has this backfired, but her non-apology apology just lead to more people realizing that she meant to make Romney look bad. By claiming she did not have enough time to show the entire clip it showed that she knew there was more to the video. Not to mention she had plenty of time to laugh and mock with her co-hosts.

  2. Truesoldier__ on June 19th, 2012 6:17 pm

    O/T…but it looks like the Obama administration is throwing Israel completely under the bus, pulling forward and reversing back over the corpse.

    The Washington Post is reporting more "leaked" information from more "high ranking intelligence officials" that claim that Israel acted unilaterally when it came to unleashing the flame attack on Iran's computer system.

  3. Michelle Malkin » Andrea Mitchell attempts to clarify Romney edits: We didn’t get a chance to play all of it on June 19th, 2012 6:35 pm

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  4. Marshall_Will on June 19th, 2012 6:39 pm

    From what was in the article, I think I…. could program the virus!?

    Hell they told you everything you could possibly want to know?

  5. Truesoldier__ on June 19th, 2012 6:46 pm

    So much for Holder's "let the investigation comntinue" line.

    If this kind of info is being leaked even after Holder appointed Assistant AG's to investigate the previous leaks of classified information then it tells me that no one fears the investigation or any consequences of getting caught.

  6. Marshall_Will on June 19th, 2012 7:03 pm

    At this point, is Holder just trying to remain in his office for as long as P'BO remains so? There's absolutely NOTHING he can do as AG and every waking moment is consumed w/ damage control and diversion.

    We're getting no value out of him as taxpayers. Does he already have a Fawn Hall working OT to CYA?

  7. Truesoldier__ on June 19th, 2012 7:12 pm

    Part of me thinks this whole story is just more of the damage control and the reason that Holder wanted it to remain a DOJ invesitgation. The leaks were meant to make Obama look like a tough on terror president, but that backfired. They needed to change the story and did so by leaking the info about Israel going rogue on Iran so Obama can say it's not his fault. Holder holds off the investigators so the leakers can continue to leak without worry of prosecution.

    Rasmussen has a new poll showing that the majority of Americans believe the leakers should be tried for treason and that could happen if it were handled under an independent investigator. Holder and Obama don't want that.

  8. Marshall_Will on June 19th, 2012 7:32 pm

    And in this case, most of P'BO's base would buy it no questions asked. Good point, it looks more than plausible to the coffee house revolutionaries.

    So were they co-developing this 'Flame' super-virus and… suddenly just decided to go it alone? And face the fallout/global consequences/retaliation ALONE?

    Yeah, makes perfect sense. Chances are we've never fully shared ANY of our technology with the Israelis! We would NEVER give them the full code and operating instructions. And lose control of the entire PROGRAM..!?!? I don't think so.

  9. Truesoldier__ on June 19th, 2012 7:37 pm

    Exactly. Of course the reprecutions from this are going to be far reaching…..Retaliations from Iran (with the help of China and Russia) to no country in their right mind ever wanting to share any intelligence related stuff with us again. This is some serious stuff and all Obama is worried about is his image and re-coronation.

  10. Whom on June 19th, 2012 7:43 pm

    Andrea's tryin' to steal some of Butch Madcow's thunder there! Easy there Andrea, easy..

    And like all libtarded women, her hideousness radiates from the inside!

  11. SignPainterGuy on June 19th, 2012 8:02 pm

    It`s Israeli software and American hardware. That IS the starting point for your theories. There is more American involvement than can be admitted to.

    An interesting side note; the Israelis despise Zero and his ilk !

  12. SignPainterGuy on June 19th, 2012 8:03 pm

    Mmm hmmm !

  13. Marshall_Will on June 19th, 2012 8:16 pm

    How is this any different than the incompetent employee that burned thru his probationary period doing NOTHING suddenly realizing he's up for REVIEW?

    3 1/2 years of dicking around and suddenly he's got to come up w/ something he can take credit for.

    Quick personal note; over the last several years I've really been making an effort to reach out to all the Jews in my world. It's been fun learning a little Hebrew, making new dishes, attending and reaching out. Very rewarding. THEN… there's this guy?

  14. Andrea Mitchell attempts to clarify Romney edits: We didn’t get a chance to play all of it | Conservatives for America on June 19th, 2012 9:59 pm

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  15. mgvillablanca on June 20th, 2012 4:15 am

    MSNBC and their neverending pathetic attempts at distorting facts. Good thing your parents are not around to see as a scumbag after paying for your education Andrea.

  16. Andrea Mitchell attempts to clarify Romney edits: We didn’t get a chance to play all of it | Inspirations, dreams, humaniora on June 20th, 2012 8:54 am

    [...] post, Michelle mentioned the “Andrea Mitchell heavily edits Mitt Romney” story (video here if you missed it), but Mitchell’s excuse is just as pitiful as the edits [...]

  17. Granny55 on June 20th, 2012 10:45 am

    With Zero's poll numbers going down and the drumbeat of negative gaffes his administration has made in the last month of so – I think they might be seeing the handwriting on the wall. Perhaps this is the start of them exiting the White House like the Clintons did. Instead of stealing dishes and disabling keyboards this administration is doing everything in their power to undermine every aspect of our American lives so the next administration has not only current problems to solve and overcome but an additional burden of convincing former allies and current ones we can be trusted once again.

  18. Dan Kauffman on June 20th, 2012 11:31 am

    The we did n't have time to show the rest of the clip falls flat when you consider they cut part of the beginning then part of the end. That's not lack of time that is deliberate selective misleading editing

  19. jeffythequick on June 20th, 2012 12:26 pm

    The mocked stunned look after the clip and the feigned outrage makes the non-apology more glaring.

    They knew what they were doing, and they're hoping it goes away.

    Great job, Mrs. Andrea Greenspan!

  20. SignPainterGuy on June 20th, 2012 8:18 pm

    This reminds me of robbery of a convenience store that occurred near me a few years ago. The suspect, later convicted, was released from prison after some interesting facts were uncovered and released. It seems the video surveillance tape that was being held in the Sheriff`s evidence vault until trial somehow became corrupted. The very same 3 minute period that showed the robbery was the exact 3 minutes that somehow got "taped over with a few minutes of Days of Our Lives". Fascinating !

  21. SignPainterGuy on June 20th, 2012 8:21 pm

    Yep, ALL that, but I expect physical damage and theft as well !

  22. SignPainterGuy on June 20th, 2012 8:29 pm

    Doug, from your "WaWa ….. picture 'this' " link, I get a "Malicious Website" warning.

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