October 1, 2012

FOD

It hasn't been widely reported - if you lurk around to alternative news sources, you probably saw it - either the MSM faked version, or the exposed for what it is version.

MSNBC wonks are setting up a piece about how Ryan will be doing more campaign appearances in the coming days and weeks, to offset Romney's inability to excite crowds or something like that.  They portend to underscore their point with a video of a crowd, at a Romney-Ryan event chanting.  MSNBC's caption department (directed, one would assume, by some producer, editor, news writer, etc) pegs the crowd as chanting, "Ryan - Ryan - Ryan," and then Romney stops them, and encourages them to chant, "Romney - Ryan, Romney - Ryan."

The MSM's play being that the crowd was loving Paul Ryan and the presidential candidate is such a big loser that he had to ask the crowd to chant his name.

Joe Scarborough is shown with his head in his hands muttering, 'Sweet Jesus,' on camera.

The MSNBC wonks had a good little on air holier-than-thou chuckle and then very serious analysis, and then news agencies across the liberal spectrum ran with the same story.



And then reporters that were actually AT THE DAMN EVENT started calling in and reporting that the crowd was chanting Romney's name and he encouraged them to add Ryan to the mix.  I haven't yet seen an apology or retraction of the original story line.  In fact, most of the updates read much like the one on HuffPo:
UPDATE: A reporter who attended the event contacted The Huffington Post to say that the crowd was chanting Romney's name, not Ryan's, and that Romney added his running mate's name to the chant, not the other way around. Either way, the clip doesn't show Romney getting the chant he wanted.
I don't know which 'Sweet Jesus' Joe Scarborough and company pray to, but let's hope it is the forgiving kind.  I might get stuck with a crappy president for the next four years, but at least I know when to admit I am wrong and stay right with my God.

1 comment:

CenTexTim said...

Not the first time the media made fools of themselves because they're so eager to trash Mitt...