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What does it take for Republicans to take off the flag pin and say, 'I am just too embarrassed to be on this team'?".- Bill Maher

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ed Schultz and the Case of the Big Black Cloud

On Monday during his MSNBC show, Ed Schultz used a Rick Perry clip out of context. In doing so, Schultz took a comment made by Perry and portrayed it as a racial slam against President Obama. The out of context clip and Schults's commentary occur in the first 2 minutes of the clip:




The following day, Schultz apologized for the error (at approx. the 2:15 mark):



Clearly, airing the selectively edited Rick Perry clip was a bush league move on the part of Ed Schultz. Rick Perry has some pretty extreme views in the eyes of many, so there's no need to distort his words. Just play the clips in their entirety and let the people decide. Having said that, I'll give credit to Ed Schultz for his apology. We need to see more of that by the media when they commit acts of dishonesty.
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