Let Him Finish

September 21st, 2010

Inspired by Stewart teaches MSNBC to selectively edit clips like Fox News (Crooks & Liars 9/10/10) and Fox News edits clip to make it seem like Obama can’t lower taxes (Crooks & Liars 9/21/10).


“President Obama still refuses to budge on extending the Bush era tax cuts for the most successful people in America and small business owners as well.” — Steve Doofus on Fox & Friends
 “I can’t give tax cuts to the top two percent of Americans.” – clip of President Obama
“Why not? That’s what our next guest wants to know.” — Doofus
“It is an irresponsible thing for us to do. I can’t give tax cuts to the top two percent of Americans — 86 percent of that going to Americans making $1 million or more — and lower the deficit at the same time. I don’t have the math.” –President Obama’s full statement, explaining “why not” (if Steve had bothered to listen to the actual clip)
 
“Taxes are scheduled to go up substantially next year, for everybody.” – clip of President Obama on Fox
“That’s right. I know the Anointed One will make sure that that happens.” – Sean Hannity’s two cents
“Under the tax plan passed by the last administration, taxes are scheduled to go up substantially next year, for everybody. By the way, this was by design.” – The actual clip (watch both in the Daily Show story below)


Why doesn’t he explain, Steve Doofus did ask,

Bravely taking President Obama to task.


He did, Steve, in the part of the clip you edited out.

Try listening to the full clip if you have any doubt.


Deception is to be expected from the right’s standard-bearer

(Sean Hannity recently made a similar “error”).


For Fox, this kind of thing is just par for the course.

And yet they maintain they’re the most trusted news source?

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Here’s our friend Steve Doofus 9/21/10 on Fox & Friends.

Here’s Jon Stewart’s report on another example of selective Fox editing.

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