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Andrea Mitchell caught on CNBC Lying about Mitt Romney

Original post made by Hank Lawrence, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights, on Jun 20, 2012

CNBC, the über-liberal propaganda arm of the Obama Administration, once again gets caught lying about Governor Romney and Andrea Mitchell CNBC's propaganda minister delivers the lie.

This is what the CNBC edited tape quotes Governor Romney as saying:

"And then I was at a WAWAs and ordered a sandwich… you have a touchtone keypad, and you touch that, touch this, go pay the cashier, there's your sandwich. It's amazing!"

Andrea Mitchell engaged in a deliberate deception to make Governor Romney appear out of touch with reality. That he is totally unaware of technology that effects everyone's lives.

Now this is what Governor Romney really said

"By the way, where do you get your hoagies here, do you get them at WAWAs?… Well I want to a place today called WAWAs, have you ever been to WAWAs? I know some people haven't…. We went to WAWAs and it was instructive to me, because I saw the difference between the private sector and the governmental sector. People who work in government are good people and I respect what they do, but you see, the challenge with government is that it doesn't have competition."

What Romney was really doing is pointing out the differences between the innovative private sector and the lethargic Federal Government.

Once Andrea Mitchell got caught in the lie CNBC issued the complete un-redacted version of the film clip. She made some lame excuse about cutting the tape for time. Now Andrea is the one who is Waa Waa-ing.

This is typical of CNBC. It is an unabashed supporter of Obama and will do anything in its power to prop up his failed presidency. Leaders in Europe, out of habit, refer to the U.S. president as "Your Excellency". Now they derisively refer to Obama behind his back as "Your Irrelevancy".

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Posted by Larry Jeffries
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hank:

awwww, you know Mitt is used to a different sort of touchpad on the car elevator remote in one of his mansions (I think it's the one he's rebuilding in La Jolla.)

He wasn't used to ordering food digitally, he vastly prefers his servants to do that.

Seriously? The media and particularly Fox, Rush, etc.. have NEVER taken a few words out of context for Obama?

Yeah, right!!!

Nice try, especially with the crocodile tears.


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Posted by Larry Jeffries
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:23 am

Hank neglects to note that Romney ads HYSTERICALLY take the President out of context. Example:

In 2008, Obama said: "Senator McCain's campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose"

What show's up in Romney ads?

Obama saying "... if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose." Blatant editing and just another ROMNEY LIE.

How sad is that? Almost as sad as when Romney goes to Ohio, Michigan and Florida and tells the governors campaigning with him that they can't talk about the improving economy in their stats. Web Link

Sad.


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Posted by Larry Jeffries
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:28 am

Another link: Web Link

"Mitt Romney's presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state's economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee's message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Scott, a Republican, was asked to say that the state's jobless rate could improve faster under a Romney presidency, according to the people, who asked not to be named.

What's unfolding in Florida highlights a dilemma for the Romney campaign: how to allow Republican governors to take credit for economic improvements in their states while faulting Obama's stewardship of the national economy. Republican governors in Ohio, Virginia, Michigan and Wisconsin also have highlighted improving economies.

...

"This is one of those situations where you could have it both ways and there's enough truth in it that it would resonate," Stipanovich said. "It would be better if everybody was singing from the same hymnal." "

Well, bad choice of words.... which hymnal would that be?


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Posted by bob
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Telling lies during a political campaign what a schock ! It has happened in the past and will continue in the future from both parties.Our system needs fixing.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 22, 2012 at 6:26 am

It's one thing for a CAMPAIGN to edit their rival's remarks. Yes, THAT we expect.

But it's quite another for the "Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent" for the NEWS DIVISION (that's supposed to be the journalists...) of a major network to do that. It's really quite embarrassing to see Andrea Mitchell, a journalist with such a long, respected career to be part of this.

They're just as much the political hacks as Fox is for the other side.


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Posted by Larry Jeffries
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jun 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

Pogo The Apologist seems to think it's okay for Romney to spend millions broadcasting a snippet of Obama saying "Senator McCain's campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose" as Obama saying "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose"

Instead, he supports Hank's rant about über-liberal propaganda minister Andrea Mitchell.

Otherwise known as Mrs Alan Greenspan. Quite the 'librul' elitist.

Okay.

Whatever.

Hank - keep talking about Mittens being impressed with everyday technology like supermarket scanners, it's a good way of pointing out how in touch Etch-A-Sketch is with the commoners who install his car elevators and clean up his dressage horse stalls.

Look how well it worked for the original scanner guy.

Web Link

No comments about swing state governors talking about their growing economies?

new link Web Link


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Posted by G. Golly
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm


Yes, and all of this was from a guy like Hank who himself has never even seen a scanner. After all, he said, "And then I was at a WAWAs and ordered a sandwich… you have a touchtone keypad, and you touch that, touch this, go pay the cashier, there's your sandwich. It's amazing!"

Oh wait, you mean Hank was quoting what somebody ELSE said? Well, gosh, if was mistaken then I am just so sorry. Because any ETHICAL person would be offended for a quote to be taken so out of context that it not only misconstrues who spoke it but conveys an intent the exactly the OPPOSITE of what was intended.

But not our man Romney! After his campaign ran that ad showing McCain's words as Obama's, our man Romney doubled down and directly endorsed the ad.

Oh yeah, your guy's a gem. Yea.


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Posted by Larry Jeffries
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jun 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

G Golly:

What's really enlightening about Mitt's falsehoods is that they are picked up by the international media, but not the domestic mainstream corporate owned media, the corporations that Hank claims are "the über-liberal propaganda arm of the Obama Administration."

The Guardian UK: Web Link

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"Mendacious Mitt: Romney's bid to become liar-in-chief

Spin is normal in politics, but Romney is pioneering a cynical strategy of reducing fact and truth to pure partisanship

Four years ago, when I was writing about the 2008 presidential campaign, I wrote with dismay and surprise at the spate of falsehoods coming out of John McCain's campaign for president. McCain had falsely accused his opponent Barack Obama of supporting "comprehensive sex education" for children, and of wanting to raise taxes on the middle class, while his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, took credit for opposing the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere", which she had actually supported.

At the time, such false and misleading claims from a presidential candidate seemed shocking: they crossed an unstated line in American politics – going from the usual garden-variety campaign exaggeration to wilful lying.

Ah, those were the days … after watching Mitt Romney run for president the past few months, he makes John McCain look like George Washington (of "I Can't Tell A Lie" fame)."

My personal favorite in Romney's cavalcade of untruths is his repeated assertion that President Obama has apologized for America. In his book, appropriately titled "No Apologies", Romney argues the following:

"Never before in American history has its president gone before so many foreign audiences to apologize for so many American misdeeds, both real and imagined. It is his way of signaling to foreign countries and foreign leaders that their dislike for America is something he understands and that is, at least in part, understandable."

Nothing about this sentence is true.

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Newt Gingrich and other Republicans called Mitt a liar several times. Why won't the US corporate media come out and fact check Mitt's outlandish fabrications and falsehoods?


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

This thread has, as expected, evolved into a contest of which campaign tells the most lies. Clue: they both do. You can tell when their lips are moving.

Unfortunately, most of you have missed the original point of the post.

Andrea Mitchell isn't supposed to be a hack for anyone's campaign! Ms. Mitchell is SUPPOSED to be a journalist and is SUPPOSED to be displaying some objectivity. She is not the equivalent of Rush Limbaugh or Ed Schultz, or David Alexrod or Andrea Saul. Ms. Mitchell in the NEWS DIVISION of NBC News and is their Chief Foreign Correspondent.

You expect this stuff from Romney and from Obama, you DON'T expect this stuff from a journalist... let alone the most senior correspondent at NBC News.

PS - This is not the first example of pretty blatant bias by Ms. Mitchell. Just curious if anyone can point to examples of a major mainstream news outlet (ABC, CBS, NBC, NY Times, etc.) showing similar editing bias that favored a Republican? I'm not saying it hasn't happened, but I can't think of a time in recent history when it did. And if the best you've got is Fox News, save your ink.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Well said POGO. Well said.


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Posted by Palmer S
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jul 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

Lies are bad, I guess we all agree.

Mitt's a great businessman. On that we all agree -- at least in terms of making the big bucks.

Wonder if they ever cross, Mitt lying about business? (drumroll please)

- "Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics."

Romney denied it, and has been caught up in lies about when he left Bain.

But reality has an ugly way of popping up:

- "documents filed by Bain and Stericycle with the Securities and Exchange Commission—and obtained by Mother Jones—list Romney as an active participant in the investment. And this deal helped Stericycle, a company with a poor safety record, grow, while yielding tens of millions of dollars in profits for Romney and his partners. The documents—one of which was signed by Romney—also contradict the official account of Romney's exit from Bain."

Web Link

Andrea Mitchell's possible selective editing vs Romney lying about Bain and Stericycle, the medical waste investment whose abortion services are an anathema to the religious right.

Not a tough call. The man has no character.

Add to that, today's revelation that he agrees with Obama that Obama/RomneyCare is a penalty and not a tax.

Sheesh.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 2, 2012 at 10:55 am

Even FactCheck.org, not exactly known for its right wing leanings, has noted that the attacks on Bain are largely untrue (at least with regard to sending jobs overseas).

But Palmer S deflects - and not even very deftly. This thread isn't about Romney or Obama lying about the other's record. They all do that. As does Limbaugh and Schultz, Hannity and Maddow.

This thread is about Andrea Mitchell, a JOURNALIST and the CHIEF Foreign Correspondent for NBC News, repeatedly lying about Romney. I've yet to hear the first accusation about a mainstream news network lying about President Obama.


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Posted by Palmer S
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

"This thread isn't about Romney or Obama lying about the other's record."

Deflecting about Romney lying, himself. One can only guess that Pogo doesn't care when the candidates lie about themselves and their past, as opposed to the legendary flipflops.

Mrs Andrea Mitchell Greenspan "repeatedly lying about Romney"? Deflection, or hyperbole? Pogo has gone, in the space of three posts, from Mitchel's bad edit to "not the first example of pretty blatant bias" to "repeatedly lying about Romney."

Which is it?


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