It’s no secret that the media has been gunning for Mitt since the moment he posed a threat to Obama’s reelection chances. However, they are usually rather sly about how they do the Obama campaign’s bidding, especially since they need to keep what intelligent viewers they have left. But in this instance, they decided to blatantly misrepresent a Romney/Ryan rally, in an attempt to discredit the candidate.
What was the situation? Basically, MSNBC reports a rally where Mitt Romney introduced Paul Ryan. Then, the audience allegedly begins to chant ‘Ryan! Ryan!’… however, it appears as if Mitt tells them to chant, ‘Romney/Ryan!, Romney/Ryan!’ What a selfish thing to do, right? That’s what MSNBC wants you to think.
The Blaze was able to hear from someone that actually attended the rally, giving her eyewitness account about what really happened. Apparently, MSNBC wasn’t even close:
During Thursday‘s edition of TheBlaze TV’s “Pat & Stu,” one caller gives her account of the campaign rally.
“The crowd was yelling,” caller Sherry recounts, “the crowd was screaming ‘Romney! Romney!’ and Romney, being the gentleman [he is], we can‘t get in his head because he’s so stinking nice, he stopped us to add ‘Romney-Ryan.’”
“And if you watch the clip again, Ryan throws up his hand like ‘oh, you don’t have to add me to the chant,’” she adds.
This is not the only account of the event either…
“I … [was] near the front of the crowd and Paul Ryan had just finished speaking,” Michele Jewett of Carlisle, Ohio, told TheBlaze in an email.
“He introduced Governor Romney and handed the microphone to him. Gov. Romney said, ‘What about that Paul Ryan’ and the crowd immediately started chanting, ‘Romney, Romney‘ not ’Ryan, Ryan’ like the closed captioning on the MSNBC video stated,” she adds.
According to the witnesses, the MSNBC video was captioned incorrectly, trying to make it seem as if the audience was chanting ‘Ryan’, when in fact, the audience was chanting ‘Romney’. This means that Mitt didn’t want to be the only guy in the chant, and wanted to let Ryan share the stage. What a guy!
“Mitt said, ‘Let’s try this, Romney/Ryan, Romney/Ryan, I like that better!‘ Jewett’s email continues. “I thought to myself ‘what a humble guy to include Ryan in our chant.’”
Even another media source, the New York Times, tells the same tale as those who where there, adding more credibility to those who are coming forward.
You can watch another video from CSPAN, which doesn’t have the sound edited or any misleading captions:
When placed in context, the MSNBC version makes no sense, while everyone else’s version makes simple sense.
MSNBC has just been caught, neck deep in a scandal, attempting to unethically push an agenda. Surprised? I didn’t think so.
Believe it or not, this is good news for the Romney campaign. The mainstream media is seeking for dirt on Mitt Romney so desperately, that they are willing to resort to dirty, obvious, and stupid tactics in order discredit him. It will be interesting to watch MSNBC retract this painful little episode.