While there is some debate about the propriety of showing up at presidential appearances with an weapon over your shoulder,...
While there is some debate about the propriety of showing up at presidential appearances with an weapon over your shoulder, there can be no doubt that much of the media responded to these incidents by making assumptions that did not apply. In MSNBC’s case, when the facts didn’t their assumptions, they merely “cropped” the facts out,
As APcheck.blogspot.com noted with succienct aplomb:
“MNBC showed a close-up of a man with an assault rifle at an Obama townhall event, cropping out any of his skin or features, and quickly showed a white male. MSNBC then talked at length about how racists want to get rid of President Obama.
“Only problem is the gunman was black.”
— MSNBC edits story to fit agenda; http://www.foxnews.com/story/0//,2933,541349,00.html
— MSNBC crops video to push hate agenda against gun owners like you; http://www.ammoland.com/2009/08/20/msnbc-pushing-hate-agenda-against-gun-owners/
— The media gets it wrong, again, on guns; http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/08/20/john-lott-gun-obama-town-hall/
— MSNBC practices blatant hypocrisy while playing racial politics; http://www.examiner.com/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examiner/y2009m8d20-MSNBC-practices-blatant-hypocrisy-while-playing-racial-politics
— MSNBC plays racial politics with deceptive editing, says SAF; http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-20-2009/0005080869&EDATE//=