Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MILLER: ABC insists edit of Michelle Obama gun gaffe was 'for time'

ABC News edited out First Lady Michelle Obama saying that a Chicago teenager was killed with an “automatic weapon.” Hadiya Pendleton was allegedly shot by a gang member on probation for a weapons charge with a handgun, not a rifle, which would be semi-automatic (unless it was a revolver.)

Robin Roberts got the first interview with Mrs. Obama since the inauguration in January, which she used to ask about gun-control efforts by President Obama.

A spokesman for ABC News, Heather Riley, emailed me that, “The full story was posted to our website in advance of the interview being broadcast. The edits made to Robin’s interview with the First Lady were made solely for time.”

I read the missing words out loud, and it took me seven seconds.

The transcript of the interview shows that Mrs. Obama said this of Miss Pendleton (italics mine):

“She was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids grew up, where our house is. She had just taken a chemistry test. And she was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” she said. “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”

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This is something out of George Orwell's 1984. I have never seen an administration who the media, as a whole, are so completely complicit with. Dean Weingarten

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

On the red carpet when the stars were being interviewed (prior to the awards show), the small woman asked Jennifer Lawerence a question or said something, and the audio was cut for just a few seconds. I wrote the time down at home and I think it was at 7:12pm eastern time.