ABC News Admits Editing Out FLOTUS Gun Gaffe
by John Nolte
27 Feb 2013, 8:14 AM PDT
The official excuse from ABC News is that a decision was made to edit out 10 words spoken by Michelle Obama “solely for time.” This excuse is of course absolutely ridiculous, and the chummy photo above of ABC “reporter” Robin Roberts hugging The State is a much better explanation as to why ABC News chose to protect the First lady from what was likely a gaffe and what would have been a story for the network.
Yesterday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the First Lady said the following to Robin Roberts:
[quote]She was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids grow – 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. I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.
What I’ve bolded, though, was edited out of the actual broadcast. No one heard Ms. Obama claim – probably incorrectly – that Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down by “automatic weapons.”[/quote]
The same, SOP, MSM double-standard. Does anyone really believe that if Gov. Palin or Rep. Bachmann had said this the MSM wouldn’t have been all over it, trumpeting what an idiot Palin or Bachmann was for having said this?
Taking this a step further, what was Michelle Obama doing? Displaying near total ignorance of guns? Or consciously and deliberately telling an inflammatory lie, knowing ABC Skews would not call her on it, to further one of her (and many other Ds’) pet causes? Sadly, the latter seems more likely, except that ABC Skews covered for her by not broadcasting her false statement (but e-published it online).