Olbermann Uses Deceptive Edit to Attack Cavuto as ‘Hypocrite’; Full Video Shows Cavuto Said Opposite of Olby’s Charge; UPDATE: Olbermann Responds
Posted by Larry O’Connor Dec 20th 2010 at 3:03 pm
Last week, Neil Cavuto gave a devastating rant against Chris Matthews for his attack on Gov. Chris Christie’s weight. Within days, Matthews’ colleague Kieth Olbermann showed a video of Cavuto appearing to criticize the Surgeon General for being too fat.
Left-wing blogs grabbed hold of the Olbermann hypocrisy charge and plastered it everywhere. Even the usually-right-on-target Frances Martel at Mediaite took the bait:
Of course, the problem with Olbermann’s hysteria is that he is completely, 100% wrong. Cavuto’s comments that were grabbed to make Olby’s point were a lead-in to an interview. During the interview, it is clear that Cavuto is defending the Surgeon General and attacking his guest for calling her obese.
Here is the FULL segment Olbermann is referring to. …
Cavuto only contradicted Keithie’s claim for the whole interview … who cares about facts when there’s conservatives to bash? My guess is that Keithie’s a front man for a very sloppy sycophantic staff and neither knows nor cares about the sloppiness of the staff.