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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:46 AM
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GMA, NY Sun, Politico cut out part of Obama sentence. . . . .


http://mediamatters.org/items/200711160003?f=h_latest


GMA, NY Sun, Politico cut out part of Obama sentence in claiming he "stumbled" on driver's license question


In reporting on the November 15 Democratic presidential candidates debate, ABC's Good Morning America and The New York Sun misleadingly cropped Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) answer to a question regarding driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in reporting that Obama "stumbled" on and "had problems" with the issue. Reporting that the debate's moderator, CNN host Wolf Blitzer, asked Obama, "Do you support or oppose driver's licenses for illegal immigrants," the Sun and Good Morning America quoted Obama saying: "I am not proposing that that's what we do," and: "I have already said I support the notion that we have to deal with public safety." Both the Sun and Good Morning America, however, cropped Obama's answer, failing to include the remaining portion of his sentence, in which he restated his support for allowing undocumented immigrants to have driver's licenses: "Look, I have already said I support the notion that we have to deal with public safety and that driver's licenses at the state level can make that happen" .

Politico chief political columnist Roger Simon also cropped Obama's answer in his November 16 column and claimed that Obama had a "real stumble" on the driver's license issue. Simon wrote that Obama gave "a non-answer answer," and quoted Obama saying, "No, no, no, no, look," writing that Obama was "trying to stumble his way out of his own answer." Simon did not quote Obama's subsequent statement: "I have already said I support the notion that we have to deal with public safety and that driver's licenses at the state level can make that happen."
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they cheat. they are cheaters.

Will Washington Journal tell us about Politico cheating? that have Politico people on all the time.
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