Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Left-Wing Media Is At It Again

Media Matters for America reports that CNN cut out almost the entire standing ovation that the Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowry was given at Coretta Scott King's funeral for his remarks about no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. During the 18 seconds of spliced applause, Wolf Blitzer asked an in-studio panel to comment on the propriety of Lowry's comments:

The February 8 edition of CNN's The Situation Room featured a video clip of part of civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery's address at the February 7 funeral of civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, during which Lowery mentioned the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Lowery's WMD remarks were greeted with 23 seconds of applause and a standing ovation. But during the CNN segment, in which host Wolf Blitzer asked his panelists -- Democratic strategist Paul Begala and former Bush administration official Victoria Clarke -- whether they thought Lowery's remarks were appropriate, CNN played the clip of Lowery, but cropped 18 seconds of applause -- more than three fourths of the time -- and footage of the standing ovation, without any indication that the clip had been doctored. Viewers who were watching Lowery's remarks for the first time would not have known that they actually drew a standing ovation -- not the perfunctory five seconds of applause CNN's edited clip conveyed -- and that the 23 seconds of applause prevented Lowery from continuing his eulogy. [Emphasis mine.]

That liberal media. They are out of control.

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