August 21, 2009

MSNBC Plays Racial Politics With Deceptive Editing, Says SAF

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- The Second Amendment Foundation today accused MSNBC of using deceptively-edited video from a Phoenix anti-tax rally on Monday to invent a racial stereotype in its ongoing effort to demonize and marginalize American firearms owners as "racists."

The MSNBC video, narrated by reporter Contessa Brewer, appearing with "Morning Meeting" host Dylan Ratigan, shows an AR-15 rifle being carried over a man's shoulder. The man is part of a crowd protesting near the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where President Barack Obama spoke. Brewer notes on camera, "Yes, there are Second Amendment rights, for sure, but also there are questions about whether this has a racial overtone. I mean, here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waist..."

"What MSNBC purposely did not reveal with the deliberately doctored video is that the man carrying that sport-utility rifle was an African-American," said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. "MSNBC knows the man was black, yet all they showed in a brief film clip was a close-up of the rifle against the man's neatly-pressed dress shirt. It was impossible to tell the man's race.

Contessa Brewer

"This is a detestable attempt to manipulate public sentiment." he continued.

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Comments (3)

I find when all else fails, the race card is used. To be fair, it worked for O.J. Anyways, these liberals are panicing that their great Obamacare is getting flushed down the toilet. MSNBC is far from being news.

Posted by: Robert J | August 24, 2009 8:01 AM    Report this comment

Typical MSNBC and the MSM to try to make our Second Amendment Rights out to be a Race Issue, these people that want to call this Crap they are putting out ot to be pulled off the air and not allowed to open their big mouthes again and see how they like their 1st Amendment rights being attacked. Bet ya a buck to a hole in a Dounut they would scream big time.

Posted by: bear1 | August 22, 2009 6:07 PM    Report this comment

Detestable but TYPICAL. I wonder how Ms. Brewer would react if her First Amendment rights came under fire in Congress and she was disenfranchised. MSNBC is extremely biased and should no longer be called REAL NEWS.

Posted by: Sharps | August 22, 2009 12:01 AM    Report this comment

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