Chuck Todd airs deceptively edited video of AG Barr, lies to the American people
NBC’s Chuck Todd aired a deceptively edited video of Attorney General Bill Barr on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” amid a discussion of the Michael Flynn case.
Todd asked columnist Peggy Newton to respond to a video clip of Barr. The clip in question came from a video interview between Barr and CBS News’ Catherine Herridge, in which Herridge asked Barr how he thought history would judge the DOJ’s decision to drop the Michael Flynn case. Barr responded: “Well, history is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who’s writing the history.”
Todd was “struck by the cynicism of the answer — it’s a correct answer, but he’s the attorney general. He didn’t make the case that he was upholding the rule of law. He was almost admitting that, yeah, this was a political job.”
This is a lie. In the full clip that NBC did not air, Barr did state that the decision upheld the rule of law. In fact, he said those words exactly.
In response, the “Meet the Press” Twitter account said, “You’re correct. Earlier today, we inadvertently and inaccurately cut short a video clip of an interview with AG Barr before offering commentary and analysis. The remaining clip included important remarks from the attorney general that we missed, and we regret the error.”
Many took to Twitter to further criticize the show.
Unfortunately, NBC’s flimsy excuse puts the network in a vulnerable position. Either the network did make a mistake, which paints those at the network as incompetent, or it was done maliciously, painting the network as propagandists. Whichever way you spin it, NBC and other Leftist networks are reaffirming President Trump’s criticisms, and are proving to be fake news networks.
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