Wednesday, May 26, 2010
MSNBC Transcript of The Rachel Maddow Show Blatantly Posts False Information To Make Rand Paul Appear Racist
First Andy Ostroy, then Bill Maher. Now MSNBC says that Rand Paul said “Yes” to Rachel Maddow’s question “Do you think that a private business has a right to say, “We don’t serve black people”?” in their transcript
by Larry Simons
May 26, 2010
In my nearly 4 years of reporting and writing on this site covering some of the biggest liars and frauds in government and media, I do not think I have ever come across a lie so blatant and irresponsible as the one posted by MSNBC in their transcript of The Rachel Maddow Show.
As I reported on May 21, Kentucky primary winner Rand Paul appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show on May 19, 2010, and was asked by Maddow, “Do you think that a private business has a right to say, “We don’t serve black people”? Before Maddow was finished asking the question, Paul was already starting to respond, and there was cross talk over Maddow’s words “…has the right to say, “We don’t serve black people?”
The very next thing Paul said was the word “yeah”, most likely, not even hearing the entire question because of censorship delays. I am 100% convinced that Paul’s usage of the word “yeah” [NOT “yes” as most mainstream liberal media have reported, as well as a few right-wing outlets who support Paul] was only meant as a way of saying “yeah, I hear you”.
It makes no sense that Paul would have been answering “Yes” to the question because of what he said immediately afterward: “I’m not in favor of any discrimination of any form. I would never belong to any club that excluded anybody for race.” So, the liberal media thinks Paul was saying “Yes, I support racism” and “I’m not in favor of any discrimination of any form” in back-to-back sentences?
It’s easy for the liberal media to make claims that Rand Paul is racist by editing soundbytes and resorting to Bill O’ Reilly-style reporting: Verbalizing the lie without showing any footage. Now MSNBC has stooped to a new low…rewriting history by posting dialogue in the show’s transcript that was never said. [See screen shot above of actual transcript on the MSNBC website]
It’s one thing for corporate-controlled shills to simply verbalize lies saying Rand Paul used the word “Yes” and was answering Maddow’s question, it’s a whole different ballgame when the word “Yes” is posted in the transcript of the show on the website [especially when one can easily go to the video footage on the site or on YouTube and see clearly that Paul did not say the word “Yes”].
Blatant lies is not journalism. It is dishonest, cheap, irresponsible and a crystal clear admission that the entire effort to paint Rand Paul as a racist is a vicious and conscious smear campaign, orchestrated by those who are scared shitless that true Constitution-loving politicians like the Paul family are not only popular among true liberty-loving Americans, but well on their way to becoming dynasties in Washington.