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” [NOTyesas 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.


the_last_name_left said...

It's not " a lie": you admit yourself the first thing Randy says after Maddow's question is "yeah".

I agree with you insofar as I don't think he was saying a direct "yes" to Maddow's question - it was more of an acknowledgement he heard her, and was ready to reply.

The point about it is surely that it could be reported as it was because of Rand Paul's own equivocation on the issue. That's what made the space for such commentary about Rand Paul, and brought the issue centre-stage: people are legitimately concerned about what it is he mean because they care about the issue of racial discrimination.

The concern and furore is a very healthy response in many ways.

And let's not forget there are always issues raised about Ron Paul (and now Rand) over race issues. It isn't a bolt from the blue, is it?

For instance, Ron Paul's newsletters, his acceptance of donations from white supremacists, his holding of a fundraiser at the home of a white supremacist, the support of Stormfront for both Ron and Randy, concerns about racism hiding behind TeaParty....etc etc etc.

There's no reason why Ron or Randy, or the TeaParty or Libertarians should be given a free-pass on race issues -- their own positions raise the issues.

the_last_name_left said...

For instance - look at how much scorn and bile is piled on the NACCP and JDL by RonPaul and Randy supporters, Troofers and American Nationalists?

You can't deny Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Troofers and the TeaParty types appeal to american nationalism and racism - they do. And they appeal for good reason - because Alex Jones, Troofers, TeaParty and ultra nationalists like what they hear.

socrates said...

hes right larry, but he wont tell you that research says that last fraud name left is a queenie.

plato said...

last name left is a wanker.