Yesterday, JD highlighted some deceptive editing by Andrea Mitchell, regarding Mitt Romney’s comments about buying sandwiches at a place called “Wa Wa’s.”
Here are the WaWa videos in case you missed just how deceptive this was. First, the Big Media version, in which Romney is clueless about the WaWa way of selling sandwiches:
And now, the actual context, in which we get to see that Mitt Romney was making a point — contrasting the convenience of private industry, which results from competititon, with the bureaucracy of the noncompetitive federal government, which causes people to fill out 33-page forms to change their addresses:
Today, Andrea Mitchell deceptively responds to the controversy over her deceptive editing. Her defense: we didn’t have a chance to portray the clip in a fair manner with full context!
When I first heard about this, I went through three stages of reaction:
1. That deception is an outrage!
2. Who cares if Romney didn’t know about WaWa whatever?
3. This is all they got? We’re gonna win, aren’t we?