Today, after having been called out on the issue, Chris Hayes tweeted an apology:
"This was a stupid, inexcusable, historically illiterate mistake.I should have caught it and apologize for failing to.mediaite.com/tv/msnbc-mista…"— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 12, 2013Such confusion/denial is expected on MSNBC. Democrats have not come to terms with their racist past. What is new is that fact-checkers in the new media are influential enough that corrections, such as Hayes', are now occasionally forthcoming.
RELATED: Back in January, Breitbart.com reviewed (hat tip: Ed Driscoll) five incidents of NBC broadcasting fake news:
1. During last year's presidential election Andrea Mitchell was caught manufacturing a Romney gaffe where none existed.2. During last year's GOP primary, Ed Schultz edited video of Texas Governor Rick Perry to make him look racist.3. In April of last year, the "Today Show" was caught editing audio of a 9-1-1 call to make George Zimmerman look racist.4. In August of 2009, Contessa Brewer sliced and diced a photograph so it wouldn't look like a black man attended a Tea Party carrying a firearm.[5.] And just today, NBC was caught in yet another malicious edit, this time to make Second Amendment advocates look as though they did something as heinous as heckling the heartsick father of a child who lost his six-year-old son in the Sandy Hook massacre. You can watch the full video and NBC's science fiction adaptation side-by-side here.
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