George Soros-funded Media Matters and the fledgling New York Times are taking a page from the MSNBC playbook of editing video in order to fit their narrative and twist the actual occurrence of an event. (watch video below) This is done in an effort not as journalists, but as propagandist activists. After all, with Soros’ buddy Barack Obama in the White House constantly fanning the flames of racial, gender, and economic divide, they must give the rabid progressive base some fuel for the fire.
MSNBC has been caught deceptively editing video to help drive the progressive false and slanderous narrative that those in the Tea Party movement and also other conservatives are hate-filled racists. They deceptively edited a video from a Million Vet March in October 2013 to make it appear as if the protestor was the instigator in an altercation with police when he was not. They deceptively edited a clip of testimony given by one of the fathers of a Sandy Hook victim to make it appear as though pro-gun rights advocates heckled the dad for no reason. MSNBC deceptively edited statements by a Republican congressman to make it sound like he referred to food stamp recipients as rapists, pedophiles, and murderers. The list goes on and on.
The deceptive editing of video as a type of progressive activism by MSNBC has become commonplace at Obama’s LEAN FORWARD network. While conservative news outlets call them out on it, the damage is already done. In that instant, they have convinced their viewers, albeit they don’t have many, to believe the lies that they as a “news organization” are spreading. MSNBC has perfected utilization of a high profile news network to implement Saul Alinsky’s rule #12 in Rules for Radicals.
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Perhaps that is what has driven Media Matters and the New York Times to follow the lead of MSNBC in the deceptive editing of videos in order to not report the news to people, but rather make people believe the message and propaganda that they want them to believe.
Editing a video to fit an agenda to smear those who oppose big government policies and actions as racist is precisely what Media Matters did in relation to Cliven Bundy. The New York Times condoned these actions by reporting on the edited version of a Cliven Bundy speech. Bundy, the last rancher in Clark County Nevada, has made headlines lately with his battle against the U.S. government in a dispute over grazing fees. The Obama BLM chose to descend upon Bundy’s ranch, in what is largely an administrative matter, with hundreds of armed forces in full tactical gear accompanied by massive weaponry and attack dogs. They were met with opposition by thousands, consisting of private citizens, state legislators, Oath Keepers, among others, who went to Nevada to stand with Bundy against big government overreach.
While the standoff came to an end, Bundy has remained in the news with Democrat Senator Harry Reid calling him and his supporters domestic terrorists. Media Matters and the New York Times made the “journalistic” decision to continue the smear campaign by editing a video of a speech given by Bundy to make it appear that he is a racist.
Here is how the far-left, George Soros funded propagandists at Media Matters edited Bundy’s speech.
Let me tell, talk to you about the Mexicans, and these are just things I know about the negroes. I want to tell you one more thing I know about the negro. When I go, went, go to Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and I would see these little government houses, and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids – and there’s always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch. They didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
And because they were basically on government subsidy – so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never, they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered are they were better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things? Or are they better off under government subsidy?
You know they didn’t get more freedom, they got less freedom – they got less family life, and their happiness – you could see it in their faces – they wasn’t happy sitting on that concrete sidewalk. Down there they was probably growing their turnips – so that’s all government, that’s not freedom.
The narrative being pushed based upon this edited video is that Bundy is an outright racist. However, looking at what the propagandists at Media Matters edited out of the video puts what Bundy said in a completely different context and perspective.
What is quoted above is the middle of Bundy’s speech. Here is what Bundy said in the beginning.
…and so what I’ve testified to you – I was in the Watts riot, I seen the beginning fire and I seen that last fire. What I seen is civil disturbance. People are not happy, people are thinking they don’t have their freedoms, they didn’t have these things, and they didn’t have them.
We’ve progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and we sure don’t want to go back. We sure don’t want the colored people to go back to that point. We sure don’t want these Mexican people to go back to that point. And we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies, and do it in a peaceful way.
Now, here is what Bundy said at the end of the actual clip.
Now, let me talk about the Spanish people. You know, I understand that they come over here against our Constitution and cross our borders. But they’re here and they’re people – and I’ve worked side by side a lot of them.
Don’t tell me they don’t work, and don’t tell me they don’t pay taxes. And don’t tell me they don’t have better family structures than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they’re together, they picnic together, they’re spending their time together, and I’ll tell you in my way of thinking they’re awful nice people. And we need to have those people join us and be with us not, not come to our party.
Is the terminology that Bundy used in calling blacks ‘negro’ a bit outdated. Sure it is. But, Harry Reid used the exact same word to refer to Barack Obama in 2008 when he said Obama was very electable because “he was light-skinned with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.” In that instance, there was no outrage from the left, because Reid is on their side so they went into protectionist mode.
But, back to Bundy. The 67 year old rancher actually defended Hispanics, even illegal aliens, stating that he has worked side by side with some describing them as hard workers with a devotion to family resulting in better family structure than whites. In regards to blacks, Bundy was not saying that blacks were better off as slaves. He was actually make a rather rudimentary comparison between the lives of blacks during the days of slavery to the bondage far too many find themselves in now as slaves to big government programs and pawns in a warped progressive chess game for power.
Could Bundy have worded things differently? Is what he said about the impact of Democrat policies on the black community true? Far too many people will not pose those questions because of the selective editing by Media Matters, in true Alinsky fashion, to push an agenda.
The Bundy ranch conflict put the egregious overreach of big government on full display. It brought about recollections of Obama’s call for a civilian police force as powerful as the military. It shed light on the massive stockpiles of ammunition being purchased by government agencies that have no need for such firepower. It made Americans aware of just how many government agencies have ‘civilian police forces’ and the force the government will use to make you comply.
Maybe its expecting too much for George Soros funded Media Matters to operate with journalistic integrity since one of their major goals is to destroy FOX News, the only major network with a conservative bend. But, for the New York Times to participate in this Saul Alinsky scheme is both shameful and sad.
But, this is what the left does when they see that they are losing an argument or losing at an issue. They pick a target, freeze it, polarize it, and personalize it. They do what they have to do to incite fear, anger, and resentment so that they can bring more people into the controlling arms of big government. They go after people, not institutions, just as Saul Alinsky instructed. It makes it personal.
Media Matters edited Bundy speech:
Actual Bundy speech: