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Selective concern for authenticy in politics; you don’t say!

Andrea Mitchell Inadvertently Admits Double Standard at MSNBC: Chuck Todd Remains Silent
September 19, 2012 by Jeffrey Meyer

It took less than 12 hours after it was published online at the website of leftist magazine Mother Jones for a video secretly recorded at a Mitt Romney fundraiser in May to appear all over NBC and MSNBC. The heavily-edited video, obtained by the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, has been a staple of MSNBC coverage the past two days.

Fast forward to Wednesday when audio of then-State Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) speaking at Loyola University talking about his support for wealth redistribution. MSNBC refused to play the audio on air. On her show Wednesday, Andrea Mitchell claimed that the network’s reason was:

Because we have not authenticated this 14-year-old tape from Loyola College when Barack Obama was a State Senator. So because we have not independently at NBC News and MSNBC authenticated it, we’re not airing it.

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