‘Meet The Press’ Crushed For Deceptively Manipulating AG Barr’s Comments

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MSNBC’s “Meet The Press” is in hot water after it was learned they deceptively cut a video of Attorney General William Barr’s latest interview to make the case that he is not “upholding the rule of law.”

But Barr did—immediately after the clip they aired was cut off.

Like, right after, the network cut the video Barr addresses the very thing they are arguing he did not address.

Attorney General spokeswoman Kerri Kupec responded to the incident on Twitter where she voiced she was “very disappointed” in their blatant attempt to discredit the Trump administration.

Kupec specifically called out “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd and his “deceptive editing/commentary.”

“Compare the two transcripts below,” she added, sharing a transcript of MSNBC’s coverage versus what Barr actually said in the interview. “Not only did the AG make the case in the VERY answer Chuck says he didn’t, he also did so multiple times throughout the interview.”

At least “Meet The Press” owned up to the mistake… sort of.

“You’re correct. Earlier today, we inadvertently and inaccurately cut short a video clip of an interview with AG Barr before offering commentary and analysis. The remaining clip included important remarks from the attorney general that we missed, and we regret the error,” the show tweeted in response.

Check it out:

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President Trump’s 2020 Campaign Rapid Response Director Andrew Clark called the error “pretty egregious.”

“If Todd had aired the next ten seconds of the clip, he would find that he did,” he continued in the tweet.

“Disservice to his viewers,” Clark added.

For a full transcript of Barr’s actual remarks, click here: Attorney General William Barr on Michael Flynn, Obamacare and coronavirus restrictions – Transcript

Here’s how some people responded via Twitchy:

 

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