1/6/09 12:37 PM

The Video Slate Doesn't Want You to See

With J$P Video!

Those fair and balanced folk over at Slate.com have helpfully put together a video montage. Its purpose: to compare how MSNBC and Fox reacted to Michelle Obama's speech. Watch it carefully, and see if you can tell what's missing:


Does it strike one as passing strange that Slate somehow managed to avoid any footage of Juan Williams, who was not only the first member of the panel to be called on, but also the one who spoke the most, and the most eloquently? Does it seem odd that Fox's latest high-visibility hire, Howard Wolfson, also ended up on Slate's cutting room floor?

As a public service, J$P brings you the footage that Slate spiked. Note also how carefully Slate edited around the favorable comments of Fred Barnes and Chris Wallace. (They pretty much reversed the meaning of what Wallace said by skipping his first words and then including a comment not about the speech but the night as a whole):

Did the creators of Slate's montage have an agenda? We report, you decide.




Obama nation
big deal. who would possibly care but you. nobody reads slate just like this so called site. sorry but its true. next.
August 28, 2008, 7:00:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Wow, johnny!
 
Slate was determined to make the case that FNC and MSNBC are the polar partisan extremes, when the truth is that FNC clearly did NOT have any knives out for Mrs. Obama that could be contrasted with the degree and kind of Olbermann's manner of being utterly sycophantic.
 
The unedited video shows that FNC was simply far more measured, fair, and thoughtful in their analysis.
August 28, 2008, 7:13:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Damail
That montage also helped to highlight how Olbermann was drooling all over himself in his response.
August 28, 2008, 7:50:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
big deal. who would possibly care but you. nobody reads slate just like this so called site. sorry but its true. next.
Obama nation | 08.28.08 - 7:05 pm | #  
 
Is it just me or is this highly ironic and idiotic? If he didn't care he wouldn't have went through the trouble of posting. He also had to read this site! :lol:
August 28, 2008, 8:26:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I saw Michelle's speech and Fox's post-speech discussion. FNC went out of their way to be kind and speak highly of this woman who is proud of her country for the first time in her life.
August 28, 2008, 8:52:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply


puck30
I guess one of Olby's friends from the phonebooth must work at Slate.
 
How else can one explain soo much Olby from the MSDNC parts shown? Very little Matthews.
August 28, 2008, 10:49:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Scott
big deal. who would possibly care but you. nobody reads slate just like this so called site. sorry but its true. next.
Obama nation | 08.28.08 - 7:05 pm | #  
 
Is it just me or is this highly ironic and idiotic? If he didn't care he wouldn't have went through the trouble of posting. He also had to read this site!  
Olby Sucks | 08.28.08 - 8:31 pm | #  
 
Spot on OS. I had my post already for this BLUE DRESSER but you stole my thunder. Probably best though because J$ would've probaby banned it, LOL.
August 29, 2008, 7:28:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply


bigred
What a shock. A left-wing site can't report the truth, so they use total distortion of the facts.
 
Johnny $, once again, you nail them & bring the truth to ignorant hacks who just listen to the Olbermann's of the world.
August 30, 2008, 4:17:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply