Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Today In Unsurprising News: Big Government Editor Mike Flynn Is Dishonest

I've already written about how CNN contributor and Big Journalism editor Dana Loesch led the despicable smear campaign against two University of Missouri system instructors, using doctored video to rile up her rabid fans while claiming that she's seen the full tapes. But Loesch is not the only Breibart editor caught being blatantly dishonest in this. When the first edited clips came out, I demanded that they release the full videos and in particular questioned the clip that claimed that Judy Ancel had said "Violence is a tactic, and it's to be used when it's the appropriate tactic."

This is what Big Government editor Mike Flynn said in response:

So Flynn was arguing that, for the life of him, he just couldn't think of any possible scenarios where the quote would have been taken out of context. Of course, the actual quote did have a completely different meaning from the garbage originally presented on Big Government and on Loesch's radio show, since Ancel was actually quoting a character in a movie:
...he represented the kind of thinking that went into the Student Underground Coordinating Committee and then later, probably-- Well, coinciding with the Black Panthers, I'd say. You know, he said "Violence is a tactic, and it's to be used when it's appropriate -- the appropriate tactic."

Whether they-- They never come back to him to ask him what he thought of the window smashing in that march. Or whether or not that was done by them, or others, or provocateurs. We don't know that.
So maybe Flynn really didn't have a clue what the actual quote was?
Except, for the tiny problem of this other tweet from him:

So Flynn had the full 30 hours of video, yet was pretending that there was no possible way that Ancel's quote could have been edited out of context. Pretty clear-cut case of dishonesty.

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