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Andrea Mitchell attempts to clarify Romney edits: We didn’t get a chance to play all of it

By Doug Powers  •  June 19, 2012 04:36 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

In an earlier post, Michelle mentioned the “Andrea Mitchell heavily edits Mitt Romney” story (video here if you missed it), but Mitchell’s excuse is just as pitiful as the edits themselves:

On her show today, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell responded to criticism of the network’s decision to run an edited tape of Mitt Romney’s remarks about the WaWa convenience store chain, but the network has not clarified why it ran the edited version of the tape.

“We ran clips of Mitt Romney in Cornwall, Pennsylvania, talking about his trip to a WaWa,” Mitchell said. “Well, the RNC and the campaign both reached out to us saying that Romney had more to say about that visit — about federal bureaucracy and innovation in the private sector. We didn’t get a chance to play that, so here it is now.”

Well, this certainly restores my faith Mitchell’s objectivity. David Shuster’s not even buying it:

If you’re let go from the NBC News family, are you allowed to re-apply for your job? Just asking.

**Written by Doug Powers

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