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Anderson Cooper blasts Debbie Wasserman Schultz over ‘out of context’ quote


The Right Scoop has the video, and it’s must-see material, if just for the long pause before Wasserman Schultz revs up to enter full spin mode.

As shown in the video, despite Mitt Romney’s statement that Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments were “inexcusable,” Democrats have pushed hard to suggest just the opposite, even mocking up a Romney/Ryan/Akin campaign sign.

The target of Cooper’s “Keeping Them Honest” segment  tonight was a fundraising letter sent by Wasserman Schultz which suggests that the GOP’s 2012 platform plank on abortion was “written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.” Shown in its original context, the quote has nothing to do with the GOP’s stance on abortion, and Cooper notes that CNN’s Peter Hamby was in the room when the abortion language was adopted, with no input from the Romney campaign.

@trscoop Weird to see MSM people crushing Democrats.

— Chris (@CrankyTRex) August 24, 2012

@CrankyTRex you know it’s bad when it comes to this.

— Right Scoop (@trscoop) August 24, 2012

@trscoop Are the they beginning to figure out that no one watches democrat-media complex water carriers? WTH is going on?

— Jake R. (@jaker1419) August 24, 2012


@trscoop OWNED!!!!!

— Mike The Cop (@MotorHeadMike2) August 24, 2012

This rare bit of televised blue-on-blue friction didn’t sit well with viewers accustomed to a well-trained lapdog media.

The #DNC claims #Romney "designed" #GOP platform, but why are they misquoting the LATimes to prove their point? @AC360 8p, 10p

— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) August 23, 2012

Romney is a Liar-in-Chief @andersoncooper When are you going to keep him honest? Attacking Democrats will not help your Ratings.

— Carol M (@HiResGamer) August 24, 2012

[email protected] im not "attacking" any side. I am pointing out falsehoods. It is called journalism, and it's not about ratings.

— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) August 24, 2012

Schultz’ way with (leaving out) words caught the attention of the Weekly Standard as well.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Whether She Misrepresented Romney's Position: 'It Doesn't Matter': DNC chair Debbie … http://t.co/9gIBd15y

— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) August 24, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/23/anderson-cooper-blasts-debbie-wasserman-schultz-over-out-of-context-attempt-to-tie-romney-akin/

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