Romney’s Faux Pas, Take 2

It seems that MSNBC posted a story about the Mitt-miscue, but quickly pulled the story. Fortunately, a savvy Lew Rockwell blogger nabbed the screenshot and saved it for posterity.


It seems the audio in question only came over one channel, leaving the source of the comments undetermined. It clearly isn’t just one of the moderators, as ‘Gdub’ opines in the comments of the previous offering – that would fail to explain how Russert could talk into just one of the sound channels….. it’d be a good trick if he can pull it off, though.

Obviously the author of the piece felt it worth mentioning. One has to wonder who overruled the initial decision, and for what rationale…..


It seems that MSNBC was able to retrieve the missing post from the memory hole, and added a little commentary:

After some of the confusion today, we are putting it back up for those that haven’t seen it. As far as figuring out the mystery of who or where it came from, that is being worked on, and we hope to have an answer soon. It puzzled us here too, and we’re looking through tape of other candidates to see if it was one of them. We’ll let you know.

We’re not holding our breath, but…. sure, get back to us.

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2 comments so far

Why can’t NBC just say that Russert’s question was too vague so someone prompted him to clarify it as he did in his follow-up? Is it shameful that there is a production room helping the moderators? I don’t buy that this was cheating, and it’s unfair to a candidate to have a strong performance overshadowed by Roswell questions. I’m voting on the other side of the aisle but the comments show this is a Rorschach moment between people for and against Romney.

January 25th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

Anyone can tell it’s prompting by a Romney staffer.
Just like Bush used in his debate against Kerry.

MSNBC is now trying to claim that it came from a audience member. That’s baloney!

Why would an audience member need to whisper if they were not miked.

Ralph The Mouth
January 26th, 2008 at 11:38 am

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