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    mad Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    In September 2001 Illinois State Senator Barack Obama was interviewed on WBEZ radio (Chicago); he spoke about the U.S. Constitution. On Sept 17, 2009 (Constitution Day) Glenn Beck showed a video on his Fox cable show that used highly edited words from the original WBEZ interview. The word in bold were snipped out of the audio.
    HOST: Barack Obama, what are your thoughts on the Declaration and Constitution?

    OBAMA: Well, you know, I think it's a remarkable document. I think --

    HOST: Which one?

    OBAMA: The original Constitution, as well as -- as well as the Civil War amendments, but I think it is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture -- the colonial culture nascent at that time.

    African-Americans were not -- first of all, they weren't African-Americans. The Africans at the time were not considered as part of the polity that was of concern to the framers. I think that, as [program co-panelist] Richard [John] said, it was a nagging problem in the same way that, these days, we might think of environmental issues or some other problem that, where you have to balance, you know, cost-benefits, as opposed to seeing it as a moral problem involving persons of moral worth.

    And, in that sense, I think we can say that the Constitution reflected a enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the framers had that same blind spot. I don't think the two views are contradictory to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now, and to say that it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.
    Here is the original audio from the WBEZ broadcast:




    Here is the result after Beck’s edits:
    OBAMA: The original Constitution [snip] I think it is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture -- the colonial culture nascent at that time. [snip] I think we can say that the Constitution reflected a enormous blind spot in this culture [snip] and that the framers had that same blind spot. [snip] It also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.
    Here is Beck's despicable video:


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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    Beck used to have very little credibility.

    Now, he has none at all.

    Still, this edited version of the president's words will be repeated ad nauseum, you can count on it.

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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    I can almost hear the "oohhhhs" and "ahhhhhs" coming from the brainwashed.
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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    That is some damn fine snipping that Beck does. It flows really well up until the ending where you can sort of tell what the President is saying doesn't exactly fit well.

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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    I agree that is damn fine video editing.

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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    Quote Originally Posted by LimeLight View Post
    I agree that is damn fine video editing.
    Beck must have a competent staff, anyway.

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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Beck must have a competent staff, anyway.
    I particularly like the fade in at the 2 minute mark. It's genius!

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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    goebbels is smiling


    and yes, like the a'jad misinterpretation against the zionist regime, mistaken to instead express a threat against the israeli nation, this misrepresentation can be expected to be steadily replayed as factual
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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    The editing of the context is not the best part. The best part is the use of the music and other sound effects to lift one's spirit and then make it sad only moments later.
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    Re: Glenn Beck Distorted Barack Obama's Views On The U.S. Constitution In Video

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The editing of the context is not the best part. The best part is the use of the music and other sound effects to lift one's spirit and then make it sad only moments later.
    Oh I agree. In terms of Beck using this to try and paint the President in a certain light I am disappointed. However in terms of him and his staff making a video to look fairly convincing I applaud him.

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