Theodore's World: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Apologizes for Liberal Hit Job and Editing of Gov. Rick Perry’s “Black Cloud” Remarks As MSNBC Tried To Make Perry Look Racist

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August 17, 2011

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Apologizes for Liberal Hit Job and Editing of Gov. Rick Perry’s “Black Cloud” Remarks As MSNBC Tried To Make Perry Look Racist

For the liberal media desperate to protect Barack Obama, it’s open season on Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Here is video showing how MSNBC appears to have clipped remarks by Rick Perry to make it look like he was making a racist remark. Perry actually was saying the huge debt hanging over America is like a “big-black cloud” hanging over the economy. Actually, the term “big-black cloud” is often used for something bad or menacing. But Schultz explicitly said Rick Perry was referring to Barack Obama.

But found the more complete video of Perry’s remarks, which clearly show he identified the “big-black cloud” – both before and after his use of the phrase – as the nation’s debt, and NOT Barack Obama. MSNBC apparently forgot to include both of those mentions in their video clip.


MSNBC’s Ed Schultz apologizing for the editing they did to Rick Perry’s comments yesterday, where he said the nation’s debt was a “black cloud hanging over the country.” Tonight, Schultz did not mention that he had used the deceptive editing to accuse Perry of racism, saying directly that by “black cloud,” Perry was referring to Obama. He should have apologized for using the deceptive edit to call Perry a racist.


Wild Thing's comment........

Like I said....Don't Mess With Texas!

God bless Rick Perry.

Meanwhile here is the latest polling: Tah dah!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at August 17, 2011 04:47 AM


This poor excuse POS Ed Schultz would have been fired if he weren't on MSNBS and his charade broadcast time and again by other networks.

You think this is only time the race card will be pulled between now and 6 November 2012 ?

This other poor excuse we have in the White House was granted Secret Service protection in May 2007, a full 18 months before election under the authority of then Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff:

It will be interesting to see how soon before a detail is deployed to the Perry campaign.

Posted by: Carlos at August 17, 2011 07:11 AM

It's pretty safe to assume that Rick Perry will be painted as a clone of George W Bush. The left will smear him any way they can.

Liberal media should be shut down for not being fair and balanced.

Posted by: IGnatius T Foobar at August 17, 2011 09:29 AM

Race baiting. A constant tactic of the Left. A career for some like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the Congressional Black Caucus. Like the boy crying "wolf", race baiting is having less and less effect.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at August 17, 2011 11:16 AM

Oh this is great, Perry's ahead in only 3 days after the Iowa straw polls. and What about Mr. Charisma...errr Ron Perot...err Paul the Anti-semite, pro muslim.

Posted by: Mark at August 17, 2011 11:56 AM

it won't be long till "queen nancy" pelosi uses the "racial card " in her statements she is another one along with senator harry reid that cry's "wolf" every time their hero obummer gets criticized

Posted by: latitude38 at August 17, 2011 06:42 PM

Carlos, thank you for the link, and information.

Thank you everyone so much. I agree this Ed character is awful and no way is he going to change, MSNBC only makes him do his semi apologies so they do not get in trouble I think.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 17, 2011 07:29 PM