Shameless and Shameful: Andrea Mitchell

It was bad when she aired the selectively edited Romney tapes. But Andrea Mitchell’s non-apology when airing the whole tape spoke volumes about her obvious bias and the absence of professionalism. I don’t have a problem with opinion or editorial content when presented as such. But Mitchell holds herself up as a reporter / journalist presenting news. In this context, she has failed, seriously damaged her credibility and further weakened the old media in our society to all our detriment.

Now NewsBusters is reporting that she’s at it again. In an interview with John Sununu, she struggles so hard to push the Romney outsourcing meme that after debunking her lie and pointing out Obama’s outsourcing record Sununu actually laughs at her on air:

MITCHELL But isn’t it a bigger problem for Republicans than for the White House?

SUNUNU: No. When you’ve sent $500 million to Fisker and it goes to Finland immediately. When you send the solar money and it goes to Mexico. When you send the turbine money and it goes to Denmark. And we can go on all day. There is $29 billion worth of purchases that came out of this administration, outsourced jobs to foreign countries. Mitt Romney outsourced zero. Obama outsourced 29…


SUNUNU: Zero. He wasn’t there when those issues came up.

MITCHELL: Well, first of all…

SUNUNU: [Laughs]

MITCHELL: …the $29 billion are not all outsourced from the administration because…

SUNUNU: Sure they are.

MITCHELL: A lot of those jobs still remained here. There are jobs, when you do a grant, Governor, there are jobs here as well as overseas.

SUNUNU: [Laughs] You’re struggling, Andrea. You’re struggling. [Laughs]

MITCHELL: Well, first of all…

SUNUNU: [Still laughing]

MITCHELL: …these are competing claims and we will get back to you with all of the numbers.


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