Priebus said: “Look, I’m not going to rule out anything. But, we are not going to have a registry based on religion.” NBC News reported only the first sentence, to give the impression that he was leaving the door open to a Muslim registry, which he had explicitly ruled out. One of the best revelations of the 2016 presidential campaign was the release of definitive evidence that the mainstream media is just a propaganda arm for the hard-Left, and not in any sense a reliable news source. This is just another example.
“NBC Blasted, Bias Reporting on Priebus’ Muslim Registry Rejection,” by Cathy Burke, Newsmax, November 20, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
NBC News was blasted Sunday for tweeting out a half-quote from President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff that made it seem the new administration was leaving the door open to a Muslim registry.
During an interview with Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, Trump’s newly named chief of staff, on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” moderator Chuck Todd asked if he could “rule out a registry for Muslims.”
Priebus replied: “Look, I’m not going to rule out anything. But, we are not going to have a registry based on religion.”
The network’s public relations department, however, posted only the first sentence in a pair of tweets to promote the segment.
“This quote is in fact opposite of what PR tweet indicates,” New York Times political correspondent Maggie Haberman noted in her own tweet of the exchange.
A senior technology writer for BuzzFeed, Charlie Warzel, lashed out at the tweet as an “irresponsible half-quote w/o even a link for context.”…