Olbermann's 'Countdown' Dispatches with Journalistic Integrity

As the Virginia senate race continues to degenerate into a media cesspool of preposterous racial accusations, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" took things further downward Friday by deliberately editing a report on the latest Democratic activist accusing Republican George Allen of being a racist:

On Friday, "Countdown" reported on the latest allegations against George Allen. We noted that they did so by rerunning a report that aired Thursday on Hardball. David Shuster interviewed a woman who said she heard Allen using racial slurs.

But as we revealed exclusively on Olbermann Watch, the Countdown version differed from the original "Hardball" broadcast in one significant respect. Snipped from the taped piece were a series of questions that revealed the political affiliation of accuser Pat Waring.

Read the rest of the story over at Olbermann Watch.

Matthew Sheffield
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