Republican Convention: Network Tunes Out Speeches By Mia Love, Artur Davis And Other ‘Minorities’
The big news from last night’s Republican National Conventional was the heartfelt speech by Ann Romney, former Gov. Mitt Romney’s wife. The mainstream media, however, stands accused once again of selective editing and/or journalistic malpractice in its convention coverage when it comes to minority speakers.
Specifically, MSNBC — which seems to obsessively play the race card against the GOP — omitted from its broadcast speeches by various key Republicans because it apparently didn’t fit the network’s narrative.
The Daily Caller explains that MSNBC wasn’t exactly celebrating diversity during its convention broadcast last night:
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.
MSNBC evidently also omitted showing the speeches by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Luce Vela Fortuno, the wife of Puerto Rico’s Republican governor.
Mediate is reporting that this is a wholly false accusation against MSNBC because “with the exception of former Rep. Davis, MSNBC did not omit any speeches that Fox News did not also omit.” That assertion, however, is now being challenged too.
Artur Davis, the former Alabama Congressman, one of the earliest supporters of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential candidacy and national co-chair of the Obama campaign, made one of the nominating speeches for Obama at the 2008 Democrat convention. Davis is now supporting Mitt Romney for president.
It’s interesting to note that the NBC News website archive of last night’s speeches, which includes speeches delivered by Ann Romney and Chris Christie, excludes the addresses by Davis and Love.
If you’re an MSNBC viewer, here is the RNC speech by Utah mayor Mia Love, who is running for Congress, that you didn’t get to see:
Here is the video of the address by former Rep. Artur Davis:
Political conventions in general are pretty boring, and the viewership is probably low, but do you think that a television network would deliberately avoid showing certain speeches to further an ideological agenda?