Larry Elder has called Media Matters out for deliberately misquoting him while doing an interview on Fox & Friends about reparations. We hardly blame him for being ticked off after seeing the headline these disingenuous hacks ran with …
Media Matters: "Fox & Friends guest Larry Elder–Black families were better off as slaves"
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) April 9, 2019
We get it. They’re trying to get people to ‘click’ the story while proving the Right is racist and stuff but c’mon, this is just shameless. You can’t misquote someone in this way and expect NOT to be called out for it. FYI, this editor watched the clip and read the transcript and no, Larry does not say anything about black families being better off as slaves.
I saw your interview. You absolutely did not say that. Amazing what scoundrels Media Matters folks are.
— Charles Negy (@CharlesNegy) April 9, 2019
Of course he said no such thing. The media is evil how the twist,infer,and manipulate words…
— Cathy Fialon (@adorben) April 9, 2019
Sound bytes every where. And, the public will eat up these statements, taken out of context or edited, without doing their own research. SMH.
— C.S. Start (@FinisiusMaximus) April 9, 2019
It’s good that Larry is trying to get out in front of this because YUP, next thing you know, ThinkProgress or Salon will write a piece about how Larry is a white supremacist or some other such nonsense.
It's not even a subtle lie, just 100% made up, even the excerpt they showed says nothing that could even be interpreted that way. What a disgrace.
— Mark S. Bissett (@ExclusiveOrGate) April 9, 2019
This is their bread and butter.
They are willfully dishonest hacks.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 9, 2019
Certainly seems that way.
And that’s putting it nicely.
They never retract anything ever. It’s nothing more than a backwater propaganda cesspool staffed by barely literate partisans.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 9, 2019
At this point, we haven’t seen a retraction and considering it’s Media Matters we don’t expect to see one anytime soon.