Benghazi The Media

MSNBC Edits Out Columnist Who Debunked Emailghazi

Written by SK Ashby

MSNBC went full Benghazi this morning by editing out a brief segment in which a Washington Post columnist essentially told the Morning Joke crew that there is absolutely no precedent for prosecuting someone for inadvertently housing classified information on their phone or server.

via Media Matters

During an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius thoroughly debunked arguments that Hillary Clinton should be charged with a crime as a result of her use of a private email system while serving as secretary of state. When MSNBC re-aired the first hour of its program later in the morning, the bulk of Ignatius' debunking had been edited out. [...]

Significantly, the rebroadcast failed to include the conclusion of Ignatius' thought, which is that Clinton's email practices do not amount to a prosecutable offense, according to several expert attorneys he talked to.

Ignatius also pointed out that State Department servers are not considered classified so even if Hillary Clinton had used a department server instead of her own private server, it wouldn't have made any difference.

Classified or unclassified, the topic itself is a misnomer; the latest whisper in a campaign of insinuation.

Republicans cannot prove Hillary Clinton orchestrated some kind of cover-up of... something... so they've taken to pulling on any loose thread they can get their hands on.

MSNBC recently announced that Morning Joe would expand to 4 hours per day.