MSNBC's Toure Neblett Deceptively Edits Magic Johnson Comments About Football Player's N-Word

As NewsBusters has often reported, the folks at MSNBC have a disturbing habit of deceptively editing videos to radically change their meaning.

Maybe that's where MSNBC's Toure Neblett learned this, for on Friday, he dramatically edited a Magic Johnson tweet about Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper:

For those unaware of the controversy, Cooper was videotaped at a Kenny Chesney concert saying, "I will jump that fence and fight every n---er in here." He has since been dismissed from team activities while he seeks counseling.

From what Neblett retweeted, one would think Johnson had no sympathy for Cooper. Sadly, that wasn't the complete tweet sent by Johnson. Here's the full one:

Apparently Neblett didn't like the idea of Riley being given a second chance. If that's the case, then he should have said so in his own tweet.

But to edit Johnson's this way is unethical and goes against Twitter etiquette.

If Neblett didn't want his readers to see Johnson's complete tweet, he should have sent what's called a "modified tweet" denoted by an "MT" at the beginning of the post.

Failing this, Neblett deceived his readers about what Johnson wrote.

Makes you wonder how often Neblett does this.

As an interesting sidebar, conservative talk radio host Larry Elder on Friday expressed his disappointment with how the Eagles responded to Riley's comments:

Does Elder have a point? Should careers really be destroyed for using this word?

And should that only apply to white people using the N-word?

Blacks should be allowed to continue using it with total impunity while white careers are destroyed for doing so?

If that's what a post-racial society looks like, I'll pass.

(HT Twitchy)

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