my my, frist Thinkprogess now Mediamatters...tsk tsk SNIP: By Doug Powers August 7, 2010 10:13 AM **Written by Doug Powers Media Matters was all about getting the full context of Andrew Breitbarts Shirley Sherrod video from day one. From that controversy, everybody walked away with a good refresher course in the importance of full context in the name of honest debate everybody except Media Matters. From Media-Ite by way of Sister Toldjah: Lets end the week with some Shirley Sherrod-ing editing a clip to make it sound like a person is saying something that is actually the complete opposite of what theyre saying. In this case, the offender is Media Matters, which tries to prove that Glenn Becks radio co-hosts were saying Keith Olbermann was responsible for the deadly Manchester workplace shooting. Here was Media Matters (siced) headline: Beck sidekicks Gray and Burguiere: Keith Olberman and media responsible for Manchester shooting. The sidekicks are Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere, who co-hosted with Beck out today. And why did Media Matters write this? Well, because that is what Gray and Burguiere said at first. Gray: Obviously Keith Olbermann is responsible for those eight people dead. And Burguiere: A guy like that whos a little bit unstable anyway cant help but react to the constant pressure of Keith Olbermann on the air on MSNBC and all of MSNBC talking about all the racism there is out there. But the problem is, the co-hosts were being sarcastic, to make a point. A minute later they get serious, and Stu says Keith Olbermann was not responsible for any shooting, but that part is conveniently out of the Media Matters audio. Because Media Matters cut the audio right before they make it clear. Media Matters issued a correction and altered the title when their attempted Sherrodding of Becks people was discovered: CORRECTION: The original headline on this clip did not make clear that Becks co-hosts were being satirical when they linked MSNBC host Keith Olbermann to the Manchester shooting. The original clip also did not include their subsequent statements that Olbermann was not responsible for the shooting. Media Matters regrets the error. Even without the full context of the recording it was painfully obvious that Burguiere and Gray were being sarcastic, but this is where Media Matters often gets tripped up. read the rest at. Michelle Malkin Media Matters Caught Context-Editing a Tape Hey, Where Have We Heard That Before?