Sean Duffy To CNN: Talking Points Memo Selectively Edited My Video!
This just gets funniner as the story unfolds.
On CNN Newsrom today, CNN reporter Joe Johns accused TPM of posting a “selectively edited” version of the town hall appearance where Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) discussed “struggling” to live on his $174,000/ year salary. The accusation came by way of Duffy’s office, which Johns reported said the clip had been deliberately cut to leave off Duffy saying he would support cutting his salary.
That accusation from Duffy’s office comes after the Polk County, Wisconsin Republican Party — which originally posted the five-minute video of Duffy talking about his salary — demanded the full version posted by TPM on Tuesday be pulled off the internet, claiming it was protected by copyright.
After receiving the complaint, out of abundance of caution and on the advice of counsel, TPM posted a one minute excerpt of the five-minute video. Now the Duffy camp is complaining that the edited version of the video, which TPM originally ran in its entirety, is misleading. You can judge for yourself by viewing the entire video below, which we have decided to repost.
The gist however is that after using their legal muscle to force us to take down the full video and replace it with an excerpt, Duffy’s office is now claiming that the use of the excerpt is a ploy to mislead the public about what he said. And CNN is reporting their bogus claim as fact.
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