More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.
On Monday, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning deceptively edited comments from Republican Congressman Raul Labrador to constituents at a recent town hall meeting while discussing the GOP health care plan. While the Idaho representative was actually dispelling an outlandish false claim from a left-wing protester at the event, the two network morning shows ignored that context in an effort to make Labrador look out of touch on the issue.
During his report on the health care bill on Today, correspondent Peter Alexander declared: “House Republicans are getting an earful from constituents at town halls nationwide. Idaho’s Raul Labrador under fire for this claim.” A soundbite followed of the Congressman stating that “Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care,” with the crowd jeering in response.