Anything to assist the Obama administration in promoting its gun control agenda - even if they have to bend over backwards to cover up idiotic statements by their spokespeople.
In an interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts aired this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama recalled the tragic death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in Chicago after performing during the President's Inauguration celebration in Washington D.C.
"She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn't need," the First Lady explained. "I just don't want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first."
Chicago police reported, however, that Pendleton was shot by a man who "opened fire with a handgun before fleeing in a waiting car" according to the Associated Press.
For the broadcast, ABC's Good Morning America producers edited out the First Lady's "automatic weapon" line.
She was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids grow - grew - up, where our house is.
She had just taken a chemistry test. And she was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn't need. I just don't want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.
The web edition carried the complete text of the interview.
ABC drew a few guffaws with their explanation:
ABC News commented on its editing choice this afternoon, telling Mediaite, "The full story was posted to our website in advance of the interview being broadcast. The edits made to Robin's interview with the First Lady were made solely for time."
Really? How usual is it to cut something from an interview in mid sentence?
It would be too much to believe that Michelle Obama didn't know she was speaking a falsehood when she blamed "automatic weapons" for the death of a girl who was killed by a handgun. And it is equally ridiculous to think that ABC wasn't covering Mrs. Obama's butt when they dropped any reference to assault weapons from her interview.
ABC appears eager to do their part of advance the ball for the president on gun control.