Recordings of the court proceedings reviewed by Bloomberg News reveal that the audio has been edited. – Bloomberg
In other words, it’s been give the Breitbart treatment.
This stunt won’t make the walk into modernity for the Supreme Court any easier, but it is a case for televising important oral arguments, though Chief Justice Roberts won’t see it that way, unfortunately.
A review of a transcript and recordings of those moments shows that Verrilli took a sip of water just once, paused for a much briefer period and completed his thought — rather than stuttering and trailing off as heard in the edited version.
The ad marks a blurring of the line between the law and politics, in which the nation’s highest court — and the justices and lawyers who decide and argue cases — are becoming fodder for Republicans’ and Democrats’ arguments over the validity of the president’s signature domestic legislative achievement.
“Breitbart” is now a verb to me, as in to manipulate the truth so it comports with your ideological way of thinking.