We all know by now that the seemingly endless series of manipulated, lying videos from a James O'Keefe associate are utterly false, but I noticed a new trick that the purveyors of this dishonest crap are using. I haven't seen much attention directed to this specifically, so I thought I would write a brief post about it.
It has become the standard practice of these guys to also release long, allegedly unedited versions of their interviews, to make it appear that what they previously released was an honest account. It should be noted that an independent analysis of the first of these "unedited" videos revealed 42 splices, many of them removing numerous remarks by the Planned Parenthood staff that utterly contradicted the accusations against them. To be blunt, the long versions of these videos were lies, just like the short versions released to the press.
These people know perfectly well that they are in the wrong, but as usual with Conservatives, they do not care. They have so far jettisoned any concern for the truth, that they and their willing followers actually revel in their rejection of common decency.
I only want to add that, though of course, dishonesty far predates the Republican party, this utter contempt for decent behavior really dates from the Presidency of the most morally bankrupt man to have ever occupied that office, Ronald Reagan.