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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 02:04 AM

Republicans Post Doctored Version of State of the Union, Censor Facts on Climate Change

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/01/22/republicans-post-doctored-version-state-union-censor-facts-climate-change/

The official website for House Republicans has posted on YouTube a version of President Obama’s State of the Union address which cuts out comments where the President was critical of Republican rhetoric on climate change, ThinkProgress has learned.

In the website’s “enhanced webcast” of the State of the Union speech, President Obama’s comments criticizing Republicans for saying they are “not scientists” when it comes to climate change are erased.

At the 43:25 minute mark, President Obama is supposed to say “I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act. Well, I’m not a scientist, either. But you know what — I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities. The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe.”

Instead, the entire section is skipped. Obama’s comments resume with “The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security. We should act like it.”

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Reply Republicans Post Doctored Version of State of the Union, Censor Facts on Climate Change (Original post)
eridani Jan 2015 OP
marym625 Jan 2015 #1
Cha Jan 2015 #2
sakabatou Jan 2015 #3
easychoice Jan 2015 #4
JDPriestly Jan 2015 #5

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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 02:27 AM

1. wow. that's ballsy. even for them

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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 04:01 AM

2. Typical.. and some are whining about President Obama's SOTU.. where he talked about these issues..

Climate Change, Equal Pay for women.. and GLBT in the SOTU.. getting it out for the 31 Million who did watch on tv. More online..

We know nothing's going to pass with these idiots in charge of making laws.. but, Obama is getting it out there to illustrate what Dems stand for leading up to 2016.

State of the Union Is Still Prime Time for the President

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"He has the opportunity to talk to a large audience in our democracy and tell them what he thinks his priorities are, what his accomplishments are, and what his vision for the future is, which I think has merit," Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters Tuesday afternoon."

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"But Obama can blame more than just disinterest for falling ratings, as even those who want to watch are turning away from traditional viewing methods. In 2014, more than half a million people watched the speech on the White House’s official YouTube channel, and dozens of other media outlets carried their own streaming video showing the address.

MOre..
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/20/state-of-the-unions-smaller-audience-still-gives-obama-a-big-stage

Which is Whoosh! Right over their heads!

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 04:10 AM

3. Well, Boehner’s Press Secretary Michael Steel said it wasn't intentional

Hmmmm... that I doubt.

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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 04:28 AM

4. They would rob a corpse on their way to church

Then blame the preacher.They're Despicable,and they never quit.

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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 05:01 AM

5. It was at precisely that moment in the speech that our computer paused the sound for a moment.

It came back, but what a strange coincidence. That was Tuesday night. We listened to it on White House. gov.

Our initial reaction was that our computers were being hacked. But the sound returned.

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