Blatant Bias: Alex Wagner Uses Reince Priebus Video Out of Context to Suggest He's Racist

Wagner took one sentence from Nov. 4 Reince Priebus appearance on The Sean Hannity show, and an unrelated comment about race made by President Obama to suggest the GOP Chairman was a racist.

Biased reporters often surreptitiously tell their false tales through out-of-context video clips. On her Tuesday program, MSNBC's Alex Wagner took one sentence from a Nov. 4 Reince Priebus appearance on The Sean Hannity show, merged it with an unrelated comment about race made by President Obama at a totally different time, and then suggested that the GOP Chairman was a racist.

The video above is from Tuesday's Alex Wagner show. She introduces the Preibus clip with "Take Priebus himself weighing in on America’s first black president."


It's the culture the president has cultivated here. A culture of dishonesty, hatred. I think he should take ownership over this divisive culture he created.


Divisive culture of dishonesty and hatred. Yet when the President weighed in on the thing that most divides us, race, his comments were honest and they were unifying and they were fundamentally optimistic.

She switches to an Obama speech with the President saying:

I don't want to lose sight things are better. Doesn't mean we're in a post racial society, racism is eliminated. When I talk to Malia and Sasha and I listen to their friends and see them interact, they are better than we are. They are better than we were.

Only those are not the words to which the GOP Chairman was reacting. The video below, a longer version of the clip Wagner used shows that Priebus was reacting to a divisive comment by the President about the Tea Party and singer Harry Belafonte accusing Republican fundraisers of being part of the Ku Klux Klan.