Earlier, we’d reported on Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough‘s rather visceral reaction to Mitt Romney‘s remarks during a recent rally in Dayton, Ohio.
According to initial report, including our own, Romney had introduced his running mate Paul Ryan as “quite a guy,” with the crowd then erupting into cheers of “Ryan! Ryan!” A laughing Romney then corrected them by starting up a chant of his own, reminding them that both their names are on the ticket. Such was the subtitled video Morning Joe showed last week, and such was the situation Scarborough reacted to by covering his face and breaking into prayer.
BuzzFeed and the NYT’s (who had reporters at the event) confirm the tape Scarborough is defending is indeed bogus:
But the subtitle in the clip misrepresented what actually took place. BuzzFeed was present at the event, and took note that the crowd was actually chanting Romney’s name, before he encouraged them to add his running mate to the chant.
The New York Times story that MSNBC displayed before the clip noted the same thing.