Editing can change things.
Ponder a movie review.
"This movie is an extraordinarily incredible film if you're idea of a good time is to be trapped in a hot, crowded room with a pile of rotten cabbage. I stinks that bad."
The next day the movie advertises that the critic said :
"This movie is an extraordinarily incredible film." Did the critic say those words? Yes. Did the advertisement take the critic's words out of context? Yes. Big time.
Shame on Fox News. Or Faux News. In a recent report Faux reporter Wendell Goler showed a video of President Obama stating support for a European health care system. The clip comes from a town hall meeting. This video clip from Faux News shows this.
Unfortunately, it was edited. Obama is actually reading a question when he says the words of support for a European system. He is not saying he supports this particular system, but the clip makes him appear to be doing so. They edited his remarks in order to attack his position----a position he actually doesn't even have.
If we are going to have serious debates in this country on health care, we need to demand our news media at least be honest and allow us to see what our leaders actually ARE saying. Grr.