About two minutes of Romney's fundraiser remarks are missing from the recording released by Mother Jones, apparently due to a technical problem with the recording device. Cue the conspiracies:
[T]he omission, first flagged by Glenn Beck's The Blaze, is already causing some controversy on the right. The conservative blog Legal Insurrection sought Corn's explanation and Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief of Breitbart.com, accused Mother Jones of breaking its promise to release the full video. "There is new reason to suspect manipulation," Pollak writes. "Mother Jones's entire story now deserves to be treated with suspicion, if not contempt."
No, Joel. 47 percent of Americans – not Mother Jones' story – are to be treated with suspicion, if not contempt, according to your candidate. By the way, Twitter is having a field day speculating on what happened during those two minutes:
"Clint Eastwood has agreed to speak at the convention, so I think we're home free." #missing2min
— Sean Geary Higgins (@SeanGHiggins) September 19, 2012
"YOU GET A TAX CUT! YOU GET A TAX CUT! YOU ALL GET TAX CUTS!!!!" #missing2min
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) September 19, 2012
Refers to "whitey." #missing2min
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) September 19, 2012
— Sam Seaborn (@SamSeaborn) September 19, 2012
Many more here.