Fox News' transcript of last night's debate has a conveniently placed AUDIO GAP
CROWLEY: Governor Romney, the question is about assault weapons, AK-47s.So, what was said during that time that wasn't transcribable/translatable for the F*x News audience? Maybe a garbled word or two?
ROMNEY: Yeah, I'm not in favor of new pieces of legislation on -- on guns and taking guns away or making certain guns illegal. We have
OBAMA: because I do believe that if our young people have opportunity, then they're less likely to engage in these kind of violent acts.
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Jump the kosquiggle to find out..
According to NPR , quite a lot can happen during an (AUDIO GAP)
See the full transcript to read all 18 missing paragraphs / exchanges - here are a few of the most notable (emphasis mine)
MR. ROMNEY: Yeah, I — I'm not in favor of new pieces of legislation on — on guns and — and taking guns away or — or making certain guns illegal. We of course don't want to have automatic weapons, and that's already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons.amazingly enough, Politico was able to transcribe Romney's answer
What I believe is we have to do as the president mentioned towards the end of his remarks there, which is to make enormous efforts to enforce the gun laws that we have and to change the culture of violence we have. And you ask, how are we going to do that? And there are a number of things.
MR. ROMNEY: Well, Candy, actually, in my state, the pro-gun folks and the anti-gun folks came together and put together a piece of legislation, and it's referred to as a — as an assault weapon ban, but it had at the signing of the bill both the pro-gun and the anti- gun people came together, because it provided opportunities for both that both wanted. There were hunting opportunities, for instance, that hadn't previously been available and so forth. So it was a mutually agreed upon piece of legislation.
That's what we need more of, Candy. What we have right now in Washington is a place that's — that's gridlocked. We haven't had — we haven't — we haven't — we haven't had the leadership in Washington to work on a bipartisan basis.
Even CNN could -
I think anyone can see now why those paragraphs weren't trancribable/translatable for the F*x News audience. Maybe a more accurate notation would have been (REALITY GAP).
Brazen? Manipulative? Ridiculous? - Yes
Surprising? - No
8:14 AM PT: As wwjjd pointed out in the comments Fox has updated the transcript to include the missing paragraphs (but without any mention that it was updated). I did not get a screen shot (kicking myself) -
All I can say is that the first block quote was copied directly from the page I linked to.