A viral video of comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is being criticized by the left and the media because it was unfairly edited, but the unedited version is arguably worse.
The edited video appears to show Omar advocating for increased surveillance on white males in the United States rather than Muslims because they are a greater threat.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was among those who shared the video, adding, “I am sure the media will now hound every Democrat to denounce this statement as racist. Right?”
I am sure the media will now hound every Democrat to denounce this statement as racist. Right? https://t.co/UewkblF8Oo
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 25, 2019
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Many criticized Rubio for posting an edited video that misrepresented her full remarks. In the unedited version, she adds the hypothetical “if fear were the driving force” to her statement.
“And so if fear was the driving force of policies to keep America safe, Americans safe inside of this country, we should be profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men,” she says in the unedited version.
I just criticized Ilhan Omar on a clip which I didn’t know was doctored, and which took her words out of context. Here is the full, undoctored clip, which I recommend everyone who made the same mistake to see.
I deleted my earlier tweet.
— Mustafa Akyol (@AkyolinEnglish) July 25, 2019
(Read more from “Media Pounces on Edited Video of Ilhan Omar’s Comments Against White Men — but the Unedited Version Is Worse” HERE)