One or two minutes missing from leaked Romney video

September 19, 2012

There is a one- to two-minute gap in the videos Mother Jones posted on Tuesday that were originally billed as Mitt Romney's full remarks from a Florida fundraiser in May. 

The gap begins right after Romney's controversial remarks that 47 percent of Americans don't pay federal income tax. Once the full video was posted, conservative news sites noted the missing bit. 

Mother Jones' David Corn explained the lapse in an update on his post, saying the missing piece was never recorded by the anonymous source who gave him the tape. 

According to the source, the recording device was inadvertently turned off between these two segments. The source noticed quickly and began to re-record, resulting in an estimated a one-to-two minute loss of tape.

 

The gap between the videos spurred an outcry from the right from bloggers who argue that context is missing, along with a snarky Twitter hashtag speculating on what was in the #missing2min.

Here's audio from the two recorded sessions: 


Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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