— UPDATED: 11/07/16 12:08pm
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Fox News' Stuart Varney Edits Video To Claim Obama Said 'Illegal' Immigrants Can Vote

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Fox Business' Stuart Varney was shocked that no other network picked up the explosive story of President Obama telling millennials that "illegal immigrants" could vote in the upcoming election with no fear of discovery

The reason other news organizations passed up this juicy story of voter fraud is because, as VP Joe Biden says, 'it's a bunch of malarkey.'

The idea that Varney and his Fox News overlords would heavily edit a video of President Obama's interview to give credence to Donald Trump's claims that the election is already rigged is more than just disturbing.

They should have their broadcast licenses suspended immediately.

When Breitbart first began, he used heavily edited videos to smear Democratic politicians and activists to make his bones and that's what we have here.

Wingnut Stuart Varney had on Judge Napolitano as his guest and said, "I want to get back to this. No media play at all except here. President Obama's recent interview in which he appears to encourage illegals to vote and he promises no repercussions if they do. Watch this."

Varney played the edited video clip...

Stuart was flabbergasted and said, "Wait a minute, Judge Napolitano is it here and thanks very much for coming back. That's extraordinary because if I vote and she implied that she was an illegal."

Napolitano said, "She's talking to the chief law enforcement of the land and he's basically saying don't worry about it, we're going to look the other way."

Alex Griswold broke down what actually happened

Here’s the transcript of the clip aired by Fox Business:

HOST GINA RODRIGUEZ: Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens — and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country — are fearful of voting. So if I vote, will immigration know where I live? Will they come for my family and deport us?OBAMA: Not true… The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential…

Here was the full exchange, with the bolded parts representing the sections of the interview Fox Business edited out.


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RODRIGUEZ: Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens — and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country — are fearful of voting. So if I vote, will immigration know where I live? Will they come for my family and deport us?OBAMA: Not true. And the reason is, first of all, when you vote, you are a citizen yourself. And there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, etc. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for. If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.

As you can see, Obama made it perfectly clear that he was talking about the rights of Latino citizens to vote, and clearly differentiated them from undocumented immigrants. He was not saying that illegal immigrants could vote without repercussions, but that the legal relatives of those immigrants could so so. The worst you can say of Obama’s answer is that he misunderstood the question.

Also, notice how Obama’s claim that the sancity of vote is confidential “in terms of who you voted for,” is trimmed down down to the broad claim that the sancity of the vote is confidential. Obama’s actual statement was true, but the impression given in the edited version is that Obama was saying that the names of those who actually vote are confidential (which is false).

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