MSNBC edited a guest’s joke calling U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham a woman from its “re-air” of Nov. 28’s Morning Joe program, Media Bistro’s TV Newser reported. The joke, referring to senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Graham, was made by John Heilemann, who was apparently riffing off the fact that Lieberman is retiring from the U.S. Senate. The transcript of the segment reads:
“They need a third amigo at all times. So now they have — now two of the three are women — now at least one of the three are women.”
Huffington Post published a video of the broadcast.
Politico reported that a MSNBC spokesperson said MSNBC had “nothing to add.”
iMediaEthics has asked MSNBC for more information about its airing and then editing out comments and will update with any response.
Hat Tip: William Smith