At this point, far from covering up their deceptive edits, NBC is openly bragging about them. Jim Treacher at the Daily Caller paraphrases, “Rachel Maddow: Sure, this video is deceptively edited, but so what?” But that’s not all that far removed from what Maddow actually said on the air:

“Obviously, there was an edit between the end of the woman’s question and the part where John McCain sneers the straight talk line at her. So maybe that edit was cut in a way that’s not fair to John McCain.”

Maybe. But so what? If he didn’t want Rachel Maddow to lie about him, he shouldn’t have joined the Republican Party.

Just another day at Winston Smith’s favorite network.