They Used To Call This Dowdification
Politico's Glenn Thrush murders a quote from Tom Perriello to make it seem like he's saying that opposition to Obama's agenda is rooted in racism. Now, forget about the truth of that statement. In order for Thrush to meet the evidence promised in his headline and get eyeballs and make sure everyone passes around his link, he has to bury the context in an ellipse.
What Thrush provides:
Perriello: “Well, you know, making the comment or not making the comment doesn’t change the reality that clearly this is part of what’s going on…I conducted over a hundred hours of town hall meetings in central and southern Virginia…and there were…cases where very racist remarks were made. Sometimes they were called out by neighbors in the audience, sometimes they weren’t. Clearly, race remains a factor in America…there’s also a lot of disagreement here that is genuine here and not based on race, so I think we have to have both conversations.”
What Perriello actually said:
Well, you know, making the comment or not making the comment doesn’t change the reality that clearly this is part of what’s going on, but not all of what's going on. I conducted over a hundred hours of town hall meetings in central and southern Virginia…and there were the rare cases where very racist remarks were made.
he put "the rare" in an ellipse. That is just journalistic malpractice, deliberately sensationalizing a quote to elicit a response that puts a Democratic lawmaker into a flashpoint debate for no reason.
After getting some heat for it, Thrush returned the full context of the quote he took out of context without noting what he did.
He is a blogger, so you can't use the ever-ready phrase "Call a blogger ethics panel" with the requisite irony. Just suffice to say that this is what Politico calls "journalism."
...Here's the Google cache of that page, showing Thrush's ellipses burying the context of Perriello's remarks.