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DID MSNBC’S ANDREA MITCHELL SIDE WITH ROMNEY CAMPAIGN?

October 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For a time on Thursday, it appeared that MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell was siding with the Romney campaign’s position on the issue of equal pay for women in the workplace and that her own employer was itself guilty of gender discrimination. In a discussion of Romney’s position on the the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Barbara Comstock remarked that it was true that inequality issues exist and cited MSNBC itself, where she said, male employees earn more than their female counterparts. Mitchell then commented, “We certainly do.” Later in the day, however, MSNBC sent out a news release quoting Mitchell as saying, “I was referring to the industry as a whole. This remark has been taken out of context.” An MSNBC spokeswoman added, “We take this issue very seriously and I can tell you that we’re proud of the gender equality at MSNBC.”