Politics

09.19.12

Romney’s Two-Minute Gap

As rumors swirled over the missing two minutes in Mother Jones's '47 percent' video of Mitt Romney's May fundraiser, Twitter users joked what really happened when the camera went dark.

The now-infamous "47 percent" video of Mitt Romney speaking at a private fundraiser is apparently is missing "one to two minutes" between parts one and two of the video. According to David Corn, the Mother Jones journalist who obtained and published the video, the source says the gap is due to a malfunction with the recording device, rather than an editorial decision on the source's or Mother Jones' part.

Regardless, what happened during this time is anyone's guess. While conservative sites like Glenn Beck's The Blaze accused Corn and Mother Jones of editing the video, others have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #missing2min to speculate on what happened at the dinner. The Daily Beast gathers the best tweets below.