The media’s obsession with a national Muslim registry continues.

Former RNC Chair and incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus joined Meet the Press Sunday morning. Host, Chuck Todd asked Priebus whether the next administration is toying with a national Muslim registry.

NBC News then ran with this headline:


Sure, Reince said, “Look I’m not going to rule out anything,” which he immediately followed by saying, “We’re not going to have a registry based on a religion.”

Full quote:

“Look I’m not going to rule out anything,” Priebus said. “We’re not going to have a registry based on a religion. But what I think what we’re trying to do is say that there are some people, certainly not all people… there are some people that are radicalized. And there are some people that have to be prevented from coming into this country. And Donald Trump’s position, President Trump’s position is consistent with bills in the House and the Senate that say the following: If you want to come from a place or an area around the world that harbors and trains terrorists, we have to temporarily suspend that operation until a better vetting system is put in place.”

Was NBC News intentionally stoking the xenophobic hysteria? Sure seems like it. Why else would they run a headline with a partial quote that misrepresents the whole of Reince’s statement?

You can watch the entire interview here:

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