Fox News “adjusts” Obama quote… who would have thought?
Obama speaking last Wednesday:
“Somebody gave me an education. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn’t. But somebody gave us a chance — just like these folks up here are looking for a chance.”
Essentially, this was the same statement he made in 2009… well before he had any rich Republicans running against him (like Romney.)
The quote didn’t mean quite the right thing for Steve Doocy of Fox News, so he added three little words to it… words not found in the video of the speech or in the transcript:
“Unlike some people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”
See… doesn’t that couch it a little better in the context of an election? Isn’t Fox News great for doing us a favor of focusing on the true meaning of something the President says? Not!
Unfortunately, Doocy’s little addition turned up in a Washington Post article, a New York Post editorial and a number of conservative blogs. This leads me to propose that Obama no longer make speeches at all… just let Steve Doocy and his Foxy friends create his words for him.
(Thanks to TPM for pointing this one out).
- Fox News quotes Obama (incorrectly of course) (brobrubel.wordpress.com)
- Fox News MADE UP An Obama Quote To Make It Seem Like He Was Dissing Romney (businessinsider.com)
- Romney responds to Obama’s ‘silver spoon’ jab (abcnews.go.com)
- White House: Obama ‘Silver Spoon’ Comment Not Directed At Romney (washington.cbslocal.com)
Posted on April 23, 2012, in Announcement, campaign, creativity, election, ethics, event, government, Lies, News, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, Press, quote, Television, Word from Bill and tagged Barack Obama, Fox News, Fox News Channel, New York Post, Obama, Republican, Republicans, Steve Doocy, Washington Post. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.