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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 06:49 PM

Fox News Fabricates An Obama Quote

Source: Talking Points Memo

In a recent campaign-trail speech, President Obama delivered a line that was widely construed as a jab at Mitt Romney. But it turns out part of what crystallized that portrayal appears to be a fabrication.

" Somebody gave me an education,” the president said last Wednesday in a Elyria, Ohio speech, discussing equality of opportunity. “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.”

The “silver spoon” comment turned many heads in the media and was depicted as a swipe against Romney, whose father George Romney is a former governor of Michigan.

Fueling that characterization was Steve Doocy of Fox News, who while interviewing Romney on live TV Thursday, quoted Obama as saying, “Unlike some people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”





Read more: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/fox-news-fabricate-obama-quote-silver-spoon.php?ref=fpa



The "silver spoon" quote was then twisted and misquoted by a Fox News poseur named Steve Doocy, who:
while interviewing Romney on live TV Thursday, quoted Obama as saying, “Unlike some people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

But Obama never prefaced his statement with the words “unlike some people,” as evident in the video of the speech (9:22 minute mark). The words do not appear in the official transcript either.
VIDEO & more:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/22/1085536/-Fox-News-Fabricated-Obama-s-Silver-Spoon-Quote



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Washington Post Corrects Article With Fabricated Obama Quote
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/washington-post-corrects-article-with-fabricated-obama-quote

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kpete Apr 2012 OP
kestrel91316 Apr 2012 #1
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #2
The Wizard Apr 2012 #13
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2012 #3
Taylor Smite Apr 2012 #4
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #5
DCKit Apr 2012 #6
sakabatou Apr 2012 #7
dballance Apr 2012 #8
tooeyeten Apr 2012 #9
alp227 Apr 2012 #15
tooeyeten Apr 2012 #21
louis-t Apr 2012 #10
mac56 Apr 2012 #11
calimary Apr 2012 #12
Kyad06 Apr 2012 #14
Surya Gayatri Apr 2012 #16
tanyev Apr 2012 #17
marble falls Apr 2012 #18
tk2kewl Apr 2012 #19
Javaman Apr 2012 #20

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 06:53 PM

1. Faux News earns its name once again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 06:55 PM

2. After he left, Major Garrett admitted that Fox "News" makes up things.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:47 PM

13. I saw Major Garrett

back in 08 at the New Hampshire primaries and asked him if he'd seen Bill O'Reilly's gay lover. Garrett replied by saying O'Reilly had one in every state. He then looked directly into the camera and said goodbye Fox, goodbye job. Methinks he happier now that he isn't forced to lie for a pay check.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 07:10 PM

3. Fuck's Noise fabricate?

Perish the thought.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 07:29 PM

4. Dont worry, they will retract the statememt

 

four months from now at 3am they will state that they 'misquoted a statement by an official and they regret the error.'

Then they will call the democrats liars and slanderers when we quote Palin verbatim.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:06 PM

5. In other news...The sunset today...why is this breaking news...Liar is standard operating procedure

for that place

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:10 PM

6. They've fabricated an entire history for him. They even know what he's thinking.

 

Is this really a stretch? It's Fox, y'all.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:12 PM

7. Not surprised.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:27 PM

8. And so what if he did say "unlike some people..."

So it's true and maybe Rmoney and his cronies would like us to forget it.

You can't grow up a privileged kid who had to struggle through college by selling off stock from your portfolio and pretend you understand those of us who worked two jobs (at least) in college to get by.

I worked two jobs in college and my grades suffered because I was so tired all the time. Tell me how you understand my life Mr. Romney.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:41 PM

9. What do y'all expect?

Faux is based on the "Theatre of the Absurd" they're all about fabrication.

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Response to tooeyeten (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:05 AM

15. Yes. Add this story to the 2012 "Is this NEWS?" competition.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:24 AM

21. Are you kidding?

Fox would have a million+ submissions!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:48 PM

10. Only one?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:52 PM

11. Further proof that conservatives can't win a fair fight.

They have to make things up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 09:33 PM

12. So what else is new?

In your best contradicta rice voice: "no one could have imagined this could happen!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:58 PM

14. with a name like

Steve Douchey what do you expect

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 06:49 AM

16. No surprise that it was Doocy...

the definitive douche bag of Faux Noise.

His obsequious and prissy manner literally makes my skin crawl. Of all of the demented crew over there, he's the worst.

I imagine him in school as the awkward 99-pound outsider trying to ingratiate himself to the "big boys" by licking their asses and fawning over them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 08:13 AM

17. The truth just wasn't quite fair and balanced enough.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 08:49 AM

18. There was an implied "unlike someone else" .....

and so what? His point stands. 99% percent of us only need an opportunity and we can make our own way after that.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:44 AM

19. i'm with you... let fox keep giving the meme legs

i think its an important contrast

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:09 AM

20. That still doesn't negate the fact that mitten's was born with a silver foot in his mouth. nt

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