Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Washington Post Gets it Wrong

The Washington Post tends to get things right. Dana Milbank is generally a good journalist, however this morning they ran with a quote that was entirely taken out of context.

The Washington Post reported that Obama the House Democratic Caucus that

"This is the moment . . . that the world is waiting for," adding: "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions."

Sounds pretty presumptuous huh? Barack Obama is a SYMBOL of America? Man he must think this is all about him. In fact, that fits with the tone of Milbank's article entitled "President Obama Continues Hectic Victory Tour".

But here we go again...FACTS!

CBS News publishes the entire quote, with some commentary:
It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign, that the crowds, the enthusiasm, 200,000 people in Berlin, is not about me at all. It’s about America. I have just become a symbol...”

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., who was in the room, pointed out to Fox News that the line was taken completely out of context.

"It was not about him," Clyburn said.

Let's see if anyone else follows CBS's lead and publishes the facts.

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