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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:44 PM
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Once Again (This Time On Oil Drilling) Media EDITS Most Important Paragraph Of Obama Quote
Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 01:55 PM by kpete
FROM:

"I am skeptical ..."

TO:

"Obama Signals Support for Wider Offshore Drilling" - Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...


Daily Kos
Obama quote: Corporate media omissions. A deliberate decision?
by shpilk
Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:43:56 AM PDT

In the recent statement by Obama about offshore drilling, there has apparently been selective editing taking place at the AP to delete this paragraph.

Here's an earlier release which contains the whole Obama quote.
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5isOFwdbq0tsqatW6vJpk...

Later versions of this AP piece leave out this paragraph, and 'news outlets' like the NYT are not quoting this paragraph.

"Like all compromises, it also includes steps that I haven't always supported," Obama conceded. "I remain skeptical that new offshore drilling will bring down gas prices in the short-term or significantly reduce our oil dependence in the long-term, though I do welcome the establishment of a process that will allow us to make future drilling decisions based on science and fact."


Using the Google news aggregator, one can use sections of the Obama quote and a relative idea as to the number of hits where the quote shows up. It numbers around 1600 hits.

Here's the important part: while the news aggregator shows there's a hit for the phrase, the phrase does not exist in most of the articles.



more at:
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/8/2/134356/2273/...
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:47 PM
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1. Damn right it's deliberate. They DELIBERATELY don't bother to get the truth and the entire...
..quote IN CONTEXT. They DELIBERATELY take them out of context and twist them around bassackwards to assert that Obama said the OPPOSITE of what he actually did say.

Absolutely deliberate. No doubt about it.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:48 PM
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2. K&R. nt
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 01:49 PM
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3. HAHAHAHAH!!!!!
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 02:01 PM
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4. This, the nonsensical reparations article and McCain's BFF Fournier's promotion to AP's head...
of their Washington bureau.

Coincidence?

Of course not.

It's a shame to see this organization disgrace themselves like this.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 02:12 PM
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5. Kicking because this is a pretty sinister trend. eom
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ebayfool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 02:15 PM
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6. TY kpete - context is everything!
Edited on Sat Aug-02-08 02:16 PM by djmaddox1
Bet it doesn't slow down the cloth-rendering & bleats-of-betrayal from those who seem to just be determined to beat down our candidate, though. DUers should know better by now than to accept most of the media's output before looking to see what they're leaving out or manipulating!

on edit/
rec'd!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 02:17 PM
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7. The media is dead to me.
They are blatant at this point, and telling us to kiss their ass.
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 02:19 PM
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8. K & R ...
:kick:
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 04:12 PM
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9. one lie after another
and it is just barely august. We are watching the complete and total corruption of our institutions.
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