Fox News’ Steve Doocy was interviewing Mitt Romney and quoted President Obama as saying, “unlike some people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.” Unfortunately, that’s not what Obama said… While Obama did say, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mounth…,” Doocy added on, “unlike some people” while making it seem like a dig at Romney.

Romney took Doocy’s word for it and had this to say in response:

Well, you know, the President is really taking aim at anybody he can find these days. In fact, in my case, I’m certainly not going to apologize for my dad and his success in life. He was born poor. He worked his way to become very successful despite the fact that he didn’t have a college degree. And one of the things he wanted to do was provide for me and for my brother and sisters.

I’m not going to apologize for my dad’s success, but I know the president likes to attack fellow Americans.

The damage wasn’t isolated to Fox News… The Washington Post, New York Post and Ann Coulter all furthered the spread of misinformation…  Since Obama has made similar statements (without “unlike some people”) in the past, there is little reason to believe it was a dig at his opponent, unless you’re paranoid and/or delusional.

White House press secretary Jay Carney addressed the made-up quote:

And I suppose anybody who thinks it was a reference to them might be a little oversensitive, because — unless they think that when President Obama said it three years ago it was in reference to them

Doocy issued the following statement about the misquote:

“Last week, President Obama talked about not being born with a silver spoon in his mouth. That was interpreted as a big dig at Mitt Romney. When I was interviewing Governor Romney on this show, I asked him about it. However, I did some paraphrasing that seemed to misquote the president. So to be clear, the President’s exact quote was ‘I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.’ And I hope that clears up any confusion.”

Not exactly an apology or even admission of guilt… he doesn’t denounce the interpretation of the actual quote as a dig at Romney – he only claims that his paraphrasing “seemed to misquote the president.” No, Steve, you did misquote the president. You were wrong to do so.

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3 Responses to “Steve Doocy Fabricates Part of Obama Quote to Seem Like Attack on Romney”

  1. donald monroe says:

    everyone of these people in the media belong in prison for treason for what they have done to the american people and our country. they have willfully lied, misled the people, brainwashed the people to think a certain way,they are helping the extreme wealthy terrorist and politicians to rob rape and kill millions of americans and people around the world. all media is willfully suppressing the truth. these people have become the enemy of the people and the truth. we americans should not allow these people to walk our streets. we should shut all corporate media down, and rebuild a media that serves the truth and holds everyone accountable. we can no longer trust our politicians they will kill us dead in the streets to protect the extreme wealthy and their power. the extreme wealthy have overthrown our governments and use our politicians like puppets. but the politicians and their families are getting rich selling out the people and their countries. we can no longer trust the media for the truth they are the enemy of the people. the real and only terrorist in the world are the extreme wealthy and powerful and politicians and our military generals have killed millions of men women and children for oil and mineral and banking interest, just to make the extreme wealthy more money and the media and every person in the media suppress the real truth. every senator congressman and all their families belong in prison for treason murder and crimes against humanity and conspiring with the extreme wealthy to rob and rape and kill millions for profit for the extreme wealthy. look at what is going on in the world they have taken it all and want more people cant afford to live our cities are falling apart where does it stop, what we should do is dig deep and find out the crimes and misdeeds they have committed and turn them in put them in prison. TURN THEM IN.. TURN THEM IN. TURN THEM IN. LETS MAKE THIS THE NEW SAYING, TURN THEM IN

  2. donald monroe says:

    TURN IN ALL POLITICIANS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND AIDS AND ADVISORS FOR THEIR CRIMES AND MISDEEDS. DIG DEEP FIND THE CRIMES THE EXTREME WEALTHY ARE COMMITTING AND TURN THEM IN PUT THEM IN PRISON. WE CAN TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRIES STATES AND CITIES FROM THE EXTREME WEALTHY AND CORRUPT POLITICIANS THAT HAVE ROBBED AND RAPED AND KILLED. TURN THEM IN FOR THEIR CRIMES

  3. donald monroe says:

    ALL MEDIA HAS LONG BEEN THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE THEY SERVE THE EXTREME WEALTHY AND THEIR LIES AND THE MISDEEDS OF OUR POLITICIANS. THEY WILLFULLY SUPPRESS THE TRUTH. WATCH THEM AND TURN THEM IN FOR THEIR CRIMES AND MISDEEDS. LETS PUT THEM OUT OF BUSINESS TAKE OUR COUNTRIES BACK FROM THE REAL TERRORIST ( THE EXTREME WEALTHY ) AND OUR CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THAT HAVE HELPED TO ROB RAPE AND KILL FOR THE EXTREME WEALTHY FOR MORE MONEY AND POWER. TURN ALL OF THEM IN FOR THEIR CRIMES AND MISDEEDS. TURN THEM IN TURN THEM IN…TURN THEM IN… PUT THEM IN PRISON WHERE THEY BELONG. ALL POLITICIANS MUST BE WATCHED

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