Dana Millbank fakes a quote from Obama, press and GOP run with it. That dastardly “liberal media”.
Check out how MSNBC handles it:
Per a Democratic source, “[The Post] left out the important first half of the sentence, which was along the lines of: ‘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…” Regardless of the context now, this narrative has been ready to explode at some point and even a misreported quote was enough to spark this arrogance watch.
That’s right. MSNBC is saying that it doesn’t matter that the quote was manipulated and wrong, it fits an existing press/GOP narrative, so we’re running with it. WTF?