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Friday, July 20, 2012
News media lie
The news media are outraged that Ann Romney referred to a black ABC News reporter as "you people." As I write this, Google News claims to have 89,700 articles on this story. The Huffington Post, CNN, and Politico all put the phrase in their headlines. Twitterers were outraged over the insensitivity of it. The only problem with the story is that she didn't say it. The ABC News reporter asked Ann Romney why the Romneys weren't releasing more of their tax returns. Ms. Romney's reply included the sentence:
"We have given the people all that they need to know."
She didn't say "you people." Listen and judge for yourself:
Sometimes, media bias is subtle. At other times, they just outright lie.