Friday, November 09, 2007

Bad Words

Greg Sargent catches CNN clipping a Nancy Pelosi quote to make her say something rather different than what she said.

He's right, it looks like a lazy mistake or a cheap shot. It seriously undermines my confidence in whoever printed it.

Sargent ads,

I'm not sure anyone could outdo this one in terms of, shall we say, "creative" editing of quotes.

Ah, well, that tells me he's spent the last five years or so on the anti-war/anti-administration side of the national scale. If you're on the other side, clipping off the end of a quote and changing its focus doesn't even rise to the level of a misdemeanor. How about adding in words that never were written to completely reverse the message of the text?

I would say that "outdoes."