Reporters Inaccurately Transcribe Governor Palin’s Interview with Hannity (Update: Let’s See If They Acknowledge Their Errors Before Changing Their Articles)

I’ll let you be the judge whether these mistakes are honest or deliberate. What is in italics is what the reporter claims Governor Palin said in the interview. What you see in bold is what she actually said or didn’t say in the interview. For example, in some instances, the reporter claimed Governor Palin said something that she didn’t.

New York Times:

“In a situation like we have just faced in these last eight days of being falsely accused of being an accessory to murder, I and others need make sure that we too are shedding light on truth so a lie cannot continue to live…If a lie does live, then of course your career is over and your reputation is thrashed and you will be ineffective in what we intend to do.”

“In a situation like we have just faced in these last eight days of being falsely accused of being an accessory to murder, I and others need to make sure that we too are shedding light on truth so a lie cannot continue to live..If a lie does live, then of course your career is over [she did not insert an “and” in this instance] your reputation is thrashed and you will be ineffective in what it is that you are trying to do.”

Politico:

“Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused, or having blood on their hands,”

“Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands,”

Salon:

“Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused, or having blood on their hands,”

“Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands

CNN:

“For many years maps in political races have been used to target certain districts that people would feel that they can get into those districts to whom they believe would represent the constituents’ will better than the incumbent,”

“For many years maps in political races have been used to target certain districts that people would feel that they can get into those districts and find someone whom they believe would represent the constituents’ will better than the incumbent,” she added.

New York Magazine:

“On this day, celebrating the legacy and the life of Martin Luther King, he reminded me ‘a lie cannot live.'”

“On this day, celebrating the legacy and the life of Martin Luther King, we would be well to remember one of his famous quotes. He had reminded listeners [she never said “me” as New York Magazine claims] ‘a lie cannot live.'”

You can find all of these reporters on twitter. You can also e-mail them to let them know of their errors. I’ll let you be the judge as to whether these inaccuracies are deliberate or honest mistakes (even though it’s a good bet that Democrat Party extremist Joan Walsh deliberately erred). A good test is whether they’ll acknowledge their errors before changing their articles.

You can double-check the accuracy of this post here.



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