PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe

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    Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend. The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist. Much like Obamacare, Congress must ultimately vote for the bill to know what is in it.

    At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party...Such a gaffe would have brought huge amounts of ridicule and derision on George W. Bush, but in the case of Obama the media yawned.

    Actually, they did more than yawn; government-funded PBS has altered the transcript of the President's speech, removing the offending comment.

    The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/us/politics/09text-obama-jobs-speech.html?pagewanted=6&_r=1) transcript has the following quote:

    "We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party. But in the middle of a civil war, he was also a leader who looked to the future -- a Republican President who mobilized government to build the Transcontinental Railroad -- (applause) -- launch the National Academy of Sciences, set up the first land grant colleges. (Applause.) And leaders of both parties have followed the example he set."

    But how does it appear in the PBS transcript (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/july-dec11/obamaspeech_09-08.html)?

    "We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. But in the middle of a Civil War, he was also a leader who looked to the future - a Republican president who mobilized government to build the transcontinental railroad; launch the National Academy of Sciences; and set up the first land grant colleges. And leaders of both parties have followed the example he set."

    So PBS has purposely altered a transcript containing a major gaffe by the President.

    Blog: PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe
     
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    Ahh but the difference is that is thhis is true a head or two will roll at PBS. Not so with Fox, they give them a bonus?
     
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    Left leaning news services give Democrat candidates "do-overs" when covering them. They did the same for John Kerry and Algore so it's no surprise that they do it for Barry.
     
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    If PBS fires someone because of this I will rep you.
     
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    They sure will roll.

    PBS has a reputation to keep.

    Fox does too but lies are part of that reputation.

    Hell they paid the big bucks in court to lie
     
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    I just sent an email about this to PBS asking them if it was true and if so why did they do it.

    And expressed my dissapointment in them if it was true.
     
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    Another minor point here.
    PBS does not have the only transcript and people watched and heard so why was this lincoln thing not made a big deal of as you seem to suggest it would have been had not PBS altered the transcript?
     
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    Whitehouse.gov still has the boo boo. Wonder if they'll redact it:

    Address by the President to a Joint Session of Congress | The White House

     
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    You keep repeating that lie... but repeating a lie does not make it true. Why is the truth so abhorant to you?
     
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