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Both the WSJ & LA Times Misquote Governor Palin from the India Today Conclave; UPDATED
Conservatives4Palin ^ | March 19 2011 - 4:29 PM | Stacy Drake

Posted on 03/19/2011 2:35:29 PM PDT by curth

Accuracy doesn’t seem to be the media’s strong suite these days. It makes you wonder if these “journalists” are incompetent, lazy, or worse; pushing an agenda. We can only speculate the reasons, but the fact is undeniable.

Take for instance, the reporting by both the Wall Street Journal and the LA Times from Governor Palin’s speech and Q&A session at the India Today Conclave today. Both of them state that the governor said the following while giving an answer to a question:

“Free people that make up a free country don’t wage war on another country.”

That is a direct misquote. What Governor Palin actually said:

“Free people that make up a free country don’t wage war on another free country.”

Watch the clip of Governor Palin, from the event to see for yourself (at the 22:50 mark).

These reporters omitted a small, yet very important word from her sentence. The word “free.” By doing so, they change the entire context of the point she was making. The governor’s true remark was 100% accurate and history proves that to be the case. Are these press agents purposely trying to make Governor Palin look uninformed by misreporting her statement? Or are they just pathetic performers at their jobs?

Either way, let’s just be happy that these “journalists” didn’t decide to become brain surgeons.

Update by Doug: Governor Palin’s astute remark is a variation on the brilliant economist Frederic Bastiat’s famous truism:

“When goods cannot cross borders, armies will.”

In other words, free and open societies have no reason to engage in war with each other, but when that freedom is denied by tyrannical governments, war usually ensues. As Stacy noted, history has borne this out, and Bastiat’s point was as true in the first half of the 19th century as Governor Palin’s variation of it is today. The reporters to whom Stacy refers are either not bright enough to understand this, or are purposefully distorting what Governor Palin said. Par for the course for the mainstream media in the Age of Obama.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: india; indiatodayconclave; nyt; palin; sarahpalin; wsj
Since they apparently couldn’t find anything wrong with her speech and the follow up interview, the lefties decided they will just misquote her. They do this intentionally because they know what they originally print will make it around the world immediately and circulate for weeks and even if they are forced to make a correction, no one will see it.
1 posted on 03/19/2011 2:35:34 PM PDT by curth
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To: curth

There are some FReepers who took her “it’s time for a woman president” out of context when compared to the question that was asked....I will say that “some” of them here sure do act like leftist on this site!


2 posted on 03/19/2011 2:40:21 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: curth
even if they are forced to make a correction, no one will see it.

By that point it will have entered the "canon" along with everything else the Daily Show and Saturday Night Live say about her.

3 posted on 03/19/2011 2:41:09 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: curth

AhHa! That might explain why the quotes here in this earlier article read so dang ODDLY!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2691490/posts


4 posted on 03/19/2011 2:42:05 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: curth

Surely you don’t expect intellectual and/or journalistic honesty from those two rags do you?

If Sarah said “the sky is blue”, those rags would report she said “the sky is not red”.


5 posted on 03/19/2011 2:44:42 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: curth
Frederic Bastiat’s famous truism:
“When goods cannot cross borders, armies will.”

Excellent column and a great post; and I don't want to detract from it.

However, that astute quote is anything but a truism. It is actually quite profound, even poetic.

6 posted on 03/19/2011 2:52:36 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: curth

Of course they would. Why would they do anything different.


7 posted on 03/19/2011 2:53:53 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: curth
“It makes you wonder if these “journalists” are incompetent, lazy, or worse; pushing an agenda”

The correct answer is all of the above. Pushing an agenda is responsible for most of the disinformation from the MSM but incompetence and laziness are also very prevalent.

8 posted on 03/19/2011 2:53:53 PM PDT by detective
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To: curth

Personally, I don’t care if the Republicans go down next time around because they cannot embrace the mainstream sentiment of our nation. Everytime I hear about one of these elitist institutions attempting to cut Sarah Palin loose, it makes me all the more determined to support ANYONE who opposes their ‘chosen’ candidates.


9 posted on 03/19/2011 3:12:21 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Bigtigermike

I’ll second your observation of some on this forum. It isn’t bad enough we have to fight the libs, MSM and RINOs, but, also, some on this board. Its sickening the way they have this so-called purist, litmus test, that no one - probably not even Jesus himself, could pass.


10 posted on 03/19/2011 3:20:20 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: denydenydeny
even if they are forced to make a correction, no one will see it.
By that point it will have entered the "canon" along with everything else the Daily Show and Saturday Night Live say about her.
There is a way to attack that: threaten to sue if that misquote is propagated. And do it. The thing to do is look for the wire service propagation of the misquote, and go for the jugular there. The AP has been found to be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, way back in 1945. Sue their socks off.

Call their bluff on their actual malice.


11 posted on 03/19/2011 3:30:06 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Bigtigermike
Pissant must have gotten a job with the Wall Street Journal or the LA Times...........Just thinking silly, out loud again :^)
12 posted on 03/19/2011 3:31:12 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: curth

They still say she burned books for heaven’s sake. Grrrr, they make me soooooo mad. Thanks for posting and the link.

I was talking to my priest who just got back from India. He said they still like Obama but are looking forward to seeing Sarah. Indians know the wind is changing and think Sarah will not only run for President but get elected. India has their foot in the door...good moves from both sides.


13 posted on 03/19/2011 3:36:33 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first female president.)
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To: The Cajun

LOL...Nah, he works at the Post, Dana Milbank.


14 posted on 03/19/2011 3:37:13 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (The political 2012 is here....Let's get it done !)
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To: curth

The earlier we get it out there the better...is it on our blogs yet... I’ll start passing it out so we can nip it in the bud if we can.


15 posted on 03/19/2011 3:42:41 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first female president.)
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To: rbmillerjr

You know, for some *strange* reason, I could see that :^)


16 posted on 03/19/2011 3:45:55 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: bronxville

Of the blogs I checked, just C4P has the story .


17 posted on 03/19/2011 3:54:26 PM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Nearing 3 million Facebook members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: curth

One of the biggest lies out there is that the Wall Street Journal is a Conservative paper.

And nothing has changed even with new ownership of RM.

They also continue to be part of that terrible partnership with NBC...NBC/WSJ poll, just a bunch of lies.


18 posted on 03/19/2011 4:34:11 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD!)
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To: NWFLConservative
"Surely you don’t expect intellectual and/or journalistic honesty from those two rags do you?"

Heck, you can'teven expect it from the PDS deranged zit-brains on FR.

After watching how our " conservative bretheren" here on FR misquote, twist, and take out of context many of her moments of verbal brilliance and acts of incredible courage and tenacity, and the way that they inexplicably parrot the most extreme, rancid Lefties where Palin is concerned, I have come to the conclusion that those who truly don't like Palin are mental, ethical and psychological defectives.

It's like someone who hates babies or puppies. They're just wired all wrong, badly wrong, and must be allowed no serious voice in matters of import. Sure, let 'em spew and rant and sizzle, but don't give their wheezing a moment's serious thought.

Thay are a tiny, tortured minority who deserve our pity and sympathy, but not our serious consideration. In the "big picture" grand scheme of things, their opinions (and votes) count for as much as my last chili fart. Slightly painful, mildly interesting, possibly worth a naughty giggle, and then "POOF", just gone.

We should ignore them when they invade positive Palin posts, because to respond to them gives them the false sense that anyone really cares what they have to say, and in truth, we shouldn't. Neither should we encourage that kind of dementia. It's like paying to watch a geek bite off a chicken's head. Just don't do it.

;-\

19 posted on 03/19/2011 5:06:01 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval")
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To: Gargantua

...see my tag line....


20 posted on 03/19/2011 5:07:14 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Friendofgeorge
Another of the biggest lies out there is that FNC is conservative - it's a mix of RINOs and neocons with a sprinkling of liberals, Shep, Whore-aldo, Colmes and now Evan Bayh.
21 posted on 03/19/2011 5:08:13 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Gargantua
#19...

Brilliant!!!

22 posted on 03/19/2011 5:23:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Catsrus

Most definitely Jesus’ apostles would be attacked at FR unmercifully for their early experiment in beneficent socialism in the church. As a larger proportion of uncommitted people entered the church, the experiment didn’t last, and later the apostle Paul, for one, had a bit harder line. But the damage was done for them as pres candidates.

That said, I still will not vote for Romney, even if he should call down damnation on Romneycare. I just won’t attack him unmercifully :)


23 posted on 03/19/2011 5:26:36 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: johncocktoasten; Maine Mariner; Candor7; FlashBack; athelass; Tina Grazier; acapesket; exit82; ...
(((((PING)))))
24 posted on 03/19/2011 5:46:27 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

25 posted on 03/19/2011 5:57:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: AdaGray
"Everytime I hear about one of these elitist institutions attempting to cut Sarah Palin loose, it makes me all the more determined to support ANYONE who opposes their ‘chosen’ candidates." Image and video hosting by TinyPic
26 posted on 03/19/2011 6:01:43 PM PDT by imfrmdixie ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong." Reagan)
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To: curth

Not to nit pick, Stacy, but if you’re slamming media for accuracy, you might want to know the difference between suit and suite.

For the record, the correct phrase is : “strong suit”.

In this context, the reference is from card games, where certain suits are above, or carry greater weight than others.


27 posted on 03/19/2011 6:08:26 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: curth
It's dirty journalism all right.But, Palin is up to the task. She has handled these drive-bys before and can handle them again.

Remember they are afraid of her.

28 posted on 03/19/2011 6:30:15 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: bwc2221
Right you are about Fox! And I am on record on this very subject on this forum.

Special Report panel as well as FNS panel, not a Social Conservative/Tea Party panelist anywhere to be found.

I do like Shawn Hannity in spite of his former back sliding with Rudy G. Hannity is OK by me!

Am disappointed in Brit Hume and Bill Kristol,pains me to say that.

Fox News poll conducted by a left leaning polling outfit, the list is long, dont get me started.

29 posted on 03/19/2011 8:21:46 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD!)
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