**That it was an astonishing gaffe escaped the media all together it appears ... or is it that they have so little familiarity with the scriptures and can be manipulated so easily? ... **
You’ve got that right. I don’t think reporters even bother to look up the referenced “PRECEPTS”.
LOL at his use of the word RECEPT — what a ding-bat.
The transcript may have been generated by a computer voice recognition system, so he may have said precepts but the computer missed the “P”.