July 17, 2012
Last week President Obama said, “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in the roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” For anyone who actually watched that entire section of Obama’s speech it was obvious the “you didn’t build that” line was referring to roads and bridges, not the business. It certainly wasn’t Obama’s most eloquent sequence of words, but there’s no mistaking the point he was making unless you are trying to distort what he said to mislead your audience. This is where Fox News comes in. They had no problem creatively editing together a few lines of Obama’s speech and then getting all their pundits to pounce all at once.