Thursday, August 19

The Hill re-writes McCain post, omits key word

Late last night, as the last American combat troops were leaving Iraq, Senator John McCain put the following on his Twitter account:
Last American combat troops leave Iraq. I think President George W. Bush deserves some credit for victory.
Here's how reporter Jordan Fabian re-wrote that for The Hill: First the headline:
McCain says Bush adminstration deserves "some credit" for Iraq troop exit
Then the lede:
Former President George W. Bush deserves "some credit" for the last combat units leaving Iraq on Wednesday night, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said.
It's left as an exercise for the reader to determine whether the reporter and the Hill deliberately misquoted Senator McCain to omit that small word, "victory."

Because Lord knows the Democrats and their support wing, the MSM, could never allow the use of the "V-word" when it comes to Iraq.


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