Friday, August 10

Politico revises story to make Obama look better

Politico is another of the thoroughly-in-the-tank-for-Obama groups. It ran a piece in which Obozo is quoted as saying
I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry. "do the same thing" as you did with the "auto industry"? First, you gave over $60 Billion of taxpayer money to GM, bought controlling interest, then essentially gave control to the UAW. Is that what you want to repeat?

Second, all that illegal generosity with borrowed money did NOT save "the auto industry." Ford declined your bribe money and they've done quite well all along, thank you very much. What you "saved" was the jobs of your union buddies in the UAW who worked for two companies: GM and Chrysler. So don't hand us this bullshit about saving "the industry."

So Politico wrote a post on this, originally under the headline “Let’s repeat auto industry success with every manufacturing industry.” But then, because what Obozo actually, y'know, said could be interpreted to mean...uh...something that might not help him win votes in the flyover states, Politico changed the story's headline to “Obama: Let’s repeat auto industry success.”

The revised header omits the words, "...with every manufacturing industry.” Inquiring minds might well wonder why. So we asked the staff at Politico and they said "Every extra byte we transmit costs energy, and we'd already exceeded our allowed power consumption for this story, so we didn't see any reason to keep the entire header for the rest of time."

Nah, just kidding. They'd never say anything quite that...well, just kidding. I guess they were concerned that normal people would infer from Obozo's words that he was contemplating a government takeover similar to the GM acquisition, but with all industries. Presumably they didn't think the public was ready for this kind of concern.

Nice that they're always looking out for our tender sensibilities, eh?

At the very bottom of the story Politico helpfully told us the reason they revised it:
Clarification: This post was updated to reflect the president's intent to express his support for manufacturing success. An earlier version was unclear about his intent.
"Updated to reflect the president's intent to express his support for manufacturing success," huh? How, exactly, did you determine his intent? Did someone at the White House tell you what it was? Maybe take you to task over an ambiguous headline?

Tell us how you shameless socialist ass-kissers determined his fucking intent.

And the earlier headline was "unclear about his intent", eh? No, cupcake, it wasn't unclear at all. It was simply that the first headline you wrote might possibly have been interpreted by voters in a scary way. That's why you changed it.

The really unusual thing here is that you admitted changing "the post." And of course you only admitted that because your original was already out on the internet, and you couldn't change it without someone saying Hey Look! So you had to 'fess up--to reassure all us poor bitter clingers that Obozo really isn't a socialist.


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