The conservative blowhard and host of Fox News’ intellectually lazy morning show “Fox & Friends” admitted today that he “did some paraphrasing” when he was supposedly quoting President Obama on the air.
Translation: I lied about Obama and got caught doing it, but this is Fox News so I assumed my viewership wasn’t interested in veracity.
Doocy had previously told viewers, “Last week President Obama talked about not being born with a sliver spoon in his mouth. That was interpreted as a big dig at Mitt Romney. When I was interviewing Governor Romney on this show I asked him about it. However, I did some paraphrasing that seemed to misquote the president. So to be clear, the president’s exact quote was “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”
You “seemed to misquote” the president, Steve? What you just described is the dictionary definition of “misquoting.”
Stephen Colbert provides his typical incisive take on this latest Fox News flap below: