BOTW gives three possible explanations for the MSM and lefties misconstruing of the actual quote:
Stupidity: The reporter was so bone-headedly literal-minded that he simply did not understand the rhetorical device Bush was employing.
Laziness: The reporter wasn't actually at the press conference and didn't bother to check the context of the quote.
Dishonesty. The reporter knew full well that Bush was speaking metaphorically and deliberately twisted his meaning in order to fit the stereotype that Bush "has a reputation for verbal faux pas."
You decide! No matter the reason, I won't be holding my breath for any apologies.
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