Saturday, September 22, 2007

Can We Have Context Please!!!

The media world and lefty blogs are abuzz about President Bush's supposed verbal gaffe concerning Saddam killing Nelson Mandela. However, if you look AT THE WHOLE QUOTE IN CONTEXT, you will quickly see that he said nothing of the sort. He was explaining that the reason there are no Iraqi Nelson Mandelas rising up to help bring democracy to Iraq like Mandela did postapartheid in South Africa is that Saddam killed all the "Mandelas" of Iraq in order to maintain his tyrannical rule for all those years.

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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1 comment:

Mike's America said...

BOTW is a daily must read for anyone who wants to stay on the cutting edge of political opinion.

Oh, and I can't believe how stupid these idiot libs are to fail to see the proper context for President Bush's remark.

These idiots run around calling Bush an idiot? They should look in the mirror.