Why I Love the Internet
Mitt Romney has a campaign ad out that shows video of President Obama saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose."
Okay, it's always good to catch the other guy saying something that can make him look bad. But in this case, it was Obama campaigning in 2008, and the real statement is, "Senator McCain's campaign actually said, and I quote, 'If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.'"
Obama didn't say it, he was saying his opponent said it.
Now, first, there's this. CNN's headline for this story is Democrats say new Romney ad distorts Obama's words.
"Democrats say?" By what standard does the ad not distort Obama's words? What would happen if a mainstream media organization said, straight out, "New Romney ad distorts Obama's words"? It's factual reporting, not biased if they also point out chicanery by the other party.
So ThinkProgress did the obvious thing, they pasted together pieces of Romney's speeches in exactly the same way.
Let's see if CNN mentions this: "Republicans say new ThinkProgress ad distorts Romney's words."