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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Instapundit Busts AP Changing News Article To Protect Obama

(Quote in question found at the 3:55 mark in the video above)

“Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.”-- AP quote, then removed to protect Obama.

The Associated Press is up to their antics again, writing an article then rewriting the article and removing a quote by Barack Obama that makes him seem callous in the face of a concerned citizen over gas prices.

Luckily, Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds saved a screen shot of the original article before it fell through the memory hole.

Obama's exact wording from the original article was "If you're complaining about the price of gas and you're only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know, you might want to think about a trade-in".

Not only did the AP rewrite the article, but they changed the headline from "Obama says little short-term help for gas prices" to "Obama seeks re-election help from Sharpton's group."

They didn't cover their tracks well though because the actual URL reflects the original tittle. ( )