Saturday, March 22, 2008

misquoted

Perhaps I should just shut up and enjoy the moment, but, um, have we met?

This is what the Oregonian printed this morning:

Cheyenne Fitzpatrick, who called herself a stay-at-home mom, said she and her friends are "torn" between Obama and Clinton and wanted him to outline their differences.

What a crock of shit.

My exact words were: "I am a 30 year old stay-at-home homeschooling mom of two who is so proud to be here, and immensely proud to be supporting you. I have a few friends who are good Democrats, but who are genuinely on the fence between you and Senator Clinton because there are so many similarities on key issues. I was hoping you could distinguish yourself, in a nutshell, from Senator Clinton, for the sake of my friends on the fence."

Even with two reporters putting their empty heads together, they couldn't get my quote even in the vicinity of the truth. They made me out to be some lazy-ass know-nothing who feels "torn" between the jowly, snarling Clinton, and His Majesty Barack Obama. As if. And it also sounds like my friends don't know their asses from their elbows either. (SCREAM!)

And I thought the Statesman Journal was a rag...

4 comments:

Hello from Chelsea said...

I had a similar experience with a newspaper article misquoting me. Grrrr!

Sam said...

Write them! Ask for a correction, or at the very least, your true quote in their letters to the editor section!

ps. And why the F do the word verifications keep getting longer?

THE PHONES said...

I just recently was misquoted as well. Sucky.

B Kinch said...

But at least our Barack knows the real you :)