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AP: Glenn Beck “borrowed” expression from Obama that Obama apparently never used

Not content with letting CNN beclown itself, the AP decided to show off their own “multiple layers of fact-checkers” thusly:

Glenn Beck is borrowing some lines from President Barack Obama.

At his rally with tens of thousands on the steps of Lincoln Memorial, Beck used the closing lines of then-candidate Obama’s campaign stump speech of 2008.

“One man can change the world,” Beck told the crowd. “That man or woman is you. You make the difference.”

Obama used a similar message on the campaign trail. He used to say that one voice could change a room, one room could change a city, and one city could change a state. Obama liked to say that state could change a country and urged supporters to go out and change the world.

Question: How could Beck be “borrowing” B.O.’s words when, by the AP’s own admission, B.O. never actually used those words?  The AP says that Beck “borrowed” his words in the first paragraph, only to reference words in the fourth paragraph that are different?

They weren’t done, though:

Beck says his supporters should do the same.

He says, “Look to the heavens. Look to God. And make your choice.”

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?  How is “Look to the heavens. Look to God. And make your choice.” considered the same as “one voice could change a room, one room could change a city, and one city could change a state. Obama liked to say that state could change a country and urged supporters to go out and change the world”?  Do words even have meaning anymore at the AP?

As Newsbusters points out, if you do a Google search on the phrase that Beck supposedly lifted from then-candidate Kick#ss, you will find (as of now) 51 returns on that expression…and all of them were Beck’s words.  You would think that if the AP were going to accuse Beck of pulling a Joe Biden and claiming someone else’s words as his own, the least they could do was to demonstrate that the alleged originator of those words actually used them!

Nope…no liberal media bias!

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August 30, 2010 - Posted by | media bias, Obama, shameful

5 Comments »

  1. The Restoring Honor Rally was televised in full by C-SPAN. It was absoutely awesome! Hearing hundreds of thousands of patriots singing Amazing Grace at the end of the program was, to me, one of the most beautiful sounds on earth!

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | August 30, 2010

  2. AP=FAIL.

    Comment by Jenn of the Jungle | August 30, 2010

  3. KG do you think it was as beautiful as Barrack-for the Mosque’s call to evening prayer?

    Comment by tnjack | August 30, 2010

  4. KG do you think it was as beautiful as Barrack-for the Mosque’s call to evening prayer?

    tnjack…I guess beauty is in the ear of the beholder.
    Personally, I can’t think of a more annoying sound than the caterwauling screech known as the Muslim call to prayer (except perhaps the nightly sound of my neighbor’s hunting dogs howling at the moon for hours on end). 🙂

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | August 30, 2010

  5. KG my money is on the dogs.

    Comment by tnjack | August 30, 2010


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