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Conveniently left out

September 17, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

In your Sept. 8 editorial, you criticized President Obama for his statement: "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that." Of course, like so many others, you conveniently left off the first sentence (and others) drastically altering the very clear meaning of the comment. While no one expects political partisans to be fair in their use of quotes, we should be able to expect more honesty of our newspaper editors. (And, sadly, much of the mainstream media has also frequently repeated the quote without context.)



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