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Drudge Report Falsely Attributes Quote to President Obama: "I'm a Black Man"

Sun, May 19, 2013 at 2:39:44 pm

And now, Drudge Report is getting into the false quotation game.

This morning, President Obama gave the commencement speech at Morehouse College, a historically African-American university; it was an inspiring speech calling on members of the African-American community to be good role models and strive to do what's right.

So naturally, the right wing media are completely losing their shit again. This is Drudge's take on it, and notice that he went frame by frame through the video until he found what he obviously thought was the most unflattering image possible:

Here's a transcript of the prepared speech -- the words "I'm a black man," which Drudge put in quotation marks, do not appear in the speech. The link for Drudge's headline goes to a Washington Post article, and the words "I'm a black man" do not appear in that article either. Drudge simply made it up.

Pure-D race-baiting dishonesty from the right wing. In other words, business as usual.

UPDATE at 5/19/13 6:10:13 pm

Breitbart hack Matthew Boyle is fake outraged:

Sorry to break it to you Mr. President, but your race is IRRELEVANT to all the problems and scandals facing the country right now.

— Matthew Boyle (@mboyle1) May 19, 2013