Et tu, Drudge?

Matt Drudge is usually thought of as being one of the comparatively few conservative news sources. But he pulled a boner today that made him look like the liberal media at their worst.

The Drudge Report ran a link reading: "FLASHBACK: Jeb Bush called GOP 'anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay'...

But what Bush actually said in the 2013 statement was, "All too often we’re associated with being ‘anti’ everything. Way too many people believe Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker, and the list goes on.”

But wait. Maybe Drudge has an excuse.

It turns out that he was merely quoting The Washington Post's misrepresentation of Bush's statement at the time.

Both Drudge and the Post should be ashamed- Drudge, for failing to read the story carefully enough before writing his misleading link, and the Post for the sleazy, partisan slight-of-hand with which it converted a statement about other peoples mistaken perception about reality into one about reality itself.


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