So Ann Romney never said 'you people?' You mean liberals manufactured outrage over something that wasn't even real? LOLOLOLOL #p2—
Kevin Eder (@keder) July 19, 2012
As Twitchy reported earlier today, liberals had their knickers in a twist after the lapdog media blew up a story that Ann Romney had used the phrase “you people” when dismissing the fuss over her husband’s tax returns.
Right on cue, lefties lined up to lay into the Romneys:
What Ann Romney meant when she said "we've given all you people need to know" is that we should know her husband would be an awful president—
Shannon R (@Hokuboku) July 19, 2012
I hope Ann saying "You people" to an African-American reporter won't hurt Romney w/the Self-Loathing Black Republican Vote.—
John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 19, 2012
Oh, puh-leeeeeeeeze. Thanks for playing.
As it turns out, the Left was foaming at the mouth over a big, fat nothingburger; it seems Mrs. Romney didn’t use “you people” at all.
The media ran with a false narrative? Let us show you our shocked face:
ABC walked back its earlier claim that Ann Romney had uttered the “you” in question:
You People? – What Did Ann Romney Say About Mitt’s Taxes on GMA? – There’s a Debate Online.
Was it – “And we’ve given all people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how — you know, how we live our life.”
Or was it – “And we’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how — you know, how we live our life.”
Our ruling after reviewing the original audio is that she did not include the “you.”
Judge for yourself - http://abcn.ws/PnqXZP
Some liberals accused both the Huffington Post and MSNBC of altering Romney’s quote to protect her.
Conservatives, fed up with the growing list of lapdog media bungles, fought back against the asinine #youpeople meme.
Why stop at adding one word to Ann Romney's statements? Why not just add in "Let you people eat cake while I ride around on my horses!"?—
DrewM (@DrewMTips) July 19, 2012
As is the case with so many instances of liberal gun-jumpage, waiting for an apology will be an exercise in futility.