Lapdogs at AP dutifully bury Obama’s geography gaffe

Dude. Dude.

As Twitchy reported, President Barack “57 States” Obama showed off his mad geography skillz last night when he informed Jay Leno that Savannah, Charleston, and Jacksonville are, in fact, Gulf Coast ports. How could the Smartest President Evah™ make such a boneheaded mistake? Well, we’ve got a pretty good idea (hint: he’s not all that smart).

But the AP is still hoping to keep the ugly truth under wraps, and in his write-up of Obama’s “Tonight Show” appearance, he shamelessly demonstrated why the AP has become a trusted member of the president’s Lapdog Media Corpse:

Here’s how Obama is quoted in reporter Russ Bynum’s story:

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Uh, no, actually. That’s not what Obama said. This is what Obama said:

If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.  And we’ll lose jobs.  Businesses won’t locate here.

What do you do when the president’s own words make him look incompetent? Just add parentheses!

To this day, Sarah Palin is still hammered for “I can see Russia from my house” — which she never actually said. But when Obama goofs, media lapdogs bend over backwards to keep him smelling like roses.

Heckuva job, AP.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I bet Russ Bynum would be a very successful headline editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    All right, I know this is the easy one: IMAGINE IF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH HAD SAID THIS?!?

    • SideshowJon36

      Or Sarah Palin. Or if someone pretended Sarah Palin said it.

      • Chris F.

        Of if Tina Fey acting as Sarah Palin said it.

      • nc

        Or even built a career pretending Sarah Palin said it.

      • C Lew

        indeed!

    • lainer51

      WAY TOO EASY!!!! But some dolt missed the joke and gave you a thumbs down anyway. Obviously an Obummer voter.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Or ANY OTHER non-Democrat?

  • Jack Deth

    But!.. But!.. But!.. I wanted to go deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, just outside Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville!

    Think of all that expensive marine diesel I’d save!

    • hammp

      Oh, boy come on girls another free vacation.

  • Steve_J

    FTA: “… which she never actually said.”
    ————————–
    Twitchy, you don’t need to actually use actually so much.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Actually you may be actually right.

      • Catchance

        From the Office of Redundancy Department.

        • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

          What, again?

        • Ken G. Everett

          Department of Redundancy Department.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Oh wait, I know, I know! It’s that supereducated brain of his working so fast that his mouth can’t keep up with it!

    Ya know who ELSE had that problem?

    • strawberybud

      Now dont be putting Jethro down like that…

      • Cyborg3K

        The man graduated the sixth grade. That’s at least as good as what Obama has done, according to all the transcripts we’ve seen.

      • alumin

        LOL – exactly – Jethro was much better at “cipherin” than Obama!

      • alumin

        LOL – exactly – Jethro was much better at “cipherin” than Obama!

    • Joseph Hansell

      Jethro got him some loving from Christy Canyon. He’s a better man than I

    • Joseph Hansell

      Jethro got him some loving from Christy Canyon. He’s a better man than I

    • MarcusOhreallyUS

      Nought from nought is nought. I’m a good cypherer.

    • prigsby2

      But Obama doesn’t deserve double aught security clearance.

  • FreedomFighter

    How many other sentences is the liberal press “changing” to make Obama sound intelligent.

    • lainer51

      uh, like everyone! In fact I heard the lapdog fake journo that didn’t fix the “57” states gaffe, is now cleaning toilets in the Oval Office.

      • Jay Stevens

        How many toilets in the Oval Office? Not the entire White House, just the Oval Office. Shouldn’t be more than one.

      • Jay Stevens

        How many toilets in the Oval Office? Not the entire White House, just the Oval Office. Shouldn’t be more than one.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    One of the symptoms of Obama Fever: finding ways to conceal your [sic]ness.

    • Canadian in USA

      Nice…I see what you did there. :)

  • JanArrah

    I’m surprised more people aren’t ALSO pointing out in the same segment, Obama talking about swimming, track and field, and gymnastics at the Russian WINTER Olympics.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Yeah, does he have a clue about what the Winter Olympic sports are? Would he think the “biathlon” has something to do with gays or would he object to it if he knew it involves guns? And does he think “luge” is something you choom?

      • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

        But he did mock the Special Olympics.

  • Gitmo (DL) Rupper

    Well hell at least he knew they were “places” in one of the 57 States

    • TexSizzle

      60.

  • AmericanMom

    Good thing he’s not appearing on “Are you smarter than a 5th grader” anytime soon.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      OMG I would honestly pay money to see that, I mean FOLDIN’ money!

      • AmericanMom

        I seriously doubt he’d survive the show. Supposedly the smartest man on the planet and he’s 2nd only to Biden with verbal gaffs.

    • Dirty Harry

      He’s scheduled to appear on “Baggage” next since he has so much…

      • AmericanMom

        His buddy Holder would fit in nicely on a show like Breaking Bad – doing a gun running operation to Mexico.

  • tjack

    If the AP weren’t so ticked off at Obama for tapping their phones they would’ve added “and in” without the parentheses.

  • Patriot

    Obama rewrites the constitution everyday so this was not a big edit by his standards. Did I just use Obama and standards in the same sentence? sorry …..

    • stuckinIL4now

      And constitution. Obamuh doesn’t want to be associated with that unless you’re saying expert or banish.

    • TexSizzle

      If not for double standards, he would have no standards at all.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Man, the Tea People *really* have nothing, do they?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Man the Obamabots really have nothing, do they?

      • nilobee

        It’s Obamies. Obama+Zombies = Obamies

        • tops116

          I’m sure zombies everywhere object to that comparison. “We may eat human flesh, but we’ve never eaten dogs before. Give us a break!”

        • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

          Got something even better now!

    • lainer51

      Man, the parents of the 4 dead Americans in Benghazi *really* have nothing for a President, do they?

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Ask the 4488 US soldiers killed in Dubya’s faked revenge war for his daddy.

        • Republicanvet

          You raving leftists really should get together and try come up with something new. Faked revenge war that many democrats voted for?

        • Markward

          You mean the war Kerry voted for then was against?

        • Finrod Felagund

          Ask the 26 million Iraqis that no longer have to worry about being tortured by Saddam Hussein or his lunatic sons, bucko.

        • lainer51

          which all of your heroes were in agreement with, until they weren’t… typical loony lib hippocrites… stand for nothing, fall for anything.

        • tops116

          So, to defend people dying on Obama’s watch, you complain about people who died on Bush’s watch? Yeah, where do you get off copping such self-righteous, hypocritical nonsense. Far left liberals like yourself have spent a decade complaining about Iraq, using the dead to score political points. Now that people have died on Obama’s watch? Not just the people in Benghazi, but troops overall. There’s been quite an increase in casualties during Obama’s administration. What do you have to say about that? Oh, we still have to talk about Bush and give Obama a pass? Sorry, doesn’t work that way, per the standard that liberals have set.

          Additionally, you’re overlooking the simple facts that re-enlistment rates were at an all-time high during the Iraq War. Bush is consistently popular among the military (with CNN once calculating that he got 75% of the military vote over Kerry–ouch!). Course, Bush was a Commander-in-Chief, and not someone who simply travels on the taxpayer’s dime to give crappy speeches and get in a round of golf.

          But hey, it’s nice to know that you don’t care that four people were left to die in horrible conditions despite Ambassador Stevens’ repeated requests for more security. And hey, we now know that the CIA was on the ground in Benghazi… to cover up what happened–essentially a larger scale version of what Bynum did. And we all know you won’t ever care about that so long as a Democrat is in the White House.

          By the by, Mr. “Hillary in 2016,” you are aware that Hillary voted for the war in Iraq, right? Oh, I guess that’s different… for some reason.

        • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

          The Big Lie. . . keep repeating it, cupcake.

        • Corey Dennison

          You really aren’t that smart, are you? Here’s a hint, Dr. Hawking: One was a bi-partisan, legally approved MILITARY ACTION, the other is a prime example of Obama’s utter incompetence and dishonesty.

          Equivalence fail. F-

        • Corey Dennison

          You really aren’t that smart, are you? Here’s a hint, Dr. Hawking: One was a bi-partisan, legally approved MILITARY ACTION, the other is a prime example of Obama’s utter incompetence and dishonesty.

          Equivalence fail. F-

        • Keith

          You mean the 1500 and counting under oliar for the “good war” in afghanistan

    • Zanshi

      If “purposely changing the text in the transcript of what Obama said so he doesn’t look like the blithering idiot he really is” is nothing, then I guess not. Fool.

    • nc

      Is there *really* nothing Obama could say or do that would embarrass you?

    • Markward

      Psst, you’re posting here too. What does that say about you, besides being blatantly stupid?

    • The Gimlet Eye™

      And you are surely voting for Weiner- the evolutionary end product of the progressive movement. Tell me I’m wrong.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        You’re wrong. I’m voting for Bill de Blasio.

    • tops116

      Yeah, it’s so totally “nothing” when a member of the press edits a quote and claims it’s the real one. It’s not like there’s a historical precedent of such a thing being a sign of trouble for society.

      Meanwhile, if this had happened when Bush was president, you’d be flipping out. Consistency need not apply for a position in Joe’s world.

    • Corey Dennison

      Yeah…because this is the only story on Twitchy isn’t it?

    • Corey Dennison

      Yeah…because this is the only story on Twitchy isn’t it?

  • ceemack

    Good dog!

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      As in tasty ???

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    OK gang, OK. I wanted to be entirely fair. After reading this, I thought to myself, Self, I thought: it may be that He did have a little pause in there, a little bit of inflection to indicate He was indeed making a distinction between the Gulf and the other ports. Two different sentences. (This is where Victor Borge’s spoken punctuation would come in so handy.) As if saying “…ports all along the Gulf. Places like Charleston, etc.”

    So I bit down on a piece of leather and cued up the scene. Nope. It sounds just the way it reads.

    • http://www.glornt.com Alfredo

      Exactly. The AP modification did not clarify what he said, it distorted it. Covering for the Teleprompter Reader in Chief, pure and simple. Also known as journalistic malfeasance…

  • Dirty Harry

    The same “news source” that hammered Bush & Quayle covers for Obama & his “navy corpsemen”. I guess this falls under their new “Guidebook” standards…

  • stuckinIL4now

    And the cute little dog sitting in Obumuh’s lap in this story’s headline photo is wondering, “Am I gonna end up on his dinner plate tonight?”

  • Marvin Nelson

    I have no respect whatsoever for the AP-they lost their journalistic integrity many years ago.

    • tops116

      Wait, there was a point where AP actually had journalistic integrity?

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    Soviet-style “journalism.”

  • Spookybuscus

    How many times has he been on The Tonight Show now?

    • UrDumber

      4 and counting. The most Presidential rounds of golf record is the real prize though.

      • Jim McLarey

        I think actually, it was actually six….actually.

        • http://www.glornt.com Alfredo

          Actually?

          • Jim McLarey

            Alfredo: See the conversation thread a little farther down. A lot of ‘actually’s going back & forth. LOL

  • mjsorl

    He was smoking a little weed during that class.

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    I’ll bet he couldn’t fill in a US outline map and get all the states right the first time, or the second. Foreigners do find our geography a challenge…..

  • Magnifico

    Bush lied!!

  • UrDumber

    Yup, Bush somehow distracted Obama from geography class.

  • Republicanvet

    Hey lapdog media! You do know Preezy Roofhits has eaten dog right?

  • Scotty G.

    I find it even more odd that the President of the United States thinks one of our problems is our ports aren’t deep enough. “Deeper ports, baby, deeper ports!”
    Dredge-ready Jobs?

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Lapdog media-what gaffes…….he is a genius.
    Media during Republican/Conservative admin…….they are morons no matter what.

  • The Gimlet Eye™

    The Atlantic Ocean- ( formed by the confluence of the Ashley River and the Cooper River) -Also known as the Gulf of Martha’s Vineyard.

  • tops116

    According to Russ Bynum, we have always been at war with Eastasia. Perhaps Bynum or someone else at AP also edited the Zimmerman 911 call for MSNBC.

  • Margarito Casaus

    Ahhh..Very Much In The Same Class As Shelia Jackson Lees’ Comment..Something In The Way Of The American Flag Being Planted On The Planet..MARS…

  • MKM

    Eh, phony gaffes, right?!

  • $17227379

    And, according to Rick Perry, New Orleans is in Florida.

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3713626

    • FaithColeridge33

      And the Huffpost correctly reported what he said without covering it up. Not just reported it but mocked him too. So what’s your point? Don’t you get the gist of the story? It’s not about the gaffe it’s about Associated Propaganda covering it up.

      • $17227379

        I’m just saying they all make gaffes sometimes, though this one is a little weird.

        • redc1c4

          if “they all make gaffes sometimes”, why is it only some gaffes are “news” and the others get buried?

          /hint: that’s a rhetorical question. we all know the answer, it’s just that you won’t admit the dishonesty & double standard involved.

        • redc1c4

          if “they all make gaffes sometimes”, why is it only some gaffes are “news” and the others get buried?

          /hint: that’s a rhetorical question. we all know the answer, it’s just that you won’t admit the dishonesty & double standard involved.

        • teapartyguardian

          Fits his 57 State map…..I guess.

        • teapartyguardian

          Fits his 57 State map…..I guess.

        • Corey Dennison

          Yeah…I understand now: “Bush is an idiot!1!!1!!!” Until it’s pointed out that Obama says things at least as stupid as Bush ever did, and then you all start hiding behind: “Well, they all make gaffes sometimes…”

          That about sum it up? Bush’s malapropisms and mis-speaks are proof positive of his low intellect and stupidity, but Obama’s are simply ‘gaffes that they all make sometimes.’ Yup, got it now. Thanks for clearing that up.

          • $17227379

            I’m not calling Bush an idiot, I said the same thing about his gaffes. People make mistakes in speech.

            Interesting how you assume I’m hiding something for Obama.

          • Corey Dennison

            No sir…you are not hiding anything for Obama. Your defense of him in the face of his idiocy is out in the open for all to see.

    • Corey Dennison

      The point of this thread…why do you intentionally miss it?

    • Corey Dennison

      The point of this thread…why do you intentionally miss it?

  • Barred

    And how about this little gaffe?

    And the odds of people dying in a terrorist attack obviously are still a lot lower than in a car accident, unfortunately.

  • Barred

    Part of Obama’s speech.

  • labman57

    Everybody who engages in extemporaneous public speaking with regularity will inevitably make gaffs.

    What made GWB stand head and shoulders above the crowd was the frequency with which he stumbled, fumbled, and jumbled his sentences.

    • Iacobus

      “But Bush is the real idiot!” -You, in your own special world

    • godzillapumpkin

      Nothing tops this:

      “A successful dump!” –Joe Biden, explaining his whereabouts (dropping deadwood at the dump) to the reporters outside his home, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 20, 2008

      “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” –Joe Biden, referring to Barack Obama at the beginning of the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Jan. 31, 2007

      “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” –Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN.

    • godzillapumpkin

      Nothing tops this:

      “A successful dump!” –Joe Biden, explaining his whereabouts (dropping deadwood at the dump) to the reporters outside his home, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 20, 2008

      “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” –Joe Biden, referring to Barack Obama at the beginning of the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Jan. 31, 2007

      “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” –Joe Biden, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN.

    • Corey Dennison

      Really? Well allow me to retort:

      “When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking — whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia…” -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

      “We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.” —Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011

      “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” –Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

      “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” –in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

      “It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.” –confusing German for “Austrian,” a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009

      “I’m here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis.” –speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

      “Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.” –Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008

      And that’s only a select few that show this jug-eared moron to be nothing more than an average intellect at best.

      But don’t take my word for it: http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obama-isms.htm

    • Corey Dennison

      Really? Well allow me to retort:

      “When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking — whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia…” -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

      “We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.” —Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011

      “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” –Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

      “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” –in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

      “It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.” –confusing German for “Austrian,” a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009

      “I’m here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis.” –speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

      “Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.” –Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008

      And that’s only a select few that show this jug-eared moron to be nothing more than an average intellect at best.

      But don’t take my word for it: http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obama-isms.htm

    • Markward

      OOOH, I think I will give him a 9.5 in mental gymnastics! For trying to deflect away from Obama!

    • lainer51

      What made GWB stand head and shoulders above the crowd was the frequency with which he stumbled, fumbled, and jumbled his sentences and the press reported it EVERY TIME; Barry/Crazy Uncle Joe make as many, or more, but the drooling, slobbering press are mum. THAT is the difference!! Sure can’t beat: “Stand up Chuck” to a man in a wheelchair.

  • teapartyguardian

    Maybe owebama thinks the Panama Canal is ACROSS Florida…..

  • teapartyguardian

    Maybe owebama thinks the Panama Canal is ACROSS Florida…..

  • bassman

    If you get your news from Brian Williams you know all about Michelle Bachmann’s John Wayne gaffe. If you get your news from Brian Williams you are unaware of Pres. Obama’s Polish Death Camp’s gaffe. Or this latest gaffe.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    It is really hard to hold in the facts of intelligence about who you are when you live lies…

    • Bob Smetters

      You have to admit, US geography would be hard for a foreigner visiting from Kenya. Although real Americans know where these cities are, you can’t expect a foreigner to.

  • MurphsLaw

    We are Pravda.

  • MarcusOhreallyUS

    AP (Rueters too), is owned by the Rothschilds.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Add Port Canaveral, off the outer banks of North Carolina XD LOL Jawamax 8<{D} (Actually, in East Central Florida…OOPS! Blew that joke…)

  • Dutra

    AP commentary echoes in Obama’s colon.

  • hammp

    I wonder where Katie C. is on this. God knows she jumped Palin over her mistake.

  • Bob Smetters

    Thanks for exposing the ugly truth [as you call it] in this matter. Chalk up one more scandal for Obamas legacy.

  • davesnothere

    It’s a reverse “Dowdification” (deleting text and using ellipses to change the meaning of a quote to suit the writer’s political biases). Do we call it “Bynumication” (adding text and using parentheses to change the meaning of a quote to suit the writer’s political biases)?

    • russedav

      This is not just bias, but out and out corrupt and deceitful PERVERSION! Anyone deluded and incompetent enough to buy this trash would be interested in buying Kansas City ocean front property, right next to 0bama’s aforementioned ports.

  • C Lew

    Proper Editing 101: never edit a direct quote. Ever. AP just ignored its own stylebook, the Torah of editors everywhere.

  • AtomicMountain

    Obama was expelled from Occidental because of failing grades. He graduated 5th from the bottom of his class at Columbia, and 2nd from the bottom in his class at Harvard Law School.

    Spread that around. If any of his minions complain, ask them to prove you wrong.

  • $8203344

    This is exactly what they’ve done all along, how many times have you heard the MSM use the name Barry Sotero ?

  • Corey Dennison

    Perry’s not the President.

  • Corey Dennison

    Perry’s not the President.

  • beyond partisan

    This is such a typical, standard leftist dodge of an issue. We have a clear issue of the AP actually *editing* a quote by the president to make his gaffe go away. This is not just bad journalism, it’s something that should get you kicked off a newspaper! But no, let’s not talk about how serious this is. Nope, we’re going to make vague mention of conservative news doing something supposedly similar. Dodge, deflect, and deny…instead of just acknowledging the truth that the AP is covering for Obama! And if they cover for something this “small” then what else are they covering up?