Thursday, November 02, 2006

NYT Reporter Misquotes Kerry's 'Iraq' Comment

Patterico has the goods.

In her story, Kate Zernike writes:
Mr. Kerry’s prepared remarks to California students on Monday called for him to say, “Do you know where you end up if you don’t study, if you aren’t smart, if you’re intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush.” In his delivery, he dropped the word “us.”
Apparently, Ms. Zernike and her editors are among the half dozen people in America who don't know exactly what Kerry said.

This is what Kerry really said:
“You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don’t you get stuck in Iraq.”
Don't believe me? Watch the video here.

Via The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.