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    Nowhere Man, Creosote

    Wrong:

    MS. CROWLEY: It — he did in fact, sir.

    So let me — let me call it an act of terrorism — (inaudible) —

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Laughter, applause.)

    MS. CROWLEY: He did call it an act of terror.

    Crowley was not saying, "Let me call it an act of terrorism." She said "He did in fact, sir," then tried to move on to something else with "Let me, let me," but then decided to backtrack and clarify what she meant by "He did in fact, sir," (ie, "He did in fact, sir, call it an act of terrorism.") It was because Crowley had mangled the syntax that way that Obama asked her to repeat it.

    Corrected:

    MR. ROMNEY: I — I — I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Get the transcript.

    MS. CROWLEY: It — he did in fact, sir — so let me, let me — call it an act of terrorism — (inaudible) —

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Laughter, applause.)

    MS. CROWLEY: He did call it an act of terror.

    I think everyone gets that, but it's mildly annoying that the transcription you see everywhere is mistaken in a way that makes it look like Crowley is calling it an act of terrorism, instead of correcting Romney by pointing out that Obama had.

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