Yesterday on NBC’s Sunday talk show “Meet the Press” with host David Gregory, a misquote was perpetuated by its host. And after 24 hours, neither NBC nor David Gregory has said a word as people on Twitter and Facebook display their dissatisfaction at both the Network and the host, David Gregory.
On Sunday’s show, Gregory was speaking to David Plouffe, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Gregory thinking he was quoting President Obama said to Plouffe, “that al-Qaeda has been defeated.”
“The President has said as recently as May of this year that al-Qaeda has not had a chance to rebuild, that al-Qaeda has been defeated, ‘ said Gregory.Here is what President Obama actually said while he was addressing our troops at Bagram Air Base in May, on this year’s anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, “The goal that I set to defeat al-Qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach.”
“And one year ago, from a base here in Afghanistan, our troops launched the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. The goal that I set to defeat al-Qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. Still, there will be difficult days ahead. The enormous sacrifices of our men and women are not over," said Obama.And there are several other quotes from President Obama saying that while we have done serious damage to al-Qaeda and its leadership, they're still out there plotting and planning.
Misquotes happen, and when they do, “credible” reporters and their media outlets usually point out their mistakes, and when NBC and “Meet The Press” say nothing, that credibility quickly vanishes. Their viewers hear nothing but crickets from Gregory or NBC on their Twitter and Facebook accounts. The video is posted with this article.
David Gregory Misquotes Obama