The Washington Post ran an 11,000 word front page story this past week on a 1963 incident of probable hazing by Mitt Romney when he was a student at a private school. Apparently he held down and cut the hair of a fellow student (who classmates TODAY say may have been gay – but no one apparently knew for sure.) The Post was obviously preparing this story for release ‘later’ – closer to the November election. We know this because when Obama ‘came out’ in favor of gay marriage, his campaign said they planned to release Obama’s EVOLVED position later in the summer. There is no way in HELL the Post could have come up with this LENGTHY article in the short time between BIDEN stating his OWN position on gay marriage and Obama jumping on the bandwagon 3 days later. We also know it was in the works based on a REVISION OF A STATEMENT made by a Romney cohort back then.
Read these two PUBLISHED statements in the WAPO and tell me what it reminds you of:
This is the original paragraph quoting a man named Stu White:
“I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and has long been bothered by the Lauber incident . “But I was not the brunt on any of his pranks.”
Now – here is the REVISED quote from Stu White, that showed up in later WAPO editions (but which went unremarked about by the Post editorial staff other than a note at the very end of the 11-page article):
“I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and said he has been “disturbed” by the Lauber incident since hearing about it several weeks ago, before being contacted by The Washington Post. “But I was not the brunt of any of his pranks”.
The Post changed the quote after talking to White again and discovering that White only learned of the prank in recent weeks after being told of it by a Cranbrook classmate.
OK, my friends. Does this remind you of a published phone call conversation between the police dispatcher and one George Zimmerman? A conversation that was SELECTIVELY EDITED by the press in a manner that completely changed the context of the comment? Notice that the phrase ‘LONG BEEN BOTHERED’ in the first version of White’s comment was changed to read ‘DISTURBED’, and a time line was added – one that did NOT begin in 1963.
In my opinion, this is an intentional MISQUOTE, written to make the incident sound worse than it was. The Washington Post has ZERO credibility and they should be called out on this!
The Washington Post belongs in the bottom of a litter box and NOT on America's newsstands!