What Obama actually said:
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.”
How Fox News edited it:
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen. […]
The point is that, when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.”
And a desperate Mitt Romney, dogged by questions about his tax returns and Bain Capital, picks it up and runs with it.
And it’s certainly not the first time Fox has pulled this stunt:
Video: Hannity Takes Obama Speech Out of Context
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