What I Did on My Summer Vacation
SUN: The last time we spoke, you told me you're routinely misquoted by newspaper reporters. What are a couple of the more egregious examples? Why does this happen?
A: It happens so much, I don't even keep track of it anymore. The last one I remember was when I said "cutting the tax rate on capital gains seems to have increased tax receipts for fiscal 2006, just as supply-side economics predicted it would." It came out in the paper as, "I worship Adolf Hitler and share all of his goals, especially the 'final solution' to the 'Jewish problem.'"
I have no idea how it happens, given the strict objectivity and rigid nonpartisanship of the American media.
Too funny. I still kick myself for the time the Statesmen Journal quoted me as saying
"They are selling drugs to our kids and raping our kids" with regards to illegal aliens... but only because I didn't add "though not neccessarily in that order." Yeah, that would have been funny.