HotAir.com writes about how the AP got a Rudy Giuliani quote wrong and how that wrong quote spread like wildfire to various locations including Countdown with Keith Olbermann. The AP subsequently corrected its quote. But not before Arianna Huffington appeared on Countdown to repeat the misquote, which Keith Olbermann also did several times in the run up to the actual segment.
At first I thought this was a case of Olbermann and Huffington just repeating what the AP wrote without knowing the true quote. But when I saw the video of the segment they showed the actual video of Giuliani’s speech including the correct quote that mentions Assad and not Bin Laden. And apparently nobody on Countdown’s production staff caught that discrepency and flagged Olbermann in advance of the show’s air. See for yourself…
Someone really dropped the ball here. Under the circumstances, a correction is in order.
Update: Changed some of the wording around to make my point more clear.