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Media fail: So, Ann Romney never said ‘you people’ after all!/keder/status/226096054863527936

As Twitchy reported earlier today, liberals had their knickers in a twist after the lapdog media blew up a story that Ann Romney had used the phrase “you people” when dismissing the fuss over her husband’s tax returns.

Right on cue, lefties lined up to lay into the Romneys:

Funny, conservatives had a field day with #obamadiditforyou but are eerily silent about Ann Romney's #YouPeople.

— Brian (@bmancuso7) July 19, 2012

What Ann Romney meant when she said "we've given all you people need to know" is that we should know her husband would be an awful president

— Shannon R (@Hokuboku) July 19, 2012

Oh, puh-leeeeeeeeze. Thanks for playing.

As it turns out, the Left was foaming at the mouth over a big, fat nothingburger; it seems Mrs. Romney didn’t use “you people” at all.

The media ran with a false narrative? Let us show you our shocked face:

ABC walked back its earlier claim that Ann Romney had uttered the “you” in question:

So Ann Romney didn't even say "you people": #NotSurprised

— AG (@AG_Conservative) July 19, 2012

You People? – What Did Ann Romney Say About Mitt’s Taxes on GMA? – There’s a Debate Online.

Was it – “And we’ve given all people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how — you know, how we live our life.”

Or was it – “And we’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how — you know, how we live our life.”

Our ruling after reviewing the original audio is that she did not include the “you.”

Judge for yourself –

@DLoesch ABC just came out and clarified that Ann Romney didn't even say "you people."

— E-Du (@ezradulis) July 19, 2012

I've listened to this several times and I don't think Ann Romney even said #YouPeople

— Lori Fink (@montanalori) July 19, 2012

I didn't hear Ann Romney say "you people" (via @ABC)

— jenmo24 (@jenmo24) July 19, 2012

Some liberals accused both the Huffington Post and MSNBC of altering Romney’s quote to protect her.

Shame on #HuffPo for sanitizing #AnnRomney's offensive #YouPeople comment in its screaming headline.

— Hattie Knuff (@hattieknuff) July 19, 2012

@AngryBlackLady MSNBC (Andrea Mitchell) & HuffPo both scrub out the #YouPeople part of the comment in 2 different ways:

— Kisco75 (@Kisco75) July 19, 2012

Can someone tell me why @MSNBC and HuffPo are sanitizing #QueenAnn Romney's #YouPeople comment?

— Amarlie (@marabout40) July 19, 2012

Conservatives, fed up with the growing list of lapdog media bungles, fought back against the asinine #youpeople meme.

#ThatAwkwardMomentWhen liberals fabricate more information, and get caught! #YouPeople bother me.

— EMILY (@Emmskis2) July 19, 2012

She never said it! RT @Matericia: #QueenAnn has created yet another job! Horsehair collector! Minimum wage- no benefits! #youpeople

— RB (@RBPundit) July 20, 2012

Ann Romney didnt say #YouPeople but Michelle Obama did say she wasnt proud of her country until her husband ran for President.

— Bobby (@bfinstock) July 19, 2012

#YouPeople has been trending all day, and none of these drones realized she didn't even say it? Wow.. #Robots

— PhilBilly (@ThatCrackerBZ) July 19, 2012

#AnnRomney didnt say it. #fact #youpeople now look like #idiots for your faux offense

— Candi Taylor (@candi_taylor68) July 19, 2012

#youpeople should be investigating #FastAndFurious and start asking serious questions that have real significance in our lives

— Mr. Diggs (@michaelagentile) July 20, 2012

So Ann Romney didn't say #YouPeople but #YouDidntBuildIt is still hanging around Obamas neck

— Ute Bell (@utebell) July 19, 2012

Why stop at adding one word to Ann Romney's statements? Why not just add in "Let you people eat cake while I ride around on my horses!"?

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) July 19, 2012

Seriously. RT @Neal_Dewing: #YouPeople just imagined you heard Ann Romney say "You People." That's sad.

— RB (@RBPundit) July 19, 2012

As is the case with so many instances of liberal gun-jumpage, waiting for an apology will be an exercise in futility.

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