Media fail: So, Ann Romney never said ‘you people’ after all
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:
— 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:
— 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 – http://abcn.ws/PnqXZP
@DLoesch ABC just came out and clarified that Ann Romney didn't even say "you people."
— E-Du (@ezradulis) July 19, 2012
— Lori Fink (@montanalori) July 19, 2012
— jenmo24 (@jenmo24) July 19, 2012
Some liberals accused both the Huffington Post and MSNBC of altering Romney’s quote to protect her.
— Hattie Knuff (@hattieknuff) July 19, 2012
— Kisco75 (@Kisco75) July 19, 2012
— Amarlie (@marabout40) July 19, 2012
Conservatives, fed up with the growing list of lapdog media bungles, fought back against the asinine #youpeople meme.
— EMILY (@Emmskis2) July 19, 2012
— 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
— PhilBilly (@ThatCrackerBZ) July 19, 2012
— Candi Taylor (@candi_taylor68) July 19, 2012
— Mr. Diggs (@michaelagentile) July 20, 2012
— 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
— 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.