"Well, first of all, for us this has nothing to do about being Republican or Democrat. [look up and smile at reporter] It's about a right that transcends every political party--the right to life. The president we have speaking right now is without question the most pro-abortion president in our history."Well, here's how the Michigan Daily article turned out:
The protesters outside of Obama’s speech included those who were anti-abortion, anti-fracking, anti-Israel and Tea Party members. LSA sophomore Joe Lipa, events chair of Students for Life, an anti-abortion advocacy group, said he was frustrated that the issue of abortion has become less of a prominent issue of national debate.Note to self: Next time a Daily reporter askes "Can I interview you?" first ask "Is your recorder ON?"
“We’re seeing unprecedented attacks both on the unborn and also on religious freedoms,” Lipa said.
In all seriousness, though, that quote is probably exactly what I said...just minus the all-important context. I suppose it could have turned out worse.
But still...Dynamic equivalence, anyone?