ABC Misquotes Palin on Prayer

Vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is interviewed by ABC News' Charlie Gibson.Once again the elite media is looking down its hooked nose at simple Sarah. They just cannot seem to resist the inner urge to think that those outside their own little circle are stupid bumpkins. Not content with simple condescencion, Charles Gibson had to distort Sarah Palin ‘s statements about prayer, God’s will and war.

As one writer describes it, Gibson Throws a Spitball:

GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” Are we fighting a holy war?

PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote.

GIBSON: Exact words.

PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak God’s words.

But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.

That’s what that comment was all about, Charlie.

GIBSON: I take your point about Lincoln’s words, but you went on and said, “There is a plan and it is God’s plan.”

Sarah’s original statement:

“Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”

The best part was when she gave Charlie a history lesson on Abraham Lincoln.

Michelle Malkin has a great article

See the ABC Video – Palin Clarifies ‘God and War’ Remark

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  1. Joseph McKenzie
    Joseph McKenzie says:

    Charlie Gibson is no longer a journalist. A real journalist would have gotten his facts straight first.

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