“We have to defend ourselves.”
Sometimes words matter
“If they were so badly mistreated, why wouldn’t they be worthy of pardons?”
“He’s maintaining his base and little else.”
Plus: Media taking the blame for civility decline.
“That it happened or not, I have no idea.”
“…more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened.”
Round 27 of this fight.
“This is a difficult time for our newsroom…”
“My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility.”
“For an entire year, I embedded myself with the other side…”
“You know, the Kenya election was just overturned…”
“I suspect the president-elect’s definition of political correctness would be different than mine.”
Obama: Let me coach the next generation of Democratic talent.
“Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be.”
“I think it’s unlikely to be a real thing.”
“I don’t anticipate that there is going to be major cataclysmic changes as a consequence of this.”
“…Ploughshares had been a supporter for so long that supervisors did not know.”
Crosses all lines
“No, I’m an American citizen, period.”
“I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed and now I am in favor and I did it for political reasons. And that’s just flat wrong.”
“They must reexamine and interrogate policies that place students under threat.”
Welcome to the new normal in Syria
“…to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent.”