Newsweek Retracts Pelosi's Anti-Obama Quote

Reporter's notes misconstrued as quotation
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2011 3:35 PM CDT
President Barack Obama speaks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, Friday, July 29, 2011.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – So maybe President Obama can see around corners after all? Newsweek editors abruptly pulled a quote today they had attributed to Nancy Pelosi, about how Obama's team "can’t see around corners; they anticipate nothing." Turns out those words were written by a reporter in her notes and misinterpreted as part of the Pelosi interview, Politico reports. Sighs Newsweek: "Newsweek and The Daily Beast regret the error."

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