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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
Newsweek Retracts Pelosi Quote Criticizing Team Obama
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." (Read more Nancy Pelosi stories.)

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