CNN gets Obama’s quote wrong: ‘I screwed the duck’

The controversy centering around “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson’s expressed views on homosexuality has dominated conversation in the country, leaving many, to include the cable news network CNN, with “duck on the brain.”

President Obama held an end-of-year press conference Friday, and while discussing the roll-out of Obamacare, candidly admitted, “We screwed it up.”

But, somehow, CNN misinterpreted what the president said and posted on its website an article that included the headline: “Obama: ‘I screwed the duck’ on healthcare roll-out.”

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The mistake can be seen in a tweet by a deputy news director at BuzzFeed, and was captured by Twitchy, reminding us again that the Internet is forever:

As the tweet noted, at some point CNN realized its mistake and quietly changed the headline to read, “Obama addresses successes, shortcomings for 2013.”

Others began tweeting the inaccurate quote, meaning they could have heard the same thing or were influenced by CNN’s mistake. The crack Twitchy team posted a few of the responses, to include:

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Tom Tillison


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