Robertson says his comments were taken out of context…

I was so stupified by Robertson’s words Monday that I couldn’t even write a decent tagline. By Tuesday afternoon, the press was finally starting to gather reactions. My co-blogger had the decency to wonder if Robertson has a brain disorder, but I thought his words were otherwise too “rational” and calculated. The man has clearly been giving this some thought. Anyway, today he says

“I didn’t say ‘assassination.’ I said our special forces should ‘take him out.’ And ‘take him out’ can be a number of things, including kidnapping; there are a number of ways to take out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted by the AP [Associated Press], but that happens all the time”…

Except that Monday he also said

“If he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think we really ought to go ahead and do it… It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war.”

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  1. This “I didn’t really say that” thing is common. When I was in the P.R. business, I used to have to run videos of clients’ interviews to prove to them that yes, they really said that.

    In Robertson’s case, I think a lot of narcissism is involved, too. He believes he is entitled to say anything at all, and then has the right to deny he said it.

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