AP airbrushes Obama gaffe

After President Obama foolishly implied that Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville are on the Gulf Coast, the AP came to his rescue, rendering the remark:

“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf – (and in) places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. – if we don’t do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we’ll lose jobs,” Obama said.

Incidentally, in the usual quotation usage, editorial remarks and corrections are inserted in square brackets, not parentheses. Putting them into parentheses is simply wrong.

The AP issued a correction the next day.

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