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ABC News' John Berman on taking politicians' words out of context.
3:01 | 01/15/12

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It is a time honored tradition in politics twisting your opponent's words like taken out of context and received more than ever this time around for John Abrams take on -- here's close up. This week. What -- on polls -- -- Michael Jackson album. Once you Gingrich's Bieber -- dark meat often -- a 105000 muscles in the -- Kate neither of those things is true we took -- words out of context. But in politics it's -- to say no to -- -- I like being able to fire people who provide services to -- It's got a ton of both put. Romney was talking about firing insurance companies not down Renault workers and politics people are -- trying -- but anything taken out of context and make it. Something is not sure can a little like say this -- -- Mitt Romney. Yeah. President Obama wasn't talking about this economy he wasn't even talking about the is -- He said those words in 2008. And actually is and I quote. If we keep talking about the economy were going to lose context has plagued the Romney family for generations. I just had the greatest brainwashing that anybody who got when you -- -- -- Soviet. -- in 1967 that he railed George Romney's presidential ambitions because people thought he was talking about some kind of Manchurian candidate brain washing. He was talking about -- from our military. He was taken out of context Howard Dean. -- screams sounded crazy on TV. Now he needed to be heard he called them out of context yes context like you do most of its substance in politic. But there are three key groups to rehab group warned to all the candidates complaining about being taken out of context and let's give you some context. You're running for president -- -- for context. -- X prize in the deep in the -- through words group to the odds reporter. Good ones in there are plenty. Point out the context it is complete misrepresentation of what happened that's false in group three U. Boaters -- -- the context because if you -- -- every -- sound bite without asking any questions. That would be as Michael Jackson might say simply. That's my close up on this -- John Berman ABC news New York. A moment to honor those who serve and sacrifice. This week the Pentagon released the names of seven soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

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