This is going to sound incestuous, but quoting from the Huffington Post story that had quoted this post yesterday:
It’s been pointed out to me that however hilarious the insertion of “engine” is, the fault here is not Fox‘s at all, but the automated transcription service that provided the transcript in the first place. Thus, the entire premise of this piece is, as they say, crap (emphasis mine)! And the fault is mine. I regret the error, and it shan’t happen again.
The fault, of course, is actually mine. I’ve read enough transcripts in my time that this possibility should have occurred to me. I sincerely hope something like this never happens again. Now please excuse me while I go wipe all the egg off my face.
First, RNC chairman michael “loose cannon” steele (surely this clown doesn’t deserve to have his name capitalized?) used the Native American version of the N-word on Fox News.
Then, Fox News decided to insult our intelligence by altering the transcript to read “honest engine” instead of “honest Injun”:
STEELE: That’s what has gotten us into trouble, when we walked away from principle. Our platform is one of the best political documents that’s been written in the last 25 years, honest engine on that.
It speaks to some core principles, conservative principles on value of family, faith, life, economics. Those principles don’t change. You can’t – you can’t remake that into something else because you want, you know, the liberal media to like you or you want a Bob Beckel, who is a dear friend, to like you. Those principles…
Here, as a public service, is a helpful list of future bowdlerizations that Fox News can draw upon to clean up our public discourse: