Claim: Television news screen shot captures President Bush with an inadvertently humorous caption.
Examples: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
Is this real or faked? It seems almost too good to be true:
Origins: Captions accompanying television news broadcasts have to convey information about often complex topics in relatively few words, a situation which can sometimes produce inadvertently humorous ambiguity.
The screen shot displayed above, presumably captured from a
especially given the lack of quotation marks to offset the phrase and indicate it was a paraphrase of his words rather than the news agency’s descriptor.
Last updated: 8 September 2005