Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Deval Patrick ‘Maybe’ Edition)

This week’s Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight features very different versions of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s showing some leg to Politico last Sunday about a future presidential run.

The Boston Herald’s Press Party called out “Deval’s doublespeak” in its Wayne’s World webcast on Thursday.

 

 

Note this narrative at 01:10, which features a 2012 Patrick interview with ABC newsman Jonathan Karl: “Patrick has always said ‘never’ to running for president. This is him after his rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention. ‘I’m going to finish my term in 2014 and I’m going to return to the private sector.'”

Always said ‘never’ to running for president?

Not according to WGBH’s Beat the Press, which featured a different part of Karl’s 2012 interview (at 00:52), which had Patrick saying this: “If there’s a time some time later to come back and serve in public life, I hope I’m able to do that.”

 

 

Not to mention Patrick’s appearance on Jim Braude and Margery Eagan’s WGBH radio show in January (at 01:01):

Patrick: “I’m not running for anything else.”

Braude: “Ever?”

Patrick: “Well maybe one day.”

So, to recap:

WGBH Beat the Press Party.

Alert the media.

 

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