Boycott Watch
August 10, 2004
Bush and the feces speech - It never happened

Boycott Watch busts another falsehood.
   Summary: Don't believe everything you read, especially when if it was real, it would have been a major news story.
   One of the things that amaze us here at Boycott Watch is that people will believe almost anything and everything they read, especially if it arrives in an email. In this case, an email is circulating that claims a Newsweek Magazine article reported that President Bush delivered a speech where he continually used the word 'feces' when he meant to say 'fetus.'

   When we first read the email, we knew it had to be false because if the alleged speech was actually made, especially during an election campaign, it would have been a major news story and it would have been at the center of political ads by his opponent, John Kerry. Guess what? None of that happened.

   Boycott Watch checked the Presidents schedule on the official White House web site, and discovered that President Bush was in Florida the day before the alleged incident delivering a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, but was back in Washington D.C. the day of the alleged incident.

   No article about any such comment appeared in Newsweek or any other news publication. The story is false, and Boycott Watch urges people not to pass along any such emails with this or any other false information.
Start Of Original email:
   NEWSWEEK reports that President Bush, appearing before a right-to-life rally in Tampa, Florida on June 17, stated:

   "We must always remember that all human beings begin life as a feces. A feces is a living being in the eyes of God, who has endowed that feces with all of the rights and God-given blessings of any other human being."

   The audience listened in disbelief as the President repeated his error at least a dozen times, before realizing that he had used the word 'feces" when he meant to say "fetus."
End Of Original email:

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