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WHAT THEY SAID
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WHAT THEY MEANT

We all have met people that say one thing and mean another. Many well known people have spoken out on various topics. We have listed some quotes and what we believe was actually meant.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind."
- Bill Cosby, on the black media reporting of sexual allegations against the comedian.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I expect the black media to blame white media for bringing down a successful black man not the several accusations of rape against me.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."
- Sony in a statement on the hacking of their company and kowtowing to the hackers by not releasing the "The Interview" movie.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, we stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression so we will suppress the distribution of this movie and the filmmakers' free expression.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Freedom has prevailed! Sony didnít give up!"
- Seth Rogen co-director-co-writer-co-star of The Interview after Sony released the film.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Embarrassment and ridicule have prevailed! Sony gave up the idea of holding out to the hackers' demands.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"A pedophile is someone who is mainly or wholly attracted to children. I'm not. I had a distortion in my thinking where I acted out in those ways. But I'm absolutely not attracted, physically or sexually attracted to children. I'm just not."
- Stephen Collins, who has admitted sexually abusing young girls in the past, answering Katie Couric's question, "Are you a pedophile?"
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Yes.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"It's more than vandalism. It's a new form of warfare that we're involved in and we need to react and we need to react vigorously."
- Sen. John McCain , on the Sony hacking allegedly by North Korea.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We need to go to war and we need to go to war vigorously. Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb North Korea.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"No, as I said before as long as I am able to serve, I will serve,"
- Rep. Michael Grimm R-N.Y., on whether he would resign from Congress after pleading guilty to filing false tax returns.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I will serve as long as Speaker John Boehner allows me to serve.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I'm going to defend gains that we've made in health care; I'm going to defend gains that we've made on environment and clean air and clean water."
- President Obama on having to work against a Republican controlled Senate.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I'm going to defend gains that we've made in health care, on environment, on clean air and on clean water, unlike the Democrats who lost in the midterm elections who didn't defend anything I did.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"We consider this step a clear indication of their defeat and disappointment."
- The Taliban in a statement on the formal end of NATO's war in Afghanistan.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We consider this a chance for us to regain control of Afghanistan.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The very concept of the film is so aggressive and scandalous that the reaction of the North Korean side... is completely understandable."
- Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on the The Interview.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We condone the hacking of Sony Corp.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Rep. Grimm made the honorable decision to step down from his seat in Congress."
- Speaker John Boehner, on Rep. Michael Grimm resigning from Congress after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Rep. Grimm made the honorable decision after informing him he would be expelled if he didn't step down.




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