Hume reported Michelle Obama's "cute" comment without noting that she also said, "I'm talking about me"

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While reporting on Michelle Obama's appearance at a women's roundtable in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brit Hume said, "While not directly mentioning Sarah Palin by name, Obama said, quote, 'People shouldn't make a decision this time based on, "I like that guy," or, "She's cute." ' " However, Hume did not note that Obama said "I'm talking about me" following her comment.

On the September 18 edition of Fox News' Special Report, while reporting on Michelle Obama's appearance at a women's roundtable in Charlotte, North Carolina, host Brit Hume said, "While not directly mentioning Sarah Palin by name, Obama said, quote, 'People shouldn't make a decision this time based on, "I like that guy," or, "She's cute." ' " However, Hume did not note that Obama said "I'm talking about me" following her comment, which, by contrast, MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell showed in her coverage of Obama's comment. The Associated Press reported that Obama "did not talk about Palin directly in her remarks."

From the September 18 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Brit Hume:

HUME: Michelle Obama, meanwhile, is encouraging women to make their voting decisions based on the issues, not personalities. Obama was in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a women's roundtable on the economy.

While not directly mentioning Sarah Palin by name, Obama said, quote, "People shouldn't make a decision this time based on, 'I like that guy,' or, 'She's cute.' " Obama says her husband is the only candidate focused on equal pay, health care, and other women's issues.

We'll update the story about Governor Palin's emails winding up on the World Wide Web. That's a little later. First, though, if you think the economy's shaky here, wait till you see our next story from Russia. Stay tuned.

From the 3 p.m. ET hour of MSNBC Live on September 18:

NORAH O'DONNELL (anchor): She was doing a women's roundtable, and she talked about why and how people should vote. Take a listen to what she said.

OBAMA [video clip]: We may decide to do something that is different from Barack Obama, but we should decide that based on our self-interests and what we think is best. And the only way that will happen is that if people are paying attention and neighbors are talking to neighbors and family members are talking to family members.

People shouldn't make a decision this time based on, "I like that guy." Or, you know, "She's cute." You know, this isn't --

[applause]

OBAMA: And I'm talking about me.

Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Brit Hume, Sarah Palin
Show/Publication
Special Report with Brit Hume
Stories/Interests
Barack Obama, 2008 Elections
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