This is how the Teamster’s leader Jimmy Hoffa’s remarks have been reported by FOX news and GOP partisans on Twitter:

“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,” Hoffa added.

Here is the video of the speech as shown on FOX:

Fairly inflammatory, I’d say. I’d say it is fairly similar to Alabama State Senator Scott Beason saying we “should empty the clip” on illegal immigrant trespassers or ALGOP Congressman Mo Brooks advocating “doing anything short of shooting” illegal immigrants.

However, the speech was dishonestly edited; on the other hand, Beason and Brooks were not edited.

This is Hoffa’s actual, unedited speech

President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. And President Obama, we want one thing: jobs, jobs, jobs… That’s what we’re going to tell him. He’s gonna be … and when he sees what we’re doing here, he will be inspired. But he needs help. And you know what? Everybody here’s got to vote. If we go back, and we keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these son of a bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.

Here is the unedited speech in video:

So they are going to take them out with votes. I suppose FOX did not think that had the same punch.

Media Matters shows the progression of the FOX coverage on the Hoffa speech.

9 out of 10 people will not be able to tell you what President Obama said in his speech but I can guarantee they know what Hoffa didn’t say.

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