So, for those people who think that the major media outlets aren't horribly bent to the Left, why don't you take a gander at this?
For the most part, though, the news outlets are committing the same sins: distorting the general's meaning by omission, by skipping the ellipses (in the same places), and by making the same mistakes.
Essentially, it looks like they're quoting each other, or some apocryphal Q source material. They're not quoting General Mattis. They didn't even show up at the press conference, and they didn't bother to get a transcript or listen to the tape. But all these reporters are passing their crap off as if they were right from the source material.
Absolutely, completely pathetic.
If this is what passes for news coverage, then they ought to fire their reporters and hire some boy scouts to write for them. At least they'll be honest.
I'll echo that: Pathetic. Either the "journalists" are so ungodly incompetent that they couldn't get the transcript of the speech to get the quote right, or they're so biased and pulling their agenda that they didn't care about accuracy. But they got nailed by people who have five minutes to pull up the readily available transcript online.
Worthless and pathetic. No wonder it's called the Jurassic Media.