Transcribing quotes seems to especially vexing for some journalists. Here’s today’s Boston Globe quoting Mitt Romney:
“The monster is this McCain-Feingold bill and it has to be repealed and it just points how in infective it has been in removing the influence of money and underhanded politics,” Romney said.
Admittedly, it’s hard to understand what Romney means at the best of times, but even without the benefit of having heard the interview in question, I can pretty well guess what he actually said.
(Thanks to Chris Tate for the pointer to this story.)