CNN- "I guess my question is, do you believe it's a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?" asked Bret Hatch, a 28-year old Ron Paul supporter from Green Bay.
Romney answered with a tersely emphatic: "No. Next question."
Hatch, who brought a camera with him to the event, had begun his query by attempting to read a passage that disparages dark-skinned people from Moses 7:8....
"Either he believes the Book of Mormon or he doesn't," Hatch said. "I think that's an important issue. He's going up against a black guy! He's going against Obama. This is a racial issue."
CNN doesn't correct the Obama supporter's falsely claim that Moses 7:8 is in the Book of Mormon. It isn't.
CNN's assertion that this verse disparages black people is very questionable. It states as a matter of history that early Canaanites attacked people around them, they got darker skin because the climate got hotter, and that people despised them for it. It has nothing to do with marriage and doesn't explain Mormon beliefs.
ABC, Washington Post, MSNBC, and Politico also falsely attributed the passage to the Book of Mormon. Other media recognized the misquote but not one single media reported that the Obama supporter made a false attribution.