Anybody who's studied the Bible--or who's had something they say be misrepresented--knows the importance of taking things in context. As all seminarians are taught in hermeneutics (Bible interpretation), "Context is king!" Or, more wittily, "A text without a context is a pretext for a prooftext."
Probably at least half (but who's counting?) of the "Bible contradictions" that today's anti-God-botherers like to go on about can be resolved simply by examining the verses in their proper context (grammatical, textual, or historical). They've heard that line, of course, and more than once I've seen them reply, "That's just a rationalization! How much can changing the context really alter the plain meaning of the words?"
Enter Barack Obama and Jay Leno.
Two unlikely folks to bring into a discussion on hermeneutics, you might think, but watch this. In a hilarious bit that was arguably the highlight of the new Jay Leno Show premiere, Jay appropriated some clips from a recent TV interview with the president and simply changed the context a bit to make his own "interview"--some pure comic gold. Watch for yourself, and, between your guffaws and your rolling around on the floor, consider how much difference a change in context can really make:
@MC_Shann@xanga - Yes, the guilt can be lavishly spread around to every 'color'/class of humanity---it is endemic, no matter how hard one tries to eradicate it! Humans constantly mis-communicate--sometimes intentionally! LAW--
@When_We_Were_Both_Cats@xanga - The question here is simply what the text really says and means, so yes, they (and anyone else) have to demonstrate that their interpretation is the most accurate reading of the text. Every scholar does that. See any commentary for examples.
(Whether it happened is a separate question that we can't answer until we determine what event we're actually talking about.)