FNC Says Bill Richardson Is Running For President; NM Gov. Bristles At Report

By Brian 

“New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Tells FOX News He’s Running for President” was the headline on FOXNews.com yesterday. But it’s now been changed to “New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: ‘I Am Running’ in 2008,” and Richardson’s camp is denying FNC’s report.

“The simple truth is the governor made no announcement,” Richardson’s spokesperson told CNN, adding: “We are disappointed the FOX reporter took the governor’s response to a hypothetical question out of context.”

FNC correspondent Carl Cameron conducted the interview. He elicited the “I am running” line in a discussion about Richardson’s Hispanic heritage. “I am Hispanic, which I believe is an asset,” Richardson said. “But I’m not running as an Hispanic, I am running as an American who is proud to be Hispanic.” FOXNews.com has more… (via FishbowlDC)