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Which president said ‘internets’?

The real question is, of two presidents who make the same flub about the internet, which one gets ridiculed and mocked, and which one gets a pass?

Obama Receives Little Flak for ‘Internets’ Gaffe
July 7, 2011 by Aubrey Vaughan

Hailed for his engagement with the online world and being cutting edge for hosting a Twitter town hall, President Barack Obama made quite the gaffe at his town hall yesterday, calling the internet, “internets,” the same mistake for which former President George W. Bush was widely mocked following a 2004 presidential debate.

The flub, which Obama quickly corrected, came while he was discussing the importance of bringing the internet to classrooms, but the president has received little media flack for his slip-up.

Obama’s use of the word “internets” came after a question on the failure of public school systems.

We do have to make sure that there are computers in a computer age inside classrooms and that they work and that there’s Internets that are actually — there are Internet connections that actually function.

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