So you agree that the press can use people's words against them but you won't give Bulger the benefit of the doubt that the way his words were portrayed in the press, don't give justice to what he was trying to say? That's where I say you're being contradictory. I'm not saying you're contradictory all the time. You usually take a hard line on a subject, for better or worse.
I was just trying to explain why he said what he said and then had to basically come out and calm the waters. Probably, as I see it, he made the statement a little stronger than he meant to, or at least, did not realize how it could be used against him (and if you are interviewed by the press, then, you want to know how your words can be used against you, and adjust accordingly)