What constitutes what person says?
The word of a person is what they say or write! It is not what people think they said or wrote, it is not what people wanted them to say or write, it is not what people articulate they said or wrote nor the articles that explain what they said or wrote! The word of a person is nothing more than the word which they spoke or wrote!
Is what a person said, but mostly paraphrased, what they in fact said? Of course not! If it has been altered in any way, it is not what they said. Also, a commentary on what they said, is not what they, in fact said! And, for someone to correctly explain or attempt to condemn what they said or wrote one must know the context of why they said what they said or wrote.
It is wise not to project one’s conclusions to what a person said or wrote as being what the person meant by what he said or wrote, until you know the context of what the person said or wrote.