This is as clear an example of journalistic malpractice as I can think of.
Basically, Dana Milbank, writing for the Washington Post, butchered a quote from Obama that expressed humility in the face of the adulation he receives (it's "not about me at all") to make it seem like the exact opposite ("I have become a symbol..."). Milbank's never been one to let the truth get in the way of the story he wants to tell, but this is particularly egregious. Crap like this is why newspapers are in such trouble today. Well, that and Craigslist.