It's funny how this can work in any country. Some idiot says something untrue, vile, hateful, or bigoted, then a journalist, newsperson or blogger quotes them verbatim, with context and an outcry ensues. Then instead of apologizing and/or correcting the mistake, said idiot says "I was misquoted," or "It was taken out of context."
No, you're just an idiot.
The outcry here and here. Defense here.
American repeat offenders here, here, and here (among MANY others).