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Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Topic: The ConWeb
Both WorldNetDaily and NewsMax are flogging MSNBC's Chris Matthews' complaint that a Democratic fact sheet about Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is somehow racially inflammatory because it notes that as a prosecutor, Alito failed to obtain convictions against Italian mob figures. Alito is of Italian descent.

One thing you won't find in those stories: actual evidence of this alleged racism, i.e., what the fact sheet actually says. That's because it doesn't support Matthews' accusation.

Tim Chapman of Townhall has posted the talking points at issue. The word "Italian" doesn't even appear. If there's an ethnic slur here, we couldn't find it.

Don't expect WND or NewsMax to set the record straight; telling the truth about non-conservatives isn't one of their strong points.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:11 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, November 1, 2005 12:14 AM EST

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