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Friday, April 17, 2009
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Media Matters notes an April 15 article by Edwin Mora carrying the misleading headline, "Georgetown Says it Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request." In fact, as the article itself points out, the White House requested that Georgetown "cover up all signs and symbols" on the stage -- not solely the name of Jesus.

Newsmax peddled the same distortion: An April 16 article by Dan Weil asserted that "The White House had a monogram that symbolizes the name of Jesus hidden from the backdrop of a speech President Obama gave at Georgetown University Tuesday," even though he offers no evidence that the White House specifically asked for that symbol to be covered and he even states that "The White House requested that all university signs and symbols behind the stage be concealed" -- and therefore contradicts Weil's lead paragraph.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:35 AM EDT

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