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Sunday, July 30, 2006
NewsMax Wrong About Muskie
Topic: Newsmax

In its July 30 "Insider Report" (not yet posted online), NewsMax makes a false claim about former congressman Edmund Muskie.

In an "Insider Report" item bashing the Center for National Policy for giving its Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award to Rep. John Murtha -- thus casting a shadow on its claim to be a "non-partisan, non-profit” organization -- NewsMax claimed that Muskie was "the vice presidential running mate of ultra-liberal George McGovern." 

In fact, Thomas Eagleton and Sargent Shriver were McGovern's vice presidential running mates in 1972; Muskie ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1972 but withdrew after being perceived as crying while launching a defense of his wife after New Hampshire's Manchester Union Leader printed an article attacking her.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:09 PM EDT

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