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Friday, December 1, 2006
Shocker: CNS Debunks *Conservative* Talking Point

Now, here's something you don't see every day: the ConWeb debunking an emerging-but-false conservative talking point.

A Dec. 1 article by Randy Hall rather definitively shoots down the claim that newly elected Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, would be sworn into the House with his hand on a copy of the Koran, correctly pointing out that no member of Congress is officially sworn in with their hand on any book, including the Bible, and that the Constitution specifically prohibits a "religious test" for holding office.

This is all the more surprising because, as we've noted, Hall was CNS' point man for conservative attacks on John Murtha, has forwarded other conservative attacks, and has otherwise sought to promote conservative talking points and bash liberal ones.

Posted by Terry K. at 5:20 PM EST

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