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On Twitter, CNN's Rick Sanchez Retracts Limbaugh Smear

11:59 PM, Oct 15, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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It looks like CNN has been so busy the past 24 hours running news stories on its website and on air about Meghan McCain's existential Twitter crisis, that Rick Sanchez's own Twitter page was only place where he could find the space to issue a mealy-mouthed apology for falsely attributing a racist quote to Rush Limbaugh.

Sanchez Tweets this evening:

i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad.

What courage. It only took three days following his initial report and the Huffington Post to retract the quote first for Sanchez to admit "our bad"--of course, not before slamming Rush as "inexcusably divisive."

Does Sanchez really think it's okay to falsely smear a man as a lover of slavery on national TV and then not issue a full apology and retraction on national TV?

HT: Allahpundit