Think Progress Ambushed by Facts
4:25 PM, Oct 16, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Center for American Progress's Amanda Terkel issues this apology for writing that Rush Limbaugh praised slavery and wanted Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassin to get a posthumous Medal of Honor:
Also, a CNN staffer emailed this morning to say that "Rick Sanchez had planned to make an on-air apology during his show at 3pm yesterday, but due to breaking news it was pre-empted." On Twitter last night, Sanchez said it was "our bad" for not confirming the Rush-loved-slavery quote.
Here is the statement the Sanchez read on air today:
Update: Note the odd line sourcing the quote to a "book largely about conservatives." That's technically true. It was found in a book that trashes conservatives: 101 People Who Are Really Screwing Up America by left-winger Jack Huberman. It was not found in conservative Bernard Goldberg's 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America, as CNN claimed today.