Michael Calderone's Blog - Politico.com
- Yesterday, liberal blog Think Progress published an explosive and "EXCLUSIVE" charge that John McCain had plagiarized from a1996 speech by Adm. Timothy Ziemer.Now Think Progress takes it back.Think Progress had gotten a tip and searched Nexis to verify the scoop. But it never contacted the campaign. From the explanation: "After we published the post, the McCain campaign contacted us and pointed to a speech given by the senator in 1995, which appears on McCain's Senate site. Once again the left tries to bring down a republican with lies.