Media Matters has taken NBC Political Director Chuck Todd to task for misleading statements he made on Hardball with Chris Matthews yesterday. According to their website, Mr. Todd referred to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as the most liberal in the nation, claiming that its justices want to do away with the Pledge of Allegiance. This as Media Matters points out is categorically false. The case in reference here was Newdow v. U.S. Congress, in which a three-judge panel deemed that the phrase “under God” was a violation of the Establishment Clause. The court made no other assertions about the pledge.
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