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Fact-Checking Matthews

From last night’s Hardball:

MATTHEWS:  Do you believe that—do you believe in creationism or evolution?  She believes in evolution, not in creation—she believes in creationism, not evolution.  Do you believe that?  Do you think what you were taught…

FactCheck.org:

Palin has not pushed for teaching creationism in Alaska’s schools. She has said that students should be allowed to “debate both sides” of the evolution question, but she also said creationism “doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.”

And a nuanced statement:

MATTHEWS:  Well, John McCain, in giving I thought a rather good acceptance speech, never mentioned the name President Bush, which I thought was interesting, nor, I think, did he mention the word Republican much at all.

McCain’s speech:

I’m grateful to the President for leading us in those dark days following the worst attack on American soil in our history, and keeping us safe from another attack many thought was inevitable.

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