Don’t Jump To Conclusions

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January 9, 2011 8:59 a.m.

A lot of attention has been paid today to a Fox News report about what was originally described as a leaked “DHS memo” that tied Jared Loughner to an anti-immigration, racist group called American Renaissance.

But Fox has walked back its initial description of the memo as coming from the Department of Homeland Security. Now it uses a labored description: “a law enforcement memo based on information provided by DHS.”

That’s not the same thing as a DHS memo, and it suggests somewhat less certainty about whether Loughner’s reference to the group in his internet ramblings is getting special attention from law enforcement.

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