CNN, please define "regrets"

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As in the chron below from Tuesday's Sotomayor report: "GINGRICH REGRETS CALLING HER "RACIST"

Yes, in his online post Gingrich did walk back his "racist" claim, but he never expressed any kind of regret for calling the Supreme Court nominee a racist. In fact, Gingrich seemed to go out of his way not to apologize for making the incendiary, personal attack. Yet there was CNN yesterday, rushing to tell viewers that Gingrich had apologized; that he had expressed "regret."

UPDATE: ABC's The Note also claimed that Gingrich offered up an "apology." I could probably find three dozen more examples of flat-out false reporting like that. Why? Because the Beltway press wants to tell a certain tale, even if it's not true.

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