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Wolf Blitzer Apologizes For 'Dept. of Jihad' Text On CNN

First Posted: 05/05/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:45 PM ET

Wolf Blitzer

CNN's Wolf Blitzer has apologized for using chyron text that seemed to question the loyalties of the Department of Justice.

On Thursday, CNN broadcast text that read "HAPPENING NOW, DEPARTMENT OF JIHAD?" and "Are Justice Department Lawyers Disloyal?" as part of its coverage of an ad by Liz Cheney that suggests that because the DOJ hired lawyers who have represented accused terrorists, the department is sympathetic to terrorists.

On Friday, Blitzer apologized for the graphic and called DOJ lawyers "patriotic."

"CNN had no intention of suggesting that the Justice Department supports terrorism. Lawyers at the Justice Department are patriotic Americans and we certainly regret any confusion that may have been caused by our graphic."

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Filed by T.J. Ortenzi  |