Reporters press McCain over Hagee endorsement.


Yesterday, ThinkProgress highlighted a recent interview by Pastor John Hagee, in which he declared that New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina because it was “planning a sinful” “homosexual rally.” We wondered, “will reporters ask whether [McCain] agrees with Hagee’s belief that the devastated city was cursed because of a gay pride parade?” Today, they did. Both NBC Nightly News and CNN aired segments on McCain’s attempts to distance himself from Hagee. But as NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reported, “McCain did not reject the Hagee endorsement, but denounced the pastor’s words.” Watch a compilation:

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