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Thursday, February 08, 2007
Edwards not firing controversial bloggers
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Saying he believes in "giving everyone a fair shake," former Sen. John Edwards indicated Thursday he would not fire two of his campaign's bloggers, despite calls from a Catholic group that they be dismissed for blog entries the group viewed as anti-Catholic.

"The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte's and Melissa McEwen's posts personally offended me," Edwards, referring to the two bloggers, said in a statement. "It's not how I talk to people, and it's not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people."

"But I also believe in giving everyone a fair shake," Edwards added. "I've talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone's faith, and I take them at their word."

The two bloggers recently hired by the campaign drew fire from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights for posts they had written on their independent blogs.

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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