New York Times Admits Breitbart Nailed Scott Walker ‘Nativist’ Story

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From the New York Times:

Last Wednesday, Stephen Moore, a scholar at the Heritage Foundation who is an outspoken supporter of an immigration overhaul, described a recent telephone call with Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, in which he said Mr. Walker had assured him he had not completely renounced his earlier support for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

“‘I’m not going nativist, I’m pro-immigration,’” Mr. Walker said, according to Mr. Moore’s account of the call to a reporter for The New York Times.

On Sunday, after three days of pressure from Mr. Walker’s aides, Mr. Moore said that he had “misspoken” when recounting his call with Mr. Walker — and that the call had never actually taken place.

Mr. Walker’s advisers contacted Mr. Moore about his comments in The Times article that afternoon, one of them said the following day. Walker aides were also apparently receiving inquiries from the conservative Breitbart News website, which on Friday night posted an article in which Mr. Moore recanted his account of the conversation with Mr. Walker.

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