National Public Radio aired an apology and retraction more than one year after insinuating that a Christian political lobby group could be the culprit behind deadly anthrax-laced letters sent to Sens. Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy.
Andrea Lafferty, executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, told WorldNetDaily that the issue has been resolved "amicably," and her group had no further comment.
As WorldNetDaily reported, NPR's David Kestenbaum said in a Jan. 22, 2002, broadcast on the FBI's probe of the anthrax attacks that "one group who had a gripe" with the Democratic leaders is the Washington, D.C.-based Traditional Values Coalition. However, Kestenbaum offered no evidence that the Christian group was a target of the investigation, citing only an August 2001 press release by TVC that criticized the senators for a policy decision.