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January 20, 2012

Fake "CNN News Alert" Flies Through South Carolina, Claiming Gingrich Tried To Pressure a Wife into an Abortion

This stuff always happens in South Carolina. I don't know what it is about the state, but its political culture has a mantra: "I gotta be me."

It's not real. Just a late-stage South Carolina dumb dirty trick.

The email alert was sent from fake account made to look like a CNN breaking news email address: ""

"A source close to Marianne Gingrich tells CNN that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich forced her to abort a pregnancy conceived during the affair that preceeded her marriage to Gingrich," the fake email reads.

Marianne Gingrich, who went public this week with charges that Gingrich once asked her for an "open marriage" while he was having an extramarital affair, has not made that claim.

via @amyvrwc and @rchammnond

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