On ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos talked to Barack Obama a bit about his faith and the smears directed at him regarding his background. There’s a 13-second clip making the rounds that takes one particular comment out of context, so before anyone gets an email from a crazy relative saying, “I knew he was a secret Muslim!” I thought I’d post the portion of the interview in its fuller context.

One would like to think, at this point, even the most unhinged on the right would give up on this entire line of attack, but it seems old habits die hard.

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Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.