While interviewing Sen. Jeff Sessions, Bill Hemmer minimized the reasons for the Senate's rejection of Sessions' 1986 federal district court nomination, saying that it resulted from "some criticism about some of your views regarding the NAACP."
Media figures have used President Obama's second overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East to stoke fears that he may be too close to the Muslim world or harbors a secret, anti-American agenda.
A Fox Nation headline falsely claimed that Attorney General Eric Holder "[s]ays" it is "[r]acist" to allow only citizens to vote in Georgia. In fact, the AP article Fox Nation linked to made clear that the Justice Department opposes Georgia's voter verification program because it illegally denies some citizens, and disproportionately minorities, the right to vote.
Pat Buchanan referenced Sonia Sotomayor's position in Ricci v. DeStefano while deriding her as a "quota queen" who "practices race-based justice." The issue in Ricci was not one of quotas, and the court said that it was bound by 2nd Circuit precedent to rule as it did in the case.
A Fox Nation headline advanced the falsehood that President Obama has not released a copy of his birth certificate.
Numerous conservative media figures have misrepresented remarks Judge Sonia Sotomayor made during a speech at Berkeley in 2001 to smear her as a racist and a bigot.
Bill Hemmer and Shannon Bream relied on anonymous sources to characterize Sonia Sotomayor as "domineering," "bogged down in marginal details," and "a bit of a bully."
Ignoring statements from military officials and reports, Chris Wallace suggested that the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay has not been used by terrorists as a "huge recruiting tool."
Numerous media figures have compared President Obama and his administration to the mafia, frequently referencing films and television shows such as The Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos.
Chuck Norris repeated the false claim that pedophiles could be protected under the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.