Politico's Ben Smith claimed that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton "chok[ed] up in a Portsmouth coffee shop, in response to a question about her hair." But Smith did not report that the question was about more than just Clinton's hair; as video of a portion of the exchange makes clear, the questioner also asked Clinton: "And my question is very personal, how do you do it? How do you, how do you keep upbeat and so wonderful?"
The New York Times and the Politico's Ben Smith misreported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's emotional remarks during a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Times reported that Clinton said, in part, "I have so many ideas for this country, I just don't want to see us fall backwards," while Smith reported that Clinton said: "I have so many opportunities for this country. I don't want to see us all fall back" [emphases added]. In fact, Clinton said, "You know, I have so many opportunities from this country" [emphasis added].