On CNN, Howard Kurtz suggested that no Republican presidential candidate has hired "conservative bloggers who have said some outrageous things." In doing so, Kurtz overlooked Sen. John McCain's hiring of conservative blogger Patrick Hynes, who has made numerous inflammatory statements regarding religion and Democrats.
Lou Dobbs asserted that the military aircraft used by former Speaker Dennis Hastert would be able to fly current Speaker Nancy Pelosi "coast to coast." But the day before, CNN host Wolf Blitzer reported that it is possible that Hastert's plane could "fly coast to coast without refueling, but that would also depend on multiple factors, including winds, payloads, and reserve fuel requirements."
On The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer correctly noted on several occasions that John Edwards' proposal for universal health care would raise taxes for only people making more than $200,000 per year. Nevertheless, at one point Blitzer told viewers that Edwards plans to "raise your taxes," suggesting the average viewer.
In a report on the use of a military plane to fly the House speaker, CNN's Lou Dobbs falsely claimed that Nancy Pelosi can travel nonstop from Washington to California, where her home district is located, "in the plane that [Dennis] Hastert was using." In fact, according to reports, the jet Hastert used did not have the fuel capacity to make nonstop, cross-country trips.
On The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer did not challenge the undersecretary of state for political affairs, Nicholas Burns, when he stated that there is "incontrovertible evidence that the Iranians have been giving very sophisticated explosive technology to Shia insurgent groups" in Iraq. In particular, he did not mention that a dossier detailing the evidence to which Burns referred was delayed reportedly due to concerns within the government that it may not be strong enough.