Right-wing media outlets pounced on unsubstantiated claims that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pre-screens the press' questions before his daily press briefings.
The Drudge Report is reframing a Senate vote on a border enforcement amendment to the Senate immigration bill as Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) blocking a "fix" to the border. In fact, the Senate bill as drafted already includes tougher border enforcement measures while the amendment Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) proposed continues an enforcement first policy that has been deemed ineffective.
On June 13, the Senate voted to table an amendment by Grassley which would have required strict border controls be in place before undocumented immigrants are able to begin the path to citizenship process.
The Drudge Report highlighted the vote using the headline, "Senate Fight: Reid Blocks Border Fix," and linked to a piece at Breitbart.com by Matthew Boyle that blamed Reid for killing the amendment:
Boyle highlighted Reid's decision to file a motion to table Grassley's amendment and said that Reid "made a move to formally kill" the amendment that would "require border security."
On his radio show, Matt Drudge stated that the former congressional page with whom former Rep. Mark Foley allegedly engaged in sexually explicit communications was "having fun with this" because the teenager used "[t]hese LOLs throughout the entire conversation, these 'laugh out louds.' "