On Hannity & Colmes, Dick Morris claimed that "MSNBC biased [the Republican candidates] debate against" Rudy Giuliani, and that Chris Matthews, who was one of the debate's moderators, had participated in "a deliberate act by Politico.com and MSNBC ... to hurt Rudy." Morris also stated that Matthews "decided to gut Rudy Giuliani because he's the one that can most likely beat the Republicans." At no point did Morris mention that Matthews has previously showered praise on Giuliani and other Republican presidential hopefuls.
On Fox News, Bill O'Reilly alleged a sinister link between Media Matters for America and Sen. Ted Kennedy. Discussing an email he said he received from Kennedy's office, O'Reilly said: "So, obviously, Kennedy sent that thing to us and shot it over to Media Matters." In fact, Media Matters cites materials from a variety of places as relevant, though in this case, it did not "duplicate" an email from Kennedy's office, but rather debunked an assertion O'Reilly made by providing transcript and video from a 2006 edition of The O'Reilly Factor and pointing to a 2006 fact sheet from Kennedy's office regarding immigration.