Dick Morris asserted that the Bush administration fired eight U.S. attorneys "because they wouldn't prosecute voter fraud and other crimes." In fact, two of the fired prosecutors have said that they investigated such allegations, but found insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution or a grand-jury investigation.
On Fox News Watch, Cal Thomas asserted that questions surrounding the Bush administration's firing of eight U.S. attorneys "didn't surface in October " because "the left in the media -- but I repeat myself -- had enough scandal going with Mark Foley and a bunch of other stuff, they didn't need this." In fact, by October 2006, only one of the U.S. attorneys had been dismissed; the other seven were not dismissed until December 7, 2006, a month after the November midterm elections.
On Special Report, Brit Hume suggested that a Los Angeles Times article about Sen. Barack Obama's "personal background in both Christianity and Islam" as a child in Indonesia contradicted Obama's previous statements. In fact, both the claim that Obama "took Muslim religious classes in school" and the claim that he "was registered as a Muslim" in primary school were previously known, and neither contradicts what Obama has said on the issue of his religion.
On Fox News Live, E.D. Hill asserted that "it sounded like" former CIA operative Valerie Plame's testimony to a House committee was "completely skirting the issue of whether she still fell under those rules of being considered covert" when her identity was leaked. In fact, Plame specifically testified that she was "covert" until Robert Novak publicly revealed her identity in a 2003 column.
Mara Liasson falsely claimed that the Bush administration's "interim" U.S. attorney appointees "couldn't stay there" without Senate confirmation. In fact, a law enacted as part of the renewal of the USA Patriot Act does allow an "interim" U.S. attorney to serve indefinitely without Senate confirmation.