In their reports on Sen. Pete Domenici's acknowledgement that he had called former New Mexico U.S. attorney David Iglesias in October 2006 to ask about the status of an investigation into a Democratic state senator, The New York Times and National Public Radio did not mention Domenici's original claim that he "ha[d] no idea" what Iglesias was "talking about."
The New York Times and National Public Radio's Juan Williams, during his interview with President Bush, failed to address the recurring pattern by Bush and other Republicans of employing the proper noun "Democrat" as an adjective -- an oft-used Republican slur.
In introducing her interview with Rep. Frank Wolf, National Public Radio's Deborah Amos stated that, after his 2005 trip to Iraq, Wolf "decided the [Iraq] war was not going well," and "came up with the idea for an independent panel to analyze U.S. policy," which "became the Baker-Hamilton Study Group." In fact, shortly after his return, Wolf wrote an official trip report and an op-ed in which he stressed that "real progress is being made [in Iraq], despite the ongoing security concerns."
In reporting on recent speeches by Sen. John McCain, National Public Radio's Mara Liasson uncritically reported his argument that "his brand of maverick conservatism ... is what voters are looking for now" and asserted that the "role of independent and moderate voters" in the midterm elections "reinforces McCain's appeal as a general election candidate." She did not mention that McCain is at odds with a majority of voters on Iraq -- including most independents -- who disapprove of the war and favor some type of U.S. troop withdrawal.