Without noting the flaws critics have cited in Rudy Giuliani's supervision of the post-9-11 cleanup, Newsweek, in its cover story on the former mayor, baselessly suggested that "[i]t is hard to imagine" Giuliani "botching the response to Katrina in the way President Bush did." Similarly, on MSNBC, the magazine's managing editor, Jon Meacham, echoed the article, saying, "[I]t's almost impossible to imagine a President Giuliani botching something like Katrina."
In its cover story for the March 12 issue, Newsweek suggested that Rudy Giuliani has not been a "staunch advoca[te]" of a troop increase, despite reports that Giuliani has repeatedly endorsed the Iraq war and President Bush's troop increase. Similarly, New York Times columnist Frank Rich alleged that Giuliani had not been a "cheerleader" for Bush's decision to invade Iraq.
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The Washington Post ran a report on "interviews and financial disclosure statements filed by" Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on its front page. By contrast, the Post published an article about Sen. John McCain's financial disclosure statements on Page A6 and a report on Rudy Giuliani's lucrative speaking fees on Page A8.
CNN's Bill Schneider said that Rudy Giuliani "seems to be modifying his views ever so slightly," including on abortion rights. But Schneider did not mention Giuliani's recent shift on "partial-birth abortion" or his reported reversal on abortion rights in general in 1989.