From the March 24 edition of ABC News' This Week With George Stephanopoulos:
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I noted last week that Sen. Joe Lieberman's foreign policy blunder -- in which he joined Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham in sending a letter to President Obama asking him to halt the transfer of six Guantanamo detainees to Yemen, despite the fact that the transfer had already occurred -- was unlikely to be greeted by the kind of media mockery that such a blunder by a liberal would receive.
[C]onservative senators who were among the lead cheerleaders for the Iraq war can screw something like this up, and you won't hear a peep about Joe Lieberman and John McCain not having the foggiest idea what they're talking about.
Indeed, Lieberman appeared on yesterday's broadcast of ABC's This Week, where Lieberman talked about transferring Gitmo detainees to Yemen. And yet guest host Terry Moran politely avoided any mention of Lieberman's error earlier in the week.
On Nightline, Terry Moran reported, "The Obamas got the home [their house in Chicago] for $300,000 below the original asking price. To critics and even some friends, it looks like a sweetheart deal." Moran later added that Obama's campaign "insists that the Obamas' purchase and the Rezko purchase were not contingent on each other and were made at fair-market prices." But Moran cited no one saying the home purchase "looks like a sweetheart deal" and did not note that, according to Bloomberg News, "[t]he couple who sold Barack Obama his Chicago home said the Illinois senator's $1.65 million bid 'was the best offer' and they didn't cut their asking price because a campaign donor bought their adjacent land, according to e-mails between Obama's presidential campaign and the seller."
On ABC's Nightline, co-anchor Terry Moran characterized "the U.S. claim that Saddam Hussein's regime had weapons of mass destruction" as "a total intelligence failure at the CIA." In fact, while much of the intelligence produced by the CIA before the Iraq war was indeed faulty, many of the Bush administration's most dramatic prewar claims had been called into question by the CIA or other intelligence agencies.