In a profile of Rudy Giuliani, The New York Times called him "a commanding daddy of a candidate" and described him as "the father" when compared with other presidential candidates, bolstering the characterization of the Democratic and Republican parties as the "Mommy" and "Daddy" parties, respectively, when the paper itself has presented evidence to counter this view and has described it as a "cliché."
The Washington Post and The New York Times reported the Justice Department's assertion that during a conversation in March, Alberto Gonzales was not trying to influence Monica Goodling's memory of the circumstances surrounding the U.S. attorney firings. But neither the Post nor the Times noted that the occurrence of the conversation itself appears to contradict Gonzales' congressional testimony that he had not spoken about the firings with anyone involved.
A New York Times article on the Bush administration's attempt to hire a "war czar" reported that national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley "is interviewing candidates, including military generals," for the "new high-profile job," but not that several retired generals have reportedly turned the administration down. At least three retired four-star generals have reportedly declined to be considered for the position, and The Washington Post has reported that one of the generals declined because those in the Bush administration currently in charge of the Iraq war's conduct "don't know where the hell they're going."