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 and MSNBC are among the latest media outlets to suggest that the term "slow bleed" was the Democrats' description of Rep. John Murtha's strategy in dealing with the administration on Iraq. In fact, the term has been embraced by Republicans to attack Democrats after it appeared in a Politico article.
In reporting that William Donohue had criticized John Edwards for retaining two campaign bloggers despite their purportedly "anti-Catholic" writings, The New York Times failed to mention Donohue's own history of bigoted comments. A Washington Post article on the issue reported that Media Matters for America "cast [Donohue's] comments as purely partisan," when, in fact, Media Matters faulted the media for ignoring Donohue's extensive record of bigoted statements and of tolerating and excusing bigotry from conservatives.
The Associated Press, Fox News' Major Garrett, ABC's Jake Tapper, and The Washington Post's Peter Baker all reported or suggested that Senate Democrats wanted to limit debate on an Iraq resolution to two proposals and not include a third proposal by Republican Sen. Judd Gregg. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said during debate on the Senate floor that he had offered to schedule an up-or-down vote on all three resolutions but "was turned down" by the Republican leadership.
In a graphic titled "Dissonance in the Senate," The Washington Post purported to distinguish between four groups of members, including "The President's Men," who "back the president to the hilt" and the "Disillusioned Believers," "[l]ed by Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman," who are "vexed by what these senators see as a mismanaged war plagued by mistakes" and "want to extract a price."