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.
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Melanie Morgan, Lee Rodgers, Rush Limbaugh, and John Gibson all forwarded the accusation made by a website controlled by Rev. Sun Myung Moon that Sen. Hillary Clinton was responsible for spreading information linking Sen. Barack Obama to a madrassa, or Muslim school. None of the four cited any evidence, other than the article, that Clinton was responsible for promoting the madrassa story, and the article cited no one by name.
The mainstream media have yet to report on the story of a blogger whose website was shut down after he began spotlighting inflammatory rhetoric common to several talk radio hosts on KSFO, an ABC Radio-owned station in San Francisco.
Wolf Blitzer attributed the "raging controversy" over Rep.-elect Keith Ellison's reported intention to use a copy of the Quran in his swearing-in ceremony to Ellison rather than those who have denounced Ellison.