Numerous media outlets that previously highlighted the controversy surrounding the hiring of two bloggers by the presidential campaign of John Edwards failed to note the criticism by the National Jewish Democratic Council of Mitt Romney's choice of venue for his presidential announcement.
Reporting on allegations by anonymous U.S. military officials that Iran is supplying explosively formed penetrators (EFPs) to Shiite fighters in Iraq, neither CBS' David Martin nor Fox News' Bret Baier mentioned that Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has reportedly said that he has seen no evidence directly linking the Iranian government to the EFPs in Iraq.
Jim Angle baselessly claimed that Joe Wilson had reported to the CIA that "the Iraqis had indeed tried, but failed" to obtain uranium from Niger. According to a CIA report, a former Nigerien prime minister had "interpreted" an offer to meet with Iraqis on "expanding commercial relations" to mean that "Iraq wanted to discuss uranium yellowcake sales." But the report indicates only that Wilson told the CIA of the former prime minister's interpretation and provides no evidence that Wilson endorsed that view himself.
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.