A Time magazine article claimed that "several diplomatic sources" who worked on the Northern Ireland peace talks "say that the women's groups" with whom Hillary Clinton engaged during the process "were not nearly as pivotal to the process as Hillary's backers maintain" and that former Sen. George Mitchell was "much more involved in those efforts." But the article failed to mention that Mitchell has said that Clinton's statements regarding her role in the peace process "are generally accurate to the extent that they have been relayed to me."
On Hardball, Time magazine assistant managing editor Michael Duffy asserted that "for the last 25 years, Democrats have done everything they can to alienate religious voters, faith-minded voters" and that "[t]hey did it to woo a secular left that they thought didn't want to have anything to do with that." But given that some 90 percent of Americans say that they believe in God (according to polling, which has been consistent over many years), and given that in the last 25 years, Americans have elected a Democrat to two presidential terms, and a second won the popular vote, a substantial number of religious voters must be voting for Democrats.
On the August 27 Chris Matthews Show, panelists Elisabeth Bumiller, Howard Fineman, and Michael Duffy failed to note Sen. John McCain's history of conflicting statements on President Bush's Iraq policy and on Donald Rumsfeld's performance as secretary of defense.
Offering little evidence, while ignoring mounting evidence of dissent within the Bush administration as well as its contradictory attempts to explain President Bush's warrantless domestic spying program, Time's Michael Duffy and Mike Allen both claimed that, in Duffy's words, Bush has "put ... to bed" the controversy.