CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Carol Costello drew an analogy between the French presidential election and a possible 2008 matchup between Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, misleadingly suggesting that the victory of "law-and-order, plain-talking conservative" Nicolas Sarkozy in France bodes well for Giuliani -- whose actual record on security issues has come under considerable criticism -- and referring to Clinton as a "liberal woman" who is similar to Sarkozy's opponent, the socialist Ségolène Royal.
On Hannity & Colmes, Dick Morris claimed that "MSNBC biased [the Republican candidates] debate against" Rudy Giuliani, and that Chris Matthews, who was one of the debate's moderators, had participated in "a deliberate act by Politico.com and MSNBC ... to hurt Rudy." Morris also stated that Matthews "decided to gut Rudy Giuliani because he's the one that can most likely beat the Republicans." At no point did Morris mention that Matthews has previously showered praise on Giuliani and other Republican presidential hopefuls.
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On Hardball, Chris Matthews asked, "So, why do people think [Rudy Giuliani] did serve well and perform well, as the leader of New York, during that crisis [9-11]? Why do people think that?" In fact, Matthews himself has repeatedly reinforced the notion of Giuliani's purported heroism on 9-11, calling him a "hero," "gutsy," and "tough."