In their reports on subpoenas issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee over the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program, media outlets uncritically quoted the White House claim that "[i]t's unfortunate that congressional Democrats continue to choose the route of confrontation" to suggest that Democrats were solely responsible for the committee's action. In fact, three Republicans voted with the Democrats to approve the subpoenas.
Thirteen years after the publication of a New York Times article that made a false claim regarding President Bill Clinton's tenure as Arkansas governor, the online and Nexis versions of that article still do not include the correction.
In a profile of Rudy Giuliani, The New York Times called him "a commanding daddy of a candidate" and described him as "the father" when compared with other presidential candidates, bolstering the characterization of the Democratic and Republican parties as the "Mommy" and "Daddy" parties, respectively, when the paper itself has presented evidence to counter this view and has described it as a "cliché."
The Washington Post and The New York Times reported the Justice Department's assertion that during a conversation in March, Alberto Gonzales was not trying to influence Monica Goodling's memory of the circumstances surrounding the U.S. attorney firings. But neither the Post nor the Times noted that the occurrence of the conversation itself appears to contradict Gonzales' congressional testimony that he had not spoken about the firings with anyone involved.