A Washington Post article on Sen. Hillary Clinton's failure to disclose to the Senate her role in the Clinton Family Foundation -- co-written by John Solomon, a reporter with a history of sloppy and misleading reports on Democrats' financial dealings -- omitted key information, which, combined with the article's length and prominent front-page, above-the-fold placement, resulted in the baseless suggestion that there is something untoward about the foundation and the Clintons' motivations in establishing it.
Disregarding its own reporting, The Washington Post uncritically reported the White House's claim that "the United States went [into Iraq in March 2003] as a multinational force under United Nations authorization to take military action against Iraq." In fact, days before the invasion, the Bush administration failed to obtain the votes necessary from the U.N. Security Council clearly authorizing new military action against Iraq.
The Washington Post ran a report on "interviews and financial disclosure statements filed by" Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on its front page. By contrast, the Post published an article about Sen. John McCain's financial disclosure statements on Page A6 and a report on Rudy Giuliani's lucrative speaking fees on Page A8.
CNN and MSNBC are among the latest media outlets to suggest that the term "slow bleed" was the Democrats' description of Rep. John Murtha's strategy in dealing with the administration on Iraq. In fact, the term has been embraced by Republicans to attack Democrats after it appeared in a Politico article.
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.