Several media outlets reporting on the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote to authorize subpoenas of senior White House officials to force on-the-record testimony in the U.S. attorney investigation suggested that the vote fell along partisan lines. In fact, Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican, went on record with an "aye" vote in favor of subpoenas.
A Washington Post article previewing Al Gore's congressional testimony noted that Congress would also hear testimony from "skeptics" on global warming such as Bjorn Lomborg, a "political scientist" at the Copenhagen Business School. The article discussed Lomborg's views on global warming and his book on the issue, but did not mention that the book has been discredited by several well-known environmental specialists.
During an online chat at washingtonpost.com about the recent firings of U.S. attorneys, Stuart Gerson was identified simply as "acting attorney general at the start of the Clinton administration," a position he held for less than two months. Washingtonpost.com completely obscured the fact that Gerson was a Republican appointee and part of the George W. Bush transition team.