In teasing a White House meeting on immigration, MSNBC and Fox News again aired footage of people apparently crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, despite the fact that such footage largely distorts the issue.
Sean Hannity advanced Liz Cheney's baseless suggestion that U.S. military personnel are administering Miranda warnings to detainees. In fact, the FBI -- not military personnel -- reportedly have been Mirandizing detainees in specific instances.
Bob Schieffer allowed John McCain to criticize President Obama's response to recent events in Iran but did not note any of the questionable comments McCain has made regarding Iran.
When considering what kind of platform to offer conservative commentators' criticism of President Obama's reaction to events in Iran, the media should remember these commentators' previous discredited claims, predictions, and analysis about other foreign policy issues, particularly the Iraq war.
Politico uncritically quoted Sen. Lamar Alexander stating, in reference to health care reform: "Washington takeover are two words we've been hearing a lot from the Obama Administration these days." But Obama has explicitly disavowed a "Washington takeover" of health care; it's GOP consultant Frank Luntz who's urged Republicans to use that phrase to attack Obama's plan.
Sean Hannity has devoted a total of one sentence over two editions of his Fox News show to the topic of the June 10 shooting of a security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Mara Liasson claimed that the AMA opposes a public plan as a component of health care reform. In fact, after being quoted in The New York Times saying that it opposed a public plan, the AMA backtracked.
After Sen. Jeff Sessions said he was "very troubled" by Judge Sonia Sotomayor's 2001 speech at Berkeley, Gretchen Carlson did not ask him why he didn't ask Sotomayor about it when he met with her the day before.
Several media figures falsely claimed an opinion piece on the Russian website PRAVDA On-line, which attacked President Obama for instigating an "American decent [sic] into Marxism," was published by the Russian newspaper Pravda, which is not related to PRAVDA On-line.