Hume corrected false claim that elder Bush never criticized Clinton

On September 21, Fox News Washington managing editor Brit Hume corrected a false claim he made two nights earlier: that in contrast with President Clinton, President George H.W. Bush did not “criticize the sitting president and his administration.” The correction came a day after Media Matters for America published an item highlighting Hume's error; contrary to Hume's original assertion, the elder Bush repeatedly criticized Clinton's domestic and foreign policy while Clinton was in office.

From the September 21 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Brit Hume:

HUME: Two nights ago on this program, we said that, in attacking President Bush on Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and the budget, former president Clinton did something that Bush's father did not do, and that is to criticize his successor. That was incorrect. While the first President Bush did so rarely, he did criticize President Clinton and his administration several times, including on his Haiti and Somalia policies. We stand corrected and regret the error.