Gaffes

Ignorant Questions to Gov. Bobby Jindal: Converting to Christianity = Rejecting Family Values?

Deborah Solomon to La. Gov. Bobby Jindal: "If the Republican Party bills itself as the party of family values, what should we make of the fact that you rejected the name your parents gave you, ...

Pushing Another Left-Wing Anti-War Dud

Anti-Bush author Ron Suskind's anecdote about a "forged letter," allegedly used by Bush to establish a Saddam-9/11 link, is very likely a phony story in itself.

Obama's Not in Kansas Anymore - And Never Was

Alessandra Stanley noted praise of "Obama's hardscrabble Kansas roots," but Obama had never even been to his grandfather's hometown in Kansas until this year.

A Double Standard on "Smears"

The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Willie Horton ad fall under the "smear" category, but the NAACP's 2000 attack on George W. Bush doesn't.

Bumiller Czechs Up on Old John McCain "Gaffe," Raises Age Issue

Bumiller raises the age issue and recycles her own old attacks on McCain: "Mr. McCain has made a number of verbal gaffes in recent months, including referring three times to Czechoslovakia, a ...

Oh Boy: Columnist Bob Herbert Seeing "Phallic Symbols" in McCain Ad

It's going to be a long campaign.

NYT's Powell Claims McCain Camp Started Race Card "Furor"

"Senator Barack Obama is a man of few rhetorical stumbles..."? Michael Powell's front-page report on Obama and the race card gets off to a bad start.

McCain "Tarred" Obama as "Dr. No" - But NYT Called Coburn the Same Thing

Two days after running the front-page headline, "Democrats Try to Break Grip Of the Senate's Flinty Dr. No," the Times criticizes McCain for calling Obama "Dr. No" and for his "misleading" ...

"Archconservative" Sen. Tom Coburn Is the NYT's New "Dr. No"

One of reporter Carl Hulse's descriptions of Sen. Tom Coburn may have been even too liberally slanted for the Times. Meanwhile, Ted Kennedy is again simply a "Democrat of Massachusetts."

Reporter Hammers Bush's "Rigid," "With-Us-Or-Against-Us Presidency"

Patrick Healy cites words of wisdom from John Kerry to explain why voters have turned to senators: "Maybe what John Kerry...called the 'stubbornness' and 'rigidity' of the Bush administration has ...
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