Gaffes

"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 ...

"Grumpy," Gaffe-Prone McCain vs. Obama's "Tone Poems" in Berlin

"On Thursday evening in a glittering Berlin, cheered by as many as 200,000 people, Mr. Obama delivered a tone poem to American and European ideals and shared history. In contrast, just before he ...

McCain's "Sometimes Hapless" Efforts to Showcase His Foreign Policy Cred

"Mr. McCain also displayed the bumpy and sometimes hapless nature of his own effort to prove that he is the candidate with the sterling foreign policy credentials."

The Times Makes Up More Myths About Liberal Hero Max Cleland

Did Max Cleland really lose "his bid for a second term in 2002 after a Republican television advertisement depicted him as unpatriotic." Watch the ad for yourself and decide.

Child Killer or Brave Anti-Israel Fighter? Times Leaves It Open for Debate

"Samir Kuntar will return to a hero's welcome when he crosses into Lebanon this week, 29 years after he left its shores in a rubber dinghy to kidnap Israelis....That raid went horribly wrong, ...

On "False and Misleading" Statements, Campaign Blame Falls Mainly on McCain

Jim Rutenberg: "'If the dialogue becomes too elevated, I'll have to retire,' said Brooks Jackson, the FactCheck.org director. 'So far, no danger there.' The group has had a particularly busy ...

Phil Gramm Attacks Media-Peddled Economic Misery, NYT Lashes Back

John Broder: "Mr. Gramm, in an interview with the Washington Times, seemed to minimize the financial pain being felt by millions of American families."

Big News: Obama's Seen Lots of States

Twelve-hundred words in the Times on Obama's expanding horizons: "The presidential campaign has not only given the country a chance to meet Mr. Obama. It has also given Mr. Obama a chance to meet ...

McCain Speeches Are "YouTube Fodder" - But Obama Never Makes Gaffes?

Another story on McCain's verbal gaffes - but the Times has yet to mention Obama's claim to have visited 57 states, or any of his other odd statements.
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