Friday, November 02, 2007

Your Liberal Media

Amazing how it works.

As Media Matters for America documented, a November 1 article in the print edition of The Hill newspaper falsely claimed that "Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) skipped an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing Wednesday [October 31] that she called for earlier this year" and that Clinton "was nowhere to be seen at Wednesday's hearing." The same day, The Hill posted a correction on its website, acknowledging that Clinton had, in fact, "attended and asked questions" at the hearing.

The article, by reporter Alexander Bolton, quoted what it said was a "strong rebuke" of Clinton's absence by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). However, as Media Matters noted, the Inhofe quote was identical to a quote attributed to Inhofe by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on July 26.