Wednesday, August 25, 2004

New York Times caught again

From Brit Hume at Fox News:
The New York Times reports today that after President Bush condemned the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad and all other ads by so-called 527 groups, "The White House quickly moved to insist that Mr. Bush had not meant in any way to single out the advertisement run by the veterans opposed to Mr. Kerry."
The Times names Scott McClellan as the person who did this insisting. But a transcript of McClellan's informal press briefing yesterday shows he did no such thing. He didn't even raise the issue until he was asked about it, merely repeating what the president said.
And when McClellan talked to reporters again later, he and other journalists present say he did the same thing.