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Thursday, October 12, 2006
ConWeb Promotes Dubious AP Article on Reid
Topic: The ConWeb

So, how's the rest of the ConWeb promoting the dubious AP article about Harry Reid?

WorldNetDaily latched onto the article as well, without reporting the questions about the article's central claim that Reid cleared $1.1 million in a land deal. It also promoted the AP's claim that Reid hung on the AP reporter doing the article without the reporter's history of misleading articles about Democrats.

NewsMax ran the AP article under the headline, "Sen. Harry Reid: $1 Million in Shady Land Deal.", meanwhile, gets all snarky in a front-page blurb:

Bias? Hmmm. The "Foley scandal" gets another mention on the front page of Thursday's Washington Post, but you'll have to turn to page A-3 to see the article headlined "Reid Land Deal Under Scrutiny." The sub-head makes it sound like this is nothing more than a question of "disclosure requirements.

CNS does no actual article on it but, rather, a "News This Hour" brief. It repeats the dubious claim that Reid "collect[ed] $1.1 million" on the deal --but, like the rest of the ConWeb, fails to note the questions raised about the claim.

Also note the scare quotes around "Foley scandal," reflecting CNS' desire to pretend that there is no scandal since it involves Republicans (as we've previously noted).

Posted by Terry K. at 6:19 PM EDT

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