Rudy Giuliani and The New York Times

03 November 2007

From Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting:

Krugman notes that when Rudolph Giuliani makes a wildly false assertion about healthcare policy in a campaign ad, the political media treat it as a ho-hum story. Compare the Times' story (10/31/07) on Giuliani's false figures on prostate cancer--500 words at the bottom of an inside page, wrongly calling the candidate's claims "disputed"--with the Times' report (10/30/07) on trivial-to-imaginary discrepancies in Barack Obama's 25-year-old memories of his time in New York, which got 1,500 words and the front page of the Metro section.

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