Talking Points Memo reporter-blogger-videographer Ryan J. Reilly believes he caught former Pennsylvania senator and liberal whipping boy Rick Santorum in an incendiary gaffe during the GOP debate Monday night. “Rick Santorum Explains How GOP Can Attract ‘Illegal Vote — I Mean Latino — Voters’ (VIDEO),” screams the headline on the story, which was picked up by the Huffington Post and repeatedly promoted on Twitter by Mr. Reilly, TPM publisher Josh Marshall, and on the blog’s official feed.
But upon a casual listen, Mr. Santorum’s quote is ambiguous at best. In fact, it sounds like Mr. Santorum merely stumbled over his words and said, nonsensically, “the legal voters,” then immediately corrected himself to say “Latino voters.”
At least one reporter for The New York Times isn’t thrilled that Huffington Post and Talking Points Memo are joining the White House press pool, reports Michael Calderone.
“This is really troubling,” said New York Times reporter Peter Baker in an email to POLITICO. “We’re blurring the line between news and punditry even Read More
On Tuesday , I posted a column urging Barack Obama to emphasize John McCain’s long history of support for Social Security privatization – a position that looks even more embarrassing today than a few weeks or months ago. For some time, McCain has been trying to revise his own history and pretend that he Read More
Dana Milbank of the Washington Post is referring to it as likely "the oddest news conference of the election season."
Yesterday Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee unveiled to a room full of local and national reporters his campaign’s new ad attacking Mitt Romney, which Mr. Huckabee then noted he would not be airing Read More