ThinkProgress Readers Score Correction From Fox News

On March 20, Fox News wrote an article claiming former Sen. Tom Daschle and former Rep. Dick Gephardt were lobbyists. It was completely untrue. ThinkProgress encouraged our readers to demand a correction:

Actually, neither Gephardt nor Daschle (who is a fellow at the Center for American Progress) are or have been registered lobbyists since they left office, according to the U.S. Senate’s official database. We called both their offices to confirm the Senate’s records.

Email Fox News at and tell them to correct the record for their readers. (Remember, be polite.)

Yesterday, Fox News corrected the record:


Editor’s Correction: In the original story that ran on March 20, 2006, the writer included former Democratic leaders Tom Daschle and Dick Gephardt in a list of past lawmakers who are now registered lobbyists. However, the two former leaders are not registered lobbyists, according to the Senate Records Office.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in.