Blitzer called Steele "a good, strong Republican" despite campaign materials suggesting he's a Dem
On the January 28 edition of CNN's Late Edition, host Wolf Blitzer called unsuccessful Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele "a good, strong Republican," despite, as Media Matters for America has previously noted, the Steele campaign's misleading tactics, which included the distribution of a flier labeled "Democratic Sample Ballot" that referred to "Ehrlich-Steele Democrats" and falsely suggested that certain prominent African-American Maryland Democrats endorsed Steele for Senate and then-Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for re-election.
As Media Matters has also noted, Blitzer previously told Steele that he ran a "spectacular campaign." Further, as noted by the weblog Crooks and Liars, CNN's The Situation Room once mistakenly identified Steele as a Democrat.
From the January 28 edition of CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer:
BLITZER: Who do you think, from a Republican perspective -- and you're a good, strong Republican -- would be the most formidable challenge on the Democratic side? Who, in other words, would run the biggest threat to you?