Vice President Joe Biden has denied reports that he used the word "terrorists" to describe Republicans who opposed raising the debt ceiling.
But several representatives of the media didn't hesitate to make the comparison during the recent debt debate.
The Media Research Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public and media on bias in the media, put together a list of some of the starkest examples.
For instance, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said Republicans have become the "wahhabis" of American politics.
Newsweek editor Tina Brown called conservatives "suicide bombers."
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman referred to the Tea Party as the "Hezbollah faction" of the Republican Party.
MRC Vice President Dan Gainor spoke about the climate of fear created by media reports during the debt debate, and if the political rhetoric has gone too far to get America out of debt, on CBN News Channel Morning News, Aug. 3.