The first is Nina Totenberg in 1944. She gained her fame by covering the U.S. Supreme Court, and somewhat predictably is most noted for destroying a Republican nomination to the Supreme Court (Ginsburg) and nearly destroying another. (Thomas) She is widely seen as a liberal partisan, but claims objectivity.
The second is Maureen Dowd who was born on this day in 1952. Maureen is a D.C. girl to the hilt. She was born there, raised there, educated there and works there. If you think about it, it actually explains quite a lot about her. She has entered political and urban lexicon: Dowdification
The omission of a word or a phrase in order to reframe a quote and alter its meaning. This is usually done to help an author portray a particular viewpoint and is very common amongst weblogs.
Totenberg has also been accused of Dowdification.
Update 1/15/11: Minor spelling and format edits.