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NPR Leans Toward Democrats 7 to 3 on Federal Budget Showdown

NPR's Ari Shapiro slanted towards President Obama and two of his Democratic allies in Congress on Thursday's Morning Edition on the continuing battle over the federal budget, playing seven ...

Despite Huge Fuel Cost Increases, Networks Criticize Airfare Hikes

Media reports suggest fuel prices are an excuse, show little sympathy for concept of profit.

ABC Grills Boehner, a 'Hostage' to the Tea Party, on Whether He Can Avoid the 'Fate' of Gingrich

According to World News' Diane Sawyer, House Speaker John Boehner is being "held hostage" by the Tea Party. Over two days and two shows, Sawyer and interviewer George Stephanopoulos hit the ...

MSNBC's Brewer Denounces GOP Bill to Fund Military Paychecks

As the prospect of a government shutdown continued to make headlines on Thursday, MSNBC's Contessa Brewer accused Republicans of exploiting servicemen's paychecks for political gain, even though ...

Media Dust Off 1995 Shutdown Playbook of Cliches to Cover Budget Fight

As a potential government shutdown looms the liberal media are filling their programs with stories about dire consequences of deep cuts that will lead to troops not getting paid, closed national ...

ABC Locates Victims of Shutdown That Hasn't Happened Yet, Pleases President Obama

An ABC report that preemptively identified possible victims of a government shutdown was so close to White House spin that Barack Obama touted it at a news conference, Wednesday. The President ...

Dire Consequences of Shutdown: ABC Invokes Washington Monument, Liberty Bell and Kids with Cancer, But Cheetahs Will Be Fed

It's a cliche that a federal shutdown would send liberals and journalists scurrying to show people harmed by highlighting a closed Washington Monument and disappointed tourists ' a cliche ABC's ...

Chris Matthews Rants Over Republicans 'Killing' Birth Control, 'Playing Politics with Women's Health'

Hardball host Chris Matthews on Wednesday frothed that Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood are out to "kill" birth control and are "playing politics with women's health."

NY Times Econ Writer David Leonhardt's Simple Budgetary Solutions: Ration Health Care, Raise Taxes

The New York Times' chief economics writer again called for health-care rationing and higher taxes: "Next, the federal government would raise taxes. As countries have grown richer over time, they ...

David Leonhardt's Simple Budgetary Solutions: Ration Health Care, Raise Taxes

The paper's chief economics writer again called for health-care rationing and higher taxes: "Next, the federal government would raise taxes. As countries have grown richer over time, they have ...