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NYT Against State Spending Cuts: Michigan's 6-Week Cut in Jobless Benefits 'Miserly,' 'Stringent'

Michael Cooper doesn't approve of Michigan's small cut in unemployment benefits: "Democrats and advocates for the unemployed expressed outrage that such a hard-hit state will become the most ...

Buttering Up CA Budget Director (?) Fighting 'Draconian' Spending Cuts (Now It Makes Sense)

Why is the Times buttering up Ana Matosantos, a relatively obscure political figure in the California state bureaucracy? Maybe because her pull as state budget director may help push up state ...

Times Reporter Gets Another Chance After 'Cringe-Making' Story of Young Gang Rape Victim

After the Times ran what he called a "cringe-making" and "ham-handed article" that some thought blamed an 11-year-old gang rape victim in Texas, Executive Editor Bill Keller ordered up a follow-up ...

Larry O'Donnell and Contessa Brewer Spin Libya Scrutiny Away from Obama

In discussing the present "kinetic military action" in Libya, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell and Contessa Brewer both tried to shift scrutiny away from President Obama and toward Republicans Monday ...

Showtime to Catholics: Here's an Evil, Degenerate Pope. Happy Easter.

Just in time for Holy Week, cable network dramatizes worst of the Church history.

In CNN Special, Soledad O'Brien Slants Towards Muslims, Omits Woman's Connection to Mosque

CNN's Soledad O'Brien's Sunday documentary about the controversial mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee predictably leaned towards the local Muslims who want it built. O'Brien brushed aside an ...

Ted Koppel Longs for the Old Media and an 'Objective Accounting' of 'What's Really Important'

Former Nightline host Ted Koppel appeared on Sunday's Reliable Sources and wistfully called for a return to "more serious objectivity" and the need for reporters who can tell audiences "what's ...

NY Times Blames Data 'Overload,' 'Compassion Fatigue,' and Basketball for Obama's Low Libya Ratings

Ignoring fears of mission creep or questions about exit strategies, New York Times reporter Kirk Johnson dug up some novel excuses for the public's resistance to Obama's bombing campaign over ...

Executive Editor Keller Confesses to NYT's 'Culturally Liberal' Outlook, Makes It Sound Appealing

NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller confessed his paper could be rightfully accused of a liberal outlook, though he managed to make this particular brand of urban cultural liberalism sound appealing: ...

Morning Joe Pundits: Obama 'Extremely Deft in a Very Tough Situation'

During Monday's Morning Joe, Time's Mark Halperin and co-host Mika Brzezinski helpfully provided some spin for the White House to borrow as President Obama finishes his prepared remarks for Monday ...