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Lauer Shocks Bachmann: Should We Show Compassion to Al Qaeda in Libya?

NBC's Matt Lauer, on Wednesday's Today show, startled Michele Bachmann as he tried to convince her that Obama's strategy of bombing Libya was a good way to show support for the rebels as he ...

CBS's Wragge Asks Rumsfeld if Obama Being 'Hypocritical' on Libya

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge interviewed former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and questioned President Obama's Libya policy: "...on Monday, the President said it would ...

Food Writer Mark Bittman: People Will 'Starve to Death' Under House Budget

Bittman, who also writes food-related news stories for the Times, unleashed a vicious attack on fiscal conservatives on Wednesday's op-ed page: "These supposedly deficit-reducing cuts - they'd ...

In Libya Interview, Sawyer Asks Obama About Praying Like Lincoln and 'How Much Do You Think Kentucky Will Win By?'

ABC's Diane Sawyer stood out for her obsequiousness as she brought up the college basketball tournament: "How much do you think Kentucky will win by?" She cued up President Obama to agree he's as ...

NPR Uses 'The China Syndrome,' 'On the Beach' to Hype Radiation Threat

On Monday's All Things Considered, NPR's Bob Mondello used movies about fictional nuclear disasters, such as "The China Syndrome" and "Silkwood," to play up atomic energy's hazards. Mondello ...

Brokaw Feels for Obama: No President in 'My Adult Lifetime' Has Had to Face So Many Problems

Tom Brokaw appeared on Tuesday's Today show to offer his analysis of Barack Obama's Libya policy, as well as his sympathy for a president who has experienced more "unexpected circumstances" than ...

NBC, CBS Morning Shows Gloss Over Low Support for Obama's Libya Attacks, Harsh Criticism

Only Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Tuesday pointed out the relatively low public support for Barack Obama's military actions in Libya and the harsh criticism from both the right and the left.

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 ...