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FaithShatters: ABC Takes an Ill-Informed Whack at Creationists

During Holy Week, the Nightline series FaithMatters ridicules Biblical literalists.

ABC's Raddatz Recoils from True Political Leadership

Reporter is appalled that Cheney refuses to base Iraq strategy on public opinion polls, as network coverage of the war's fifth anniversary emphasizes costs, ignores benefits.

Obama Can Run, but He Can't Hide Without Media Help – and They're Helping

The networks gloss over the candidate's failure, in a crucial speech, to explain why he remained in a church that preaches hatred of America.

Couric Shocked, Shocked! That 50% of Teen Girls Are Sexually Active, and 25% Have STDs

An expert interviewed by CBS misses the link between 'comprehensive' sex ed and runaway rates of HPV.

Media Spike Story on Obama Citing Jesus to Justify Same-Sex Civil Unions

Not a single paper or network covers Obama rejecting the Book of Romans' teaching on homosexuality.

Network Jailbreak

NBC, ABC and CBS loose their America-bashing impulse in stories on the U.S. incarceration rate.

Anointing Misguided Leaders: the Networks Disservice to Black America

CMI senior editor Brian Fitzpatrick studies coverage of the biggest civil rights story of 2007 and finds that the networks sought comments only from the liberal black establishment, never from ...

The New York Times, John McCain, and the Abuse of Ethics Reporting

By playing politics with a story, America's 'paper of record' has made it more difficult for journalists to keep politicians accountable for their moral conduct.

Nets Slam Gun Rights

Following the Valentine's Day shootings at NIU, the network tom-toms pounded out the familiar anti-Second Amendment beat – even taking whacks at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Hillary, Queen of All Media

How top American journalists kowtowed to Candidate Clinton.

Character, Personified

Marine Sean Stokes exemplified courage, patriotism and selflessness in winning the Silver Star in Iraq.

How the Media Stir the Brew of Identity Group Politics

By focusing on race, class and gender voting, journalists are driving us apart, not bringing us together.

ABC Casts Stones at Evangelical Financial Advisers

Anchor Dan Harris challenges the 'quality' of advice proffered by counselors who apply Biblical principles to money, mortgages and credit cards.

CBS's Couric Unloads Both Barrels at Religion

Don't trust those flock-fleecing televangelists – and keep that Bible far away from me!

CBS Reveals: John Edwards Influenced by Soviet-Linked Marxist I.F. Stone

What book would the former Vice Presidential nominee bring into the White House? A book by a man so radical he blamed South Korea for starting the Korean War.

ABC News Pimping for Ratings

For insight on Nevada presidential politics, most national journalists might turn to political science profs at UNLV or perhaps some local ink-stained wretches. Not ABC World News Saturday. They ...

Does Katie Couric Believe in Time Travel?

CBS Evening News suggests the 2006 teen birth rate spike is somehow 'connected' to pro-life films released in 2007.

PBS Scoops ABC, NBC, CBS – Notices Thousands of Protesters Filling D.C. Streets

Only Jim Lehrer's NewsHour mentions the 35th Anniversary March for Life.

NBC Painfully Faces an Inconvenient Truth: Men and Women are Different

In a series on distinctions between the sexes, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams demonstrates how facts can be controversial to the liberal mind.

NBC Repeats CBS Piece Challenging U.S. Version of Strait of Hormuz Incident

Are the networks so hard up for good America-bashing stories that they have to recycle something a rival ran five days before?