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Heckuva Job, Desiree: Times Downplays 'Non-Religious Christmas' Plans at White House
12/9/2009 4:43 PM ET
The Times left a Christmas bomb in paragraph 12 of its syrupy Sunday story on Desiree Rogers, the bumbling Obama social secretary: "When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. ...
As Greens Slip in Climate Polls, Wash Post Diagnoses 'Emotional Dead Spots' in 'American Brains'
12/8/2009 8:01 PM ET
On Tuesday, the Washington Post's Health Science section was headed by a story contending global warming skeptics need a psychologist. David Fahrenthold's piece was headlined: "It's natural to ...
WaPo Feminist Says Palin News Was Sexist, But Palin Children 'Tumbled Down the Stairs'
11/30/2009 1:00 AM ET
Writer blamed Palin for the media portrayal of the former governor.
NBC Takes Up Kennedy vs. Catholic Church 'Crossing the Line' Into 'Political Blackmail'
11/24/2009 10:55 AM ET
Monday's NBC Nightly News took up the story of liberal Rep. Patrick Kennedy's public feud with the Catholic Church, and NBC's Ron Allen implied something improper in how "the Catholic Church is ...
Oprah Sells 'Sexually Charged' Show to HBO
11/24/2009 1:00 AM ET
Harpo Films to produce 'pretty shocking' pilot.
Newsweek Top 10 List Leads With Bill Maher Article Trashing Bush Katrina Policy
11/23/2009 9:20 AM ET
Newsweek's 20/10 Project has a list of the Decade's Worst Tactical Blunders. It might not be a shock that Newsweek decided three of the top four were made by Team Bush. What might be surprising ...
Times Sells MSNBC As 'Progressive But Not Partisan'
11/17/2009 8:21 AM ET
In his profile of MSNBC and host Rachel Maddow, reporter Brian Stelter stuck to supportive sources who believe MSNBC has ideological integrity and independence where Fox News has none.
Time's Von Drehle: Obama's Ft. Hood Speech Ruined by Too Much TV Analysis
11/13/2009 12:45 PM ET
A liberal journalist is feeling Barack Obama's pain, that he would be instantly judged by the media. Wait, the Obama-mythologizing, pinch-me-history-is-happening media? Yes. Time Senior Writer ...
Katie Couric Sees Cold War As Parent Trap?
11/11/2009 10:40 AM ET
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric's online commentary on the Berlin Wall focused on a separated-twins analogy rather than on the victory of democracy, freedom, and Western civilization.
ABC, CBS Skip Most of Ft. Hood Memorial, Except for Obama - Unlike Full Coverage of Jacko Memorial
11/10/2009 6:29 PM ET
ABC and CBS aired hours of Michael Jackson' memorial service in July, but on Tuesday afternoon the two networks weren't so interested in the memorial service for the victims at Fort Hood. The two ...
Washington Post Charges 'Grand Old Purging' of Scozzafava Shows GOP 'Dysfunction'
11/10/2009 3:47 PM ET
The Washington Post is still having trouble with how the voters rejected their favorite Democrats. The bias erupted in a front page headline on Tuesday. It read:"'Scozzafava' turns into epithet: ...
Fabricator Jayson Blair on Race and Merit
11/10/2009 12:00 PM ET
Disgraced New York Times fabricator Jayson Blair at Washington and Lee University said race wasn't a major factor in his rise and fall at the Times. This from someone whose Times-bashing memoir ...
GOP Protest Buried on A-15: 230 Words Inside Article on House Democrats
11/6/2009 4:17 PM ET
It's another example of New York Times distaste for conservative protests: a Capitol Hill rally was buried, with six paragraphs inside a story about Democrats passing a "landmark" health bill.
Broadcast TV Morning Shows Offered 64 Words on Maine Gay Vote
11/4/2009 3:37 PM ET
Maine's successful referendum to repeal a newly-imposed "same-sex marriage" law would have been a huge national story if the gay left had won. But since they narrowly lost, the broadcast network ...
In Sympathetic WaPo Story on 'Abortion Addict,' All the Condemnation Is Saved for Pro-Lifers
10/30/2009 12:00 AM ET
Post Reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia depicted pro-lifers as violent and hateful.
Newsweek Gets Flood of Anti-Biden Letters, Publishes None of Them
10/26/2009 2:56 PM ET
It's bad enough that the new design of Newsweek came with blatant cover-story campaigning for Joe Biden. Then in the next edition, when it was time for Letters to the Editor, Newsweek reported ...
A Rush to Ruin
10/15/2009 8:42 AM ET
Democrats inside and outside the Obama White House have declared a Public Enemy Number One, and it isn’t some vague concept like Poverty or Terrorism or Cancer. It’s a radio talk show host named ...
Wash Post Tops Front Page With Protest of...176 People
10/7/2009 2:04 PM ET
Hard-left "anti-war" protesters topped the front of The Washington Post on Wednesday and drew most of an inside page. It wasn't until paragraph 25 that the Post admitted they only counted 176 ...
NPR's Schorr: ObamaCare Would 'Save Many Lives,' So Why Fuss Over Aliens?
9/18/2009 1:31 PM ET
On Wednesday, NPR "senior news analyst" Daniel Schorr insisted nationalized health care "would save many lives," and all those rumbles from the right about providing taxpayer-subsidized abortions ...
Ombudsman: NPR Was Big on Ted Kennedy Stories, Not Chappaquiddick
9/2/2009 3:43 PM ET
NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard reported NPR offered 53 stories on Ted Kennedy's death in the first five days. "But on that first day, in the 23 on-air stories, only one mentioned the name Mary Jo ...
NBC Continues to Shrug Off Criticism of Obama’s...
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