Tim Graham

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NBC Ignored Pro-Life March, But Hailed Greenpeace Banner Stunt at Mt. Rushmore

In January, NBC News ignored the thousands of pro-lifers who came to Washington for the annual March for Life. But Brian Williams hailed 12 hard-left Greenpeace activists illegally hanging a ...

Vietnam, Still a 'Futile War'

Reporter Tim Weiner couldn't quite bring himself to note that the enemy was "communist" - unless he was describing an exaggerated threat.

WaPo Editor Compares 'Most Effective' Henry Waxman to Ted Williams, King David

Washington Post associated editor Robert Kaiser reviewed a new book by ultraliberal Rep. Henry Waxman, lauding the legislator as comparable to baseball star Ted Williams and biblical hero King ...

CNN Anchor: 'Elitist' to Disdain Overcoverage of Michael Jackson

CNN daytime anchor Don Lemon asserted on Sunday's Reliable Sources that claims that the media are overcovering Michael Jackson are "elitist." He twice saluted Jackson as an "accidental civil ...

Are Black Female Reporters In The Tank for Michelle? 'Fabulously'

Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz reported Thursday on black females on the Michelle Obama beat, and whether their shared race and gender produces gauzier coverage. "Indeed, most write ...

Networks Mostly Mute on Democratic Scandals

ABC, CBS and NBC Air 49 Stories on GOP Governor's Sex Life, But Ignore Democratic Corruption

Papers Play Up 'Bold' Turn to the Right at High Court, Suggest Sotomayor Can't Stop the Tide

The Washington Post and New York Times published similar Supreme Court "analysis" pieces on their front pages Wednesday offering the theme that the court under Chief Justice John Roberts is moving ...

CNN's Christiane Amanpour Boasts: 'Nobody Knows My Biases'

CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl interviewed CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour for the website The Women on the Web, and the oddest part came when Amanpour insisted "nobody knows my ...

Transgender Rights: Not a 'Liberal' Cause?

As the Obama administration works to end discrimation against transgendered federal employees, their advocates aren't liberals, but opponents are quickly labeled "conservative."

Obama Names Tom Brokaw And Another Ex-NBC Reporter to White House Panel

President Obama has named two NBC News veterans to the selection panel for the White House Fellows program, which will select new Fellows in the coming week: "Tom Brokaw, now a special ...

Evan Thomas on Obama the God: 'I Was Not Being Literal'

In this week's Newsweek, Evan Thomas confessed to being nailed by MRC and other media critics for comparing Obama to God on MSNBC ' or so it seemed, he wrote: "I compared President Obama with God. ...

CPB Ombudsman Agrees: Bill O'Reilly 'Guilty of Promoting Domestic Terrorism'

On Friday, June 12, the PBS program Now (formerly hosted by Bill Moyers) devoted most of its half-hour to the complaints of late-term abortionists Warren Hern and LeRoy Carhart smearing the ...

Newsweek's Fineman Disdains Branding Obama a 'Socialist'

In his latest column for the magazine, Newsweek senior Washington correspondent Howard Fineman scolded "disgraded or discarded" Republican leaders like Newt Gingrich, whose "ruthless" caricaturing ...

Even Liberal Moyers Says NBC's Special Was 'Valentine' to Obama

Conservative talk-show hosts and bloggers have been hammering away at the gooey NBC News Inside the White House specials with Brian Williams adoring Obama. But Williams also drew fire from the ...

Time: Educational Obama = 'President from Sesame Street'

In a gooey article titled "Tickle Me Obama," Time magazine's Nancy Gibbs giddily associates educational programming and Barack Obama as very similar concepts: "It's not just his age and mastery of ...

Politico Writer Defends Sotomayor's Crack On White Males Being Worse Judges

Politico's Roger Simon complained about the White House backpedaling on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's declaration that a "wise Latina woman" makes better decisions than a white male: "We ...

Washington Post Displays Labeling Bias Over Recent Supreme Court Picks

The Washington Post front page for May 27 announces the Sonia Sotomayor nomination with this large headline: "First Latina Picked for Supreme Court; GOP Faces Delicate Task in Opposition." There's ...

PBS's Tavis Smiley in Time: 'Capitalism Is Like a Child'

Time magazine is not wild about capitalism. In a "business roundtable" on the "future of capitalism," Time assembled several liberals to decry the idea: PBS host Tavis Smiley, blog founder Arianna ...

Speaker Pelosi Lied? Page A-18

Everything from serious (Chrysler closing dealerships, Afghan airstrikes) to silly (ranting advertisements, frozen pot pies) beat Nancy Pelosi's press conference on her knowledge of waterboarding ...

Did Times Report Invent a Quote for Catholic Leader?

Holy Jayson Blair! Catholic League president William Donohue charges Times reporter Paul Vitello with inventing a quote: "I never said anything remotely like this."