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Vieira Aids James Cameron in Whitewashing Anti-Military 'Avatar'

Director/producer James Cameron was invited on the Today show Wednesday, for a second time, to promote his movie Avatar (as if the top grossing movie of all-time really needed it). Co-host ...

NBC Hits Obama From the Left on Nuclear Power: What Is the President 'Up to?'

NBC's Nightly News and ABC's World News on Tuesday provided drastically different reports on the Obama administration's announced plans to build the country's first new nuclear power plant in 30 ...

NBC News Notes Malfunctioning 'Environmentally Friendly' Machines Frustrate Olympics

In a Tuesday NBC Nightly News story, reporter Ron Mott actually acknowledged that the decision to use "environmentally friendly" ice resurfacing machines "that kept breaking down" had led to ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Palin A Hypocrite For Criticizing 'Family Guy' But Not Quitting FNC

On Tuesday, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan suggested Sarah Palin was hypocrite for criticizing a Sunday episode of the Fox show "Family Guy," that tangentially mocked her son with Down Syndrome, but not ...

NY Times Goes to Idaho to Explore Paranoid Tea Party Movement

New York Times investigative reporter David Barstow goes to Idaho to understand the paranoia of the Tea Party movement, and brings up past anti-government and racist extremists in a 4,500-word ...

ABC Dismisses the Idea That 2010 Will Be Trouble for Dems: 'A Tempest in a Teapot'

Good Morning America on Sunday derided the idea that Democratic retirements in Congress spell bad news for the party in 2010. John Hendren, a day before Evan Bayh announced he's leaving the ...

CBS and ABC Claim Bayh's Reelection Would Have Been 'A Lock'

On Tuesday, both CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez and ABC Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos lamented the announced retirement of Democratic Indiana Senator Evan Bayh and ...

Olbermann Appeals to Tea Partiers to Admit Racism, Real Socialists Would Support 'Stupid Tax Cuts'

On Monday's Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann delivered a "Special Comment" calling on Tea Party activists to admit to having racist motivations against President Obama. He went on to ...

Hardball Spins: Bayh Quitting Because There's No Room for 'Centrists'

Since the announcement of his resignation from the Senate the common label (from CNN to MSNBC) of Indiana Democratic Senator Evan Bayh seems to be that of a "centrist." On Monday's Hardball both ...

CNN Insists Evan Bayh is 'No Liberal;' GOP 'Should Be Sad to See Him Go'

On Monday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez and Jessica Yellin both tried to portray liberal Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh as a centrist. Yellin insisted, "Republicans should be sad to see Evan Bayh ...
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