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Painting Palin as Hypocrite for 'Crib Notes' and GOP as 'Party of No' While Letting Obama Pontificate

From Monday's evening newscasts: CBS and NBC found hypocrisy in Sarah Palin scolding President Obama's incessant use of a Teleprompter while she had "crib notes" written on her hand, CBS followed ...

Slate.com's Kaplan on CNN: Tea Parties Don't Amount to Much; Blasts GOP, Palin

On Monday's Rick's List program on CNN, Slate.com's Fred Kaplan attacked Republicans for politicizing national security, accused the GOP of being in an alternate reality, and blasted Sarah Palin ...

On Today: Should GOP Be Afraid of Palin and Her Tea Party Supporters?

NBC's Matt Lauer, along with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, spent a whole segment on Monday's Today show wondering if Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party supporters she appeals to, posed a problem for the ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Critics 'Having Fun' with Palin's Hand Notes

While discussing Sarah Palin's Saturday Tea Party Convention speech with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez remarked: "She was really scrutinized ...

Time Disparages Tea Party as Impotent; Smears Palin's 'Anti-Intellectual Drivel' as 'Anti-American'

Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement "both have far less support in the country at large than a gullible Old Media seems to understand or suggest," Time's Mark Halperin asserted while colleague ...

ABC Finds What It Looked for at Tea Party Confab: 'Anger' and 'Harsh Rhetoric'

"Barely scratch the surface, and there's a tone of anger and confrontation," at the Tea Party convention, ABC's John Berman insisted Friday night. Berman concluded: "One of the goals of this ...

Rick Sanchez Omits Party of Convicted Democrat, IDs Tancredo's Party

CNN's Rick Sanchez failed to mention the party affiliation of former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon on Friday's Rick's List program, but made every effort to identify former Congressman Tom Tancredo ...

CBS: Global Warming Science Sound, ClimateGate Just a PR Problem

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric lamented the impact ClimateGate and other recent scandals involving fraudulent global warming data have had on the climate change debate: ...

Editor Tina Brown Admits: Obama 'Got the Best Press Known to Man'

Two prominent journalists appeared on Friday's Good Morning America and casually admitted that Barack Obama has received glowing coverage from the press. Former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor ...

For Third Time in Less Than a Week, MSNBC Tries to Link Conservatives and Birthers, Touts Embarrassing Video of Sarah Palin

On Thursday, MSNBC continued its quest to link conservatives with birthers. Previewing an unrelated segment on this weekend's tea party convention, Norah O'Donnell played a clip of Obama ...
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