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Steph Miller's Fable on Larry King: 'Clinton Put the Cole Bombers in Jail'

Left-wing talker Stephanie Miller inaccurately claimed on CNN's Larry King Live on Thursday that former President Clinton "put the Cole bombers in jail." Miller also predictably blasted former ...

Koppel: Obama 'Psyched Into' Overreacting to Undie Bomber by 'Yapping' Media

Thursday night on BBC's World News America, Ted Koppel insisted President Obama's first (non)reaction to the attempted bombing of a U.S. airline on Christmas Day "was the right one," but media ...

ABC Again Spins for Obama: 'Intelligence Professionals' Failed Obama Just Like They Failed JFK

For the second time in two days, ABC attempted to exonerate Barack Obama from responsibility for a failed Christmas Day airline bombing. On Friday's Good Morning America, Brian Ross spun, "Well, ...

CBS Early Show Touts Palin-Bashing '60 Minutes' Interview With McCain Advisor

Friday's CBS Early Show previewed an upcoming "60 Minutes" interview with former McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt as co-host Harry Smith declared: "John McCain's former top adviser comes out ...

ABC's Positive Take on Tea Parties: "A Movement With Momentum"

On Thursday's World News, ABC correspondent Kate Snow filed a report that avoided portraying Tea Party activists as extremists, instead conveying the movement's growing appeal and the fact that ...

ABC's Sawyer Hails Obama: 'Buck Stops Here' an 'Echo of Another Young President'

ABC anchor Diane Sawyer heard "an echo of another young President in another time" in President Obama's "the buck stops here" taking of responsibility for the failed Christmas Day terrorist plot ...

Today Profiles 'Angel of Death Row' Who Calls Death Penalty 'A Barbaric Institution'

Andrea Lyon, the attorney for accused child murderer Casey Anthony, was invited on Thursday's Today show to discuss the case and promote her new book and was given a platform to call the death ...

CNN: Senator Dorgan Now a 'Conservative Democrat,' No Liberal Tags

CNN continued its spin on the retirement of Senator Byron Dorgan on Wednesday. Anchor Campbell Brown one-upped Wolf Blitzer's "moderate Democrat" tag of the senator, going so far to label the ...

Network Evening Newcasts Ignore Resignation of Disgraced Baltimore Mayor; Morning Shows Forget Dem Label

While the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Shelia Dixon, resigned on Wednesday amid a criminal scandal, the evening news programs on NBC, ABC, and CBS all failed to mention the political downfall.

NBC Highlights (But ABC Skips) Obama Aide's Love Child Scandal

Nine days after ABC announced on Good Morning America that financial correspondent Bianna Golodryga would be marrying top Obama official Peter Orszag, NBC's Today made sure to highlight the ...
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