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CBS 'Early Show' Sees Kagan As Not Liberal Enough, Maybe on the Right

In an interview with Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith lamented President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court: "Liberals feel let down ...

MSNBC Plays Up Talking Point That Kagan May Not Be 'Liberal Enough'

Twice in the span of ten minutes, MSNBC on Tuesday ran segments touting left-wing complaints that Elena Kagan may not be "liberal enough." News Live host Peter Alexander seriously speculated of ...

Surprise! Lauer to Biden: Isn't Job of Justice Only to Interpret Constitution?

In what may be a sign of the media's confidence that Elena Kagan will be easily confirmed to the Supreme Court, NBC's Matt Lauer, on Tuesday's Today show, didn't feel the need to sell Kagan to ...

Only CBS IDs Kagan as on Left; Others Tout Her as 'Powerhouse,' 'Accomplished Poker Player, Opera Lover' Who 'Loves Softball'

In quite a contrast to tagging of the Bush and Obama Supreme Court nominees as "conservative," on Monday night ABC and NBC refrained from applying any ideological description to Supreme Court ...

FNC's Craig Rivera: Is Oil Spill Our 'Avatar?'

Fox News Channel's Craig Rivera, on Sunday's Geraldo At Large, in a shipboard interview from the Gulf of Mexico, actually asked a conservationist if the oil spill there was a real world equivalent ...

CBS's Rodriguez to Kagan Friend Eliot Spitzer: Is Moderate Label 'Accurate'?

In the 7:30AM ET half hour on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez lobbed softballs to disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer about his college friend and Supreme Court ...

ABC Live Coverage: No Kagan Criticism, Conservative Support?

During ABC's 10am ET special report, the network failed to mention any of the controversies surrounding Supreme Court pick Elena Kagin, while correspondent Terry Moran - citing the Obama White ...

Sotomayor Flashback #3 of 3: Cloaked as 'Both Sides,' Nets Pushed 'Abortion Rights' Advocates' Concerns

NBC and ABC on Thursday night framed stories around concerns of "abortion rights" advocates who want proof Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is on their side, but both cloaked their pieces ...

Sotomayor Flashback #2 of 3: On 2nd Night, CBS Decided Sotomayor No Liberal: 'Can't Be Easily Defined by Political Labels'

A baffled CBS expressed bewilderment over where Obama's SCOTUS nominee stands. "Pundits usually label judges as either liberal or conservative, but that won't be easy with Judge Sotomayor," Katie ...

Stephanopoulos Throws Softballs to Former Top Obama Aide, Lets Him Mislead on Kagan's Anti-Military Decisions

On Monday's GMA, ABC's George Stephanopoulos dealt with the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination by interviewing former Obama official Greg Craig, but no one from the conservative/Republican side ...
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