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MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Apologizes for Using Faked Photos of Sarah Palin

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan apologized on Monday for using photoshopped images of Sarah Palin firing a gun while wearing a bikini. The pictures, which were first brought to light by the Media Research ...

ABC Omits Critics of Obama's 'Jarring and Inappropriate' Bow; Sawyer Says Protocol 'Too Confusing'

ABC's Good Morning America finally picked up on the deep bow President Obama performed for the Emperor of Japan over the weekend. Co-host Diane Sawyer ran through how other U.S. Presidents have ...

ABC Touts NYT 'Conservative' David Brooks to Bash Palin, Features Anonymous Fact Check

Good Morning America on Monday began a week of coverage on Sarah Palin's new book by repeatedly fact checking claims from the Republican and highlighting a attack by the liberals' favorite ...

CBS's Schieffer: Sarah Palin 'An Amusement;' No Political Future

Appearing on Monday's CBS Early Show to discuss Sarah Palin's upcoming book tour, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer dismissed the former vice presidential candidate's political ambitions: "I ...

Palin Regrets - 'Dang It' - Journalists Didn't Get 'Fish-Slimed,' NBC's Mitchell Reports

Looking at Sarah Palin's new book, NBC's Andrea Mitchell caught a passage about herself in which Palin recalled that when she invited some reporters to go fishing with her that "I wanted to see ...

David Brooks Derides Palin as a 'Joke' and 'Talk Show Host'; Only Ifill Sees Her Appeal

The roundtable members on Sunday's This Week derided or dismissed Sarah Palin, with David Brooks, the putative conservative columnist for the New York Times, declaring "she's a joke" and ...

No Party ID on ABC for Imprisoned Jefferson; CBS Skips Sentencing

Former Congressman William Jefferson, the New Orleans Democrat, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison, yet the CBS Evening News didn't utter a word about it, just as that newscast ignored his ...

CBS's Smith: Is Ft. Hood Shooter 'Competent To Stand Trial?'

Speaking to the defense attorney for Ft. Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked: "Do you think ' and this is not from a scientific or even legal ...

Report: Liberal Dem George Stephanopoulos Edging Out Liberal Dem Chris Cuomo for Anchor Slot

The Daily Beast on Friday reported that former Democratic aide turned journalist George Stephanopoulos has now pulled ahead of ex-Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo's son, Chris Cuomo, in the race to ...

MSNBC Uses Fake, 'Sexy' Photos of Sarah Palin on Air; Will Network Correct and Apologize? (Updated)

On Friday's edition of Morning Meeting, host Dylan Ratigan featured fake photos of Sarah Palin during a mocking segment on why Americans are fascinated with the former vice presidential candidate. ...
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