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Today Warns About Ads Geared To Kids...Then Breaks for Ad Geared To Kids

NBC's Matt Lauer, on Wednesday's Today show, previewed a segment about an FTC campaign about the evils of businesses marketing to children, as he alerted viewers: "Plus the barrage of ads our kids ...

CBS Touts Democratic Strategy Labeling GOP 'Party of Wall Street'

On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith lamented Republican opposition to the Democrats' financial reform legislation: "The Senate is expected to vote for a third time on financial ...

MSNBC's Tamron Hall Frets Over Arizona Becoming 'the Most Conservative State' in the U.S.

MSNBC's Tamron Hall on Wednesday worried that Arizona may be turning into the "most conservative state in the nation." A graphic on the liberal cable network chided, "Arizona Too Conservative?"

Lauer and Dem Levin Gang Up on GOP Senator on Today

On Wednesday's Today show, NBC's Matt Lauer invited on Democratic Senator Carl Levin and Republican Senator Susan Collins to have what was, ostensibly, a bipartisan discussion about the Goldman ...

ABC and NBC Champion 'Growing National Backlash' Against 'Laughing Stock' Arizona

ABC and NBC on Tuesday night promoted what Brian Williams embraced as "the growing national backlash against the state of Arizona over its tough new immigration law." ABC's Barbara Pinto touted ...

CBS's Smith to McCain: 'How Are You Going to Dismantle' Financial Institutions?

Hitting from the left in an interview with Republican Senator John McCain on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith worried about the ability of financial reform legislation to expand ...

NYT Former Reporter Greenhouse Fires on Arizona's 'Police State,' Makes Nazi Comparison

Former New York Times Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse retains her fairness and balance: "...I'm not going back to Arizona as long as it remains a police state, which is what the appalling ...

CBS's Smith: Hispanics See Arizona Law as 'Purely Discriminatory'

Near the end of an interview with Arizona Senator John McCain on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith turned to the subject of illegal immigration and the new Arizona law to combat it: "a ...

CBS Again Focuses on Victims in Arizona: 'Many Feel the Sting of Racism in New Law'

CBS framed Arizona's new anti-illegals bill around victims. With "ANGER & ANXIETY" below video of hostile signs ("LAND OF THE FREE! REALLY?" and a Swastika "Achtung! Papers Please"), Katie ...

Matthews Urges James Cameron to Trash 'Dangerous' Global Warming Deniers in 'Right Wing Media'

Chris Matthews spent an entire segment of Monday's Hardball sucking up to director James Cameron as the MSNBC host prodded the "Avatar" director to trash those in the "right wing media" who deny ...
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