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CBS's Smith: Some Are 'One Medical Catastrophe Away From Bankruptcy'

Speaking to former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith urged Republicans and Democrats to quickly pass some form of health care ...

ABC Fawns Over Elizabeth Edwards as an 'Adored,' 'Passionate' 'Heroine,' Downplays Negative Portrayal

On Friday's Good Morning America, Claire Shipman gushed over Elizabeth Edwards as a "smart, passionate, sometimes fierce woman with many different sides to her personality." She lauded the wife of ...

Olbermann Unhinged: 'Supreme Court-Sanctioned Murder' of Democracy

Even more unhinged than usual, and that's saying a lot, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann delivered a tirade Thursday night in a "Special Comment" in which he declared the Supreme Court's ruling, that ...

Nets Decry Campaign Finance Ruling, Fail to Hail Victory for Freedom of Speech

Instead of painting a victory for free speech in the Supreme Court's ruling that corporations can spend money to influence elections, Thursday night newscasts feared a ruinous future: "Opening ...

Politico Reporter on CBS: Scott Brown May Be 'Gaffe-Prone'

Appearing on Thursday's CBS Early Show, Politico.com White House reporter Nia-Malika Henderson argued to co-host Harry Smith that Senator-elect Scott Brown's humorous remark that his daughters ...

CNN's Cafferty Slams Pentagon's Omission of Islam in Ft. Hood Report

CNN's Jack Cafferty blasted the Defense Department's report on the Fort Hood massacre as a "joke" on Thursday's Situation Room, singling out how there was "no mention in the report of the ...

NBC's O'Donnell Refuses to View Scott Brown Win as a Victory for GOP

NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, over the last three days on the Today show, has refused to acknowledge Scott Brown's success as something for the GOP to celebrate.

Irony Alert: Ex-Clinton Aide Stephanopoulos Wonders How Edwards Thought He Could Cheat and Run for Office

With a complete lack of irony, Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday commented on the revelation that John Edwards had fathered a love child. The former top aide to Bill Clinton ...

Factcheck: Olbermann Repeats Incorrect Anti-Scott Brown Claims of Racism and Vulgarity

On Wednesday's Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann defended his recent attacks on Massachusetts Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown by insisting that some of the incorrect claims he made ...

Stephanopoulos Frets Obama Too Ambitious, Seeks Confirmation He's Had 'Most Fulfilling' Year

The day after President Obama's policies were rebuked in one of the most liberal states, the White House turned to George Stephanopoulos and an accommodating Stephanopoulos, in the excerpt run on ...
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