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CBS's Smith: Can Military 'Handle the Truth' on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?

Quoting from the film A Few Good Men, on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked openly gay Army Lieutenant Dan Choi if the U.S. military was prepared for the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ...

NYT Can't Report Box-Office Receipts Without Blurting 'Mel Gibson, Anti-Semitic Drunk'

Checking the weekend box-office receipts for Mel Gibson's thriller, "Edge of Darkness," NYT reporter Brooks Barnes quickly reminded readers of the actor's "anti-Semitic outburst" and pondered: ...

Not Passing ObamaCare Will Boost Deficit by $150 Billion, NBC and ABC Presume

Cautioning the Obama administration's "deficit projections...are just that, projections," NBC's Chuck Todd on Monday evening bought into the claim health care reform bills are actually spending ...

CNN Seeks Out Stimulus 'Believer' Cited by President Obama

On Saturday's Newsroom, CNN's Don Lemon deferentially took President Obama's advice and interviewed a stimulus "skeptic" turned "believer," whom the Democrat cited as an example of the success of ...

MSNBC's Tamron Hall: Is Birtherism the Definition of Conservatism?

MSNBC's Tamron Hall on Monday interrogated a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and tried to associate conservatism with believing in a conspiracy theory. Talking to Patrick Hughes of ...

CBS 'Early Show' Touts Woman Willing to Marry For Health Insurance

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith introduced a bizarre story designed to show how desperate the situation is for people lacking health insurance: "A California woman has launched a ...

Newsweek Reporter Urges Obama to 'Bully' Republicans

Newsweek's Katie Connolly, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend, determined that Barack Obama, even in the face of the stunning loss in Massachusetts, needs to become more ...

ABC Devotes Over 60 Minutes to John Edwards, Avoids Labeling Him a Democrat

Since Friday, ABC has devoted 60 minutes to interviews covering the most salacious details of John Edwards' sex scandal. Yet, the network's anchors have refrained from referring to him as a ...

Chris Matthews Compares Conservatives to Murderous Khmer Rouge

Appearing on the January 29 Rachel Maddow show, fellow MSNBCer Chris Matthews compared Republican conservatives to the Khmer Rouge, the murderous Communist regime that racked up a body count of ...

Washington Post Details Conservative Surge on Internet, Features MRC's Bozell

In a lengthy front-page article, the Washington Post details how conservatives, including the Media Research Center, have capitalized on new media innovations over the past few years to become a ...
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