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Sawyer Asks Obama to Time Travel: What Would You Say to the Obama of a Year Ago?

Diane Sawyer's interview with President Barack Obama wasn't nearly as sycophantic as the one conducted last Wednesday by George Stephanopoulos, but in her "if you were a tree, what kind would you ...

Washington Post Connects Obama to Einstein: 'In Decision-Making, a Diversity of Inspiration'

The front page of Monday's Washington Post featured an adulatory tribute to President Barack Obama's brilliance in gathering information so he can take care of the little people, a tribute enabled ...

Chris Matthews Spins: MSNBC Delivers 'Context' and 'Excitement' That 'You Don't Get Elsewhere'

In an appeal for viewers to watch MSNBC's coverage of the State of the Union, Chris Matthews on Monday enthused that his network is a "great place to watch." He added, "You get a lot of context ...

NY Times Manages to Spin Resurgent Conservative Movement as Problem for GOP in 2010

Two front-page New York Times stories suggest (hope?) the Tea Party movement may turn on the G.O.P.: "But the deeper intramural divisions are within the Republican Party, a sign of the intensity ...

CBS's Schieffer: Mass. Brown Voters Opposed to 'Process,' Not Democrats

On Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer twisted the meaning of a recent Washington Post poll on the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts: "Three-fourths of those voters...said ...

ABC Panel: Brown Just 'Throw the Bums Out,' Fret ObamaCare Not Pushed More 'Vigorously'

With the exception of George Will, the panel on ABC's This Week (hosted by Terry Moran) roundtable insisted Scott Brown's Massachusetts Senate seat victory was less an anti-liberal or anti-Obama ...

Krauthammer Quips: 'Best Week I've Had Since Spring Break in Medical School'

Quip of the day, from columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday's Special Report with Bret Baier on FNC: "This is an amazing week. Massachusetts goes Republican, health care dies and the Supreme ...

Krauthammer Quips: 'Best Week I've Had Since Spring Break in Medical School'

Quip of the day, from columnist Charles Krauthammer on Friday's Special Report with Bret Baier on FNC: "This is an amazing week. Massachusetts goes Republican, health care dies and the Supreme ...

NBC Trumpeted the Launch of Liberal 'Counterweight' Air America, Skips Demise of Radio Network

When the liberal radio network Air America debuted on March 31, 2004, NBC trumpeted it as the "counterweight" to the "right-wing bent" of talk radio. Katie Couric enthused that Al Franken and his ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez Not Sure Who's Protesting At Annual Pro-Life March in D.C.

Near the end of the 3PM ET hour of CNN's Rick's List on Friday, host Rick Sanchez couldn't seem to figure out who was protesting at the March for Life in Washington D.C.: "It's the 37th ...
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