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Nine Days Before Election, Boston Globe's Pierce Ridiculed Notion Brown Could Win

In a contribution to the Boston Globe Magazine nine days before the Jan. 19 Senate election won by Republican Scott Brown, the Globe's Charles Pierce ridiculed the idea Brown could win: "Well, ...

Walters Pushes Brown from the Left, Wonders if Kennedy 'Disappointed' by His Victory?

Barbara Walters began her This Week interview with Scott Brown by reciting how "at 12 you were arrested for shoplifting" and "at 22 you posed nude," before she pressed him from the left to ...

CBS Hails Obama's 'Command Performance' and 'Intimate Knowledge of the Issues'

Reporting on President Obama's appearance before GOP House members at their retreat in Baltimore, Chip Reid was in awe of Obama and delivered lines that might as well have been formulated by White ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Obama Offers 'Olive Branch;' GOP Uses It to 'Hit Back'

At the top of Friday's Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, the show announcer teased a story on President Obama speaking a meeting of House Republicans in Baltimore: "What will Republicans do with ...

Matthews: Obama Policies 'Conservative,' Dems 'Created' Middle Class

Wednesday night on MSNBC, as Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews discussed the upcoming State of the Union speech, Matthews seemed to lament that Obama would not be able to deliver a divisive ...

CBS: GOP A 'Tough Crowd' For Obama; No Mention of President's Partisanship

At the top of Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith declared: "President Obama meets with GOP leaders as he tries to tackle the growing employment problem. Will it be a monologue or a ...

Behar and Goldberg: First Year of Obama Presidency 'Traumatic' For Whites

On HLN's Joy Behar Show on Thursday, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg gave a racial explanation for Chris Matthews' recent "I forgot he was black" remark about President Obama. Goldberg cracked that ...

GOP Senator Rips Into MSNBC Host For 'Absurd,' 'Dishonest,' Statements

On the soon-to-be canceled 'It's the Economy' program on MSNBC on Thursday, co-host Contessa Brewer grilled Republican New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg on his calls to reduce out-of-control ...

Washington Post's Tom Shales: Obama 'Snatched Humility from the Jaws of Hubris'

Washington Post TV writer Tom Shales was glowing for Obama at the keyboard again in his State of the Union review on Thursday. Obama had the ability to "snatch humility from the jaws of hubris." ...

Newsweek's Fineman Applauds Obama's "Most Conservative" SOTU Speech

Despite its laundry list of liberal initiatives, Newsweek's Howard Fineman declared Wednesday's State of the Union address "one of the most conservative speeches that a Democratic president has ...
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