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Only NBC Notes How Catholic Shriver Was 'Lifelong Opponent of Abortion'

Among Tuesday's network evening newscasts, all three of which ran stories on the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, only the NBC Nightly News mentioned that Mrs. Shriver was strongly opposed to ...

CBS Uses Editor of Liberal Magazine to 'Fact Check' ObamaCare

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith teased an upcoming segment on dispelling myths about health care reform: "There's so much anger, this vitriol that we see day after day ...

CBS Silent on Clinton Comparing Bush v. Gore to Massive Corruption in Africa

Of the three major networks, only CBS has managed, thus far, to ignore controversial comments from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that compared America's disputed election in 2000 to political ...

CBS Warns of 'Right-Wing' 'Anti-Government' Extremism

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Bob Orr highlighted a far-left group's report on potential violence by "right-wing extremists." Orr warned: "Officials say a sour economy, a ...

CBS Sees Conservative Manipulation Behind ObamaCare Protests

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Ben Tracy filed a report linking angry protesters opposing ObamaCare to conservative groups, examining the possibility that the "outrage" has been ...

Townhaller Schools MSNBC Host on Obama's Single Payer Quote

Average American citizen Katy Abram's impassioned plea against socialized health care, at Senator Arlen Specter's town hall meeting on Tuesday, got her noticed by the Hardball producers as her ...

CBS's Mitchell: Health Care Debate 'Nasty National Shouting Match'

At the top of the 8:00AM ET hour of Wednesday's Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell cited protests at health care reform town hall meetings as evidence that the debate was "turning into a nasty ...

ABC's David Wright Spins for Obama With Lefty Health Care 'Fact Check'

On Tuesday's World News, for the second day in a row, ABC delivered a "fact check" on the health care bill, offering up perspectives sympathetic to the sweeping legislation. Confusing opinions for ...

CNN Lets White House 'Fact Check' Anti-Obama Claims, But Gets It Wrong

CNN's Rick Sanchez on Tuesday asked Obama spokesperson (and former ABC and CBS reporter) Linda Douglass to reject as a "falsity" that the health care "public option" would include payments for ...

ABC News Veteran: Most Journalists See Themselves as 'Right Down the Middle'

Time magazine's Mark Halperin, formerly the political director at ABC News, announced on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday that he believed that most reporters operated under the belief that they are ...
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