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40 Years Since Chappaquiddick; Ted Kennedy 'Would Have Brought Comfort' to Mary Jo Kopechne 'In Her Old Age'

Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, killed July 18, 1969 after leaving a party with Senator Edward Kennedy. Over the course of the past four decades, the media ...

MSNBC: Talk Radio and Tea Party Protests 'Push Boundaries of Decency'

On Friday, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall exclaimed: "Harsh political discourse against [President Obama] really amped up and people started to push the boundaries of what might be considered decency. ...

House Panel Votes Huge $500 Billion Tax Increase; Nets Couldn't Care Less

The House Ways and Means committee approved a half-trillion dollar tax increase early Friday, but the ABC and NBC morning news shows offered only a single sentence to the development, while CBS's ...

CBS Early Show Praises Obama's 'Sermon-like' NAACP Speech

On Friday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Randall Pinkston described President Obama's Thursday address to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: "The crowd responded to ...

ABC's Greenburg: Sotomayor Not 'Liberal Activist' But 'Almost Conservative'

Summing up Sonia Sotomayor's performance during four days of hearings, ABC's Jan Crawford Greenburg on Thursday night asserted her record "proved Sotomayor was a liberal activist." But, Greenburg ...

Only ABC Cites 'Devastating' CBO Judgment and 50%+ Tax Rates to Pay for Health Care

"Congress's chief budget analyst delivered a devastating assessment yesterday of the health care proposals drafted by congressional Democrats," the Washington Post reported, but of the broadcast ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez Interviews 'Wise Latina' Women - at His Mom's House

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez devoted an entire segment on Thursday to his interviews of five "wise Latina" women from his hometown of Miami, including his own mother, about the nomination of Sonia ...

Meghan McCain Calls Joe the Plumber a 'Dumb Ass;' MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Agrees

On Thursday, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer reported on Meghan McCain calling Joe the Plumber a "dumb ass" for his views on homosexuality and remarked: "Is that name calling? Or, you know, if it ...

Flashback: John John Was No 'Sun God,' Chappaquiddick Was a Kopechne Tragedy

"The sudden death of the only son of an assassinated President is certainly a major news story, but the TV nets used his death as a chance to launch a week-long tribute to him as America's 'crown ...

CBS Remembers JFK Jr. As Both an 'Icon' and 'A Regular Guy'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith marked the ten-year anniversary of the death of JFK Jr. by declaring: "He was such an icon in the city [New York], and we're going to ...
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