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Seven Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Get 1/20th Time Given to Jackson

Two days after the Washington Post carried a letter from a woman who asked "where was the coverage of my nephew or the other soldiers" who were killed in the days after Michael Jackson died, ...

ABC Showcases Russian Teens Excited by Obama: 'Energetic' and 'Innovator'

After the Bush years Russians are naturally "wary" of a U.S. President, but ABC still managed to highlight teens, at a "Kremlin-sponsored summer camp," optimistic about President Obama." One ...

CNN's Jack Cafferty Again Derides Palin, Calls Her 'Lame'

CNN's Jack Cafferty, on Monday's Situation Room, referred to one of Sarah Palin's reasons for her resignation, that she wanted to avoid becoming a lame duck, then cracked: "She was already lame."

ABC's Sawyer Asks Sheriff if He's 'Concerned' People Have 'Guns Right by the Side'

Even with a serial killer on the loose in South Carolina, ABC's Diane Sawyer was asking the local sheriff if he was concerned about the community "arming up and we're reading that ammunition is ...

WaPo Editor Compares 'Most Effective' Henry Waxman to Ted Williams, King David

Washington Post associated editor Robert Kaiser reviewed a new book by ultraliberal Rep. Henry Waxman, lauding the legislator as comparable to baseball star Ted Williams and biblical hero King ...

CNN Anchor: 'Elitist' to Disdain Overcoverage of Michael Jackson

CNN daytime anchor Don Lemon asserted on Sunday's Reliable Sources that claims that the media are overcovering Michael Jackson are "elitist." He twice saluted Jackson as an "accidental civil ...

Regrets Media Didn't Memorialize a Soldier Killed Same Day Jackson Died

Army 1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw was killed in Afghanistan, fighting in a war to protect all Americans, the same day that Michael Jackson died, prompting a letter to the Washington Post from ...

Tucker on ABC: Palin 'Nixon Without the Policy Knowledge or the Experience'

Sarah Palin hasn't had it as tough as Hillary Clinton and at her Friday announcement Palin "came across as petty and vindictive. Richard Nixon without the policy knowledge or the experience," ...

NBC's Viqueira Likens 'Erratic' Palin to Ross Perot

A night after NBC's Chuck Todd predicted Sarah Palin will make fundraising appearances where she'll draw "car-wreck watchers," Todd's colleague, Mike Viqueira asserted over video of Ross Perot ...

On FNC, Pinkerton Compares CNN on 'Bold' Obama to 'Stalinesque Fakery'

Picking up on how CNN's Suzanne Malveaux hailed, as "a bold display of presidential concern," President Obama hugging a woman at Wednesday's health care forum, Jim Pinkerton, on FNC's Fox ...
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