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NBC's David Gregory Downplays GOP Wins on Today

NBC's David Gregory, on Wednesday's Today show, downplayed the huge GOP wins in New Jersey and Virginia as merely reflecting the "anti-incumbency mood," and "the change message that Obama" started ...

CNN's Larry King Focuses on Defeat and Threat of 'Far Right'

During a live midnight EST hour Larry King Live Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, CNN's Larry King repeatedly employed the "far right" pejorative to describe those who backed the unsuccessful New ...

CBS's Schieffer Denies Vote a Referendum on Obama, Compares Conservatives to McGovern

Shortly before the polls closed, CBS's Bob Schieffer rejected any effort to tie President Barack Obama to two the Democratic gubernatorial candidates for whom Obama campaigned, insisting on ...

CNN: Palin, Tea Party Protesters 'Driving Moderates Out of GOP'

On Monday's AC360, CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded the media's new talking point about the New York congressional race, that "tea Party protesters and other conservative voices are...driving ...

Matthews Belittles Climate Change Skeptics and Homeschoolers

If you're a skeptic of climate change or want to educate your child at home Chris Matthews probably thinks you're an oddball. On Tuesday's Hardball, the MSNBC host egged on the former liberal ...

CNN: Palin, Tea Party Protesters 'Driving Moderates Out of GOP'

On Monday's AC360, CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded the media's new talking point about the New York congressional race, that "tea Party protesters and other conservative voices are...driving ...

Parallels to Obamamania in ABC's 'V' Sci-Fi Mini-Series, Plus Reporter Helps the Aliens

ABC's 'V' mini-series, which will debut tonight (Tuesday) in the first hour of prime time, is "nominally a rousing sci-fi space opera about alien invaders bent on the conquest (and digestion) of ...

USA Today Defines Sycophantic Media in Front Page Homage to Obamas

"President Obama may not have delivered on all the policy changes he promised since his election a year ago, but he and his family have brought dramatic social change to the nation's capital and ...

CBS Hosts Discuss 'Insurgent,' 'Orthodox Conservative' in NY-23 Race

While analyzing the off-year elections across the country on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about the New York 23rd congressional race: ...

Surprise: ABC's Sawyer Hits Gore on Profits From Global Warming, Plays Glenn Beck Attack

Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer conducted a surprisingly tough interview with Al Gore on Tuesday, pressing him on profiting from global warming and whether or not climate change legislation is ...
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