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CBS Promotes Obama PR Video As Sign of 'Transparency'

At the top of Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith touted a White House-produced video: "And your letters to the President...A behind-the-scenes look at how President Obama keeps in touch ...

NBC, CBS Skip Study on Massive New Obama Spending

Of the three network morning shows, only ABC touted a new study by the Heritage Foundation that reported how the federal government's massive spending will average almost $34,000 per household in ...

Washington Post Headline Encapsulates Press Corps Attitude

As the weekend ends, catching up with a Wednesday Washington Post article which encapsulated how journalists are revolted by conservative economic policy and upset at how an aversion to tax hikes ...

ABC's Stossel Slams Socialized Medicine, Finds Obama Expressed Interest in Single Payer System

On Friday's 20/20 on ABC, co-anchor John Stossel exposed the flaws in the Canadian and British government-run health care systems, and even showed viewers a clip of President Obama as he once ...

Like Obama, Bill Clinton Also Idolized on Time Covers, But Not GOP Presidents

How unusual is it for a new President to be featured seven times on Time's cover, as Barack Obama has been (with Michelle Obama snagging her own solo appearance)? A look back finds Bill Clinton ...

Year Ago GDP Jump 'Disappointing'; This Year Negative GDP: 'Whole Lot Brighter,' ABC Credits 'Stimulus'

A year ago, when GDP rose 1.9%, CBS centered a story around the "disappointing" news while ABC and NBC ignored it. But Friday night, Katie Couric crowed a 1% Q2 decline means the "glimmer of hope ...

MSNBC's Deutsch Slams Rush as a 'Moron' and a 'Putz'; Trashes 'Stupid' GOPers

MSNBC host Donny Deutsch frothed about "right-wing racism" on Thursday and trashed Rush Limbaugh as a both a "moron" and a "putz." The former CNBC anchor talked with liberal journalist Joan Walsh ...

CBS Sees 'Runaway Success' in Failing 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

Reporting on the Obama administration's 'Cash for Clunkers' car buying program running out of money, CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes offered a mixed message: "'Cash for Clunkers' has been such a ...

'Paging Dr. Obama' Makes It Seven Time Mag Covers Since Election for Obama

Time magazine's August 10 edition with President Barack Obama on the cover ("Paging Dr. Obama") trying to heal the nation in a photo illustration as a physician, wearing a white smock with a ...

ABC and NBC Jump to Herald Obama's Presidential Medal of Freedom Picks

When Obama does it, it's news. ABC and NBC on Thursday night made time to highlight who President Barack Obama will bestow with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in two weeks. Both started with ...
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