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Williams Whines Obama 'Bruised' By 'Wild and False Rumors'

"The new President has been bruised along the way as poll numbers are falling and he has seen his message hijacked as town meetings have exploded with wild and false rumors of 'death panels' ...

NY Times ME Admits Paper's Van Jones Coverage 'A Beat Behind'

In an online QA, New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson admitted the paper's coverage of the Van Jones controversy was "a beat behind" and put the blame on Labor Day, not pro-Obama bias. ...

Today's Push for ObamaCare Matches Media Spin for HillaryCare in 1990s

With President Obama pitching his version of health reform before a joint session of Congress, it recalls Bill Clinton's 1993 speech to Congress on the same topic. The media spin back then sounds ...

CBS's Smith Cites Medicare as Socialist Success Story

While arguing with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele about health care reform on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "...if the public option is ...

ABC's Robin Roberts Coos to Obama: 'How Difficult Is It to Stay on Message?'

ABC's Robin Roberts conducted a fawning interview with Barack Obama on Wednesday's Good Morning America, downplaying controversy and instead offering fawning softballs such as "How difficult is it ...

York: Journalists More Interested in Denying Conservatives a Victory Than Exposing Jones

In his column in Tuesday's Washington Examiner, Byron York asked: "Why did the press ignore the Van Jones scandal?" The chief political correspondent for the paper answered: "The question may not ...

ABC Rues How Conservatives and Citizen Journalists Are Derailing Obama's Agenda

ABC's World News on Tuesday night bemoaned the impact of conservatives and citizen journalists in derailing President Barack Obama's agenda. Pivoting from the reaction to Obama's address to ...

ABC Glamorizes the 'Financial Terrorist' on a 'Crusade to 'Restore the American Dream'

Nightline correspondent Vicki Mabrey profiled self-described "financial terrorist" Bruce Marks on Friday, painting his actions in a religious light as a "revival of spirits" and "hopes." Co-host ...

CNN's Gergen on Van Jones: 'Sad to See a Man of Good Work Get So Little Credit'

"It's a sad day to see a man of good work get so little credit," CNN senior political analyst David Gergen regretted about Van Jones on Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, complaining about the coverage ...

FNC's Baier Highlights How Mainstream Media Ignored Van Jones

"The resignation of President Obama's green jobs 'czar,' Van Jones, might have come as a shock if you do not watch cable news," FNC's Bret Baier observed at the top of his Monday night "Grapevine" ...
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