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CBS: Obama 'Outraged' Over Leaks About Afghanistan Indecision

Citing an interview the President gave to White House correspondent Chip Reid, at the top of Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith declared: "An outraged President Obama says heads may ...

On Today: Newsweek Editor Denies Palin Cover Was Sexist

NBC's Matt Lauer invited on Newsweek managing editor Dan Klaidman, on Wednesday's Today, to answer Sarah Palin's charge that the magazine's recent cover photo of her, in a jogging outfit, was ...

Matthews Looks Down His Nose At Delusional, Daffy Palin

Chris Matthews got together with the Politico's Jeanne Cummings and the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page to look down their collective noses at the concept of Sarah Palin as a writer on Tuesday's ...

Morning Shows Devote a Combined 21 Seconds to Controversy of Job Creation in Fake Congressional Districts

NBC and CBS's morning shows on Tuesday completely ignored the revelation that the Obama administration's Recovery.gov website claims to have saved or created jobs in congressional districts that ...

Four Days After Airing Fake Photos of Sarah Palin, MSNBC 'Fact Checks' Former Governor

Only four days after airing faked photographs purporting to be of Sarah Palin wearing a bikini and holding a gun, MSNBC hosts on Tuesday decided to fact check the ex-governor of Alaska. Contessa ...

CBS Touts Another Exclusive Interview With Palin-Bashing Levi Johnston

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez previewed an exclusive interview with Levi Johnston on the CBS entertainment show, The Insider: "Levi Johnston says he is winning the war of ...

Surprise! Lauer Asks If Dobbs Was 'Too Conservative' For CNN?

NBC's Matt Lauer, on Tuesday's Today show, actually asked Lou Dobbs, formerly of CNN, if he and the network parted ways because he was "too conservative," and if CNN was okay with Dobbs' push for ...

CBS: NY Daily News Reporter Hails Obama's Arlington Visit

On CBS's Sunday Morning, New York Daily News Washington correspondent James Meek related President Obama's visit to the graves of Iraq and Afghanistan war dead at Arlington National Cemetery: ...

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Apologizes for Using Faked Photos of Sarah Palin

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan apologized on Monday for using photoshopped images of Sarah Palin firing a gun while wearing a bikini. The pictures, which were first brought to light by the Media Research ...

ABC Omits Critics of Obama's 'Jarring and Inappropriate' Bow; Sawyer Says Protocol 'Too Confusing'

ABC's Good Morning America finally picked up on the deep bow President Obama performed for the Emperor of Japan over the weekend. Co-host Diane Sawyer ran through how other U.S. Presidents have ...
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