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NY Times Bashes Birthers and Blames Limbaugh, But Gave 9-11 Truthers Respect

Anti-Bush 9-11 "Truthers" get a fair hearing from the NY Times, but anti-Obama "Birthers" are harshly criticized, and Rush Limbaugh is to blame. Brian Stelter's Saturday story questioned those ...

ABC Devotes Yet Another Segment to Graceful, 'Idealistic' JFK Jr.

Eleven days after mourning the tenth anniversary of the death of "the prince of Camelot," John F. Kennedy Jr., Monday's Good Morning America took yet another look back at the "grace" and ...

ABC Champions 'Liberal Lion' as Inspiration for Obama Heath Care Takeover

Sunday's World News devoted a full story to Ted Kennedy's cause as Dan Harris' tease framed Kennedy's big government agenda in the most-benign light: "In the game. An ailing Ted Kennedy, now ...

Time Mag's Between Paragraph Anti-Bush and Cheney Potshot Links

Time magazine's online staff certainly undermined any notion of impartiality in how they littered the posted version of this week's cover story, "Inside Bush and Cheney's Final Days," with the ...

Cronkite Pushed RFK to Run for President; Would've Accepted McGovern's VP Spot

Belying the image of Walter Cronkite as an journalist without any political motives, in 1967 he secretly "pleaded" with Senator Robert Kennedy to run as an anti-Vietnam war candidate for President ...

Krauthammer: 'Supine' Media Lulled Arrogant Obama into Race Muddle

President Obama's experience last year earning fawning press coverage as a "genius" on race relations lulled him into assuming "he can say anything on race and is so smart that he will be ...

Catty Katie Slams NYT's Errors, Forgets Own Colossal On-Air Goof

In her July 24 "Notebook" commentary, CBS anchor Katie Couric ridiculed the New York Times for "not one, not two, but seven errors" in their obituary for Walter Cronkite. But Couric came in for ...

Couric Pouts Over Gates Distraction: 'Just as He Was Pushing So Hard for Health Care Reform'

Katie Couric on Friday night trumpeted as "extraordinary" President Obama's appearance in the White House briefing room to address the "racial profiling" furor he inflamed - which CBS ran for a ...

Rush Limbaugh: 'The Press Has Met Their Waterloo and It's Obama'

Expounding on a formulation he's propounded this week on his radio show in pivoting off Senator Jim DeMint's prediction health care could become President Obama's "Waterloo," in an interview with ...

Nets Fail to ID Party of Pols Arrested in NJ; CNN Misleads Its Viewers

As usual, the network evening newscasts all failed to point out the party affiliation of the major New Jersey office-holders the FBI arrested Thursday for corruption. As AP pointed out, all but ...
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