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ABC's Sawyer Gushes: Obama Nobel Win Is 'the Olympic Gold of International Diplomacy'

Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer on Friday used an odd expression to fawn over Barack Obama's Nobel Prize win. She cooed that the award is "the Olympic gold of international diplomacy." ...

NBC's Lauer: Not to Be Rude, but Obama Hasn't Done Anything

Even Barack Obama's fan club on NBC's Today were stunned at the President's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. Co-host Matt Lauer found it baffling: "We're less than a year into the first term of ...

Flustered CBS: Baucus' ObamaCare 'Would Reduce the Deficit,' Yet 'Republicans Still Oppose It'

The Senate Finance Committee's ObamaCare bill will spend $829 billion, but CBS Evening News Maggie Rodriquez trumpeted how "according to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget ...

CBS Skips Any Mention of Massive Deficit Numbers Under Obama

Wednesday's CBS Evening News With Katie Couric and Thursday's Early show completely ignored any mention of the fact that the deficit has risen to a staggering $1.4 trillion, triple what it was a ...

CBS Touts Baucus Health Care Bill 'Pays For Itself,' 'Saves Billions'

Following the talking points of the Democratic Party, at the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared a win for health care legislation being pushed by Montana Senator ...

Newsweek Seriously Asks: 'Was Russia Better Off Red?'

The October 12 issue of Newsweek asked: "Was Russia Better Off Red?" The "Back Story" page of the magazine featured a graphic comparing life under communism to now: "Since the collapse of the ...

Wash Post Tops Front Page With Protest of...176 People

Hard-left "anti-war" protesters topped the front of The Washington Post on Wednesday and drew most of an inside page. It wasn't until paragraph 25 that the Post admitted they only counted 176 ...

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Slams GOP Comments on Pelosi as Sexist and Demeaning

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer on Wednesday angrily agreed with Democratic claims that the National Republican Congressional Committee made a sexist slam against Nancy Pelosi. Appearing on Morning ...

AP Excited 'Bold Colors' and 'Squiggly Lines Have Arrived' on White House Walls

"You can't see it, but there's a quiet cultural revolution under way at the White House," gushed the AP's Nancy Benac in the lead to her Tuesday night dispatch headlined: "Modern art hits 1600 Pa. ...

CBS: U.S. Turning Attention to Iraq from Afghanistan the 'Gravest Error of All'

For the second night, CBS devoted time in its "Afghanistan: The Road Ahead" series to stressing how the decision to go into Iraq undermined success in Afghanistan. Lara Logan: "What many here see ...
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