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Claire Shipman's Bizarre Logic: 'Olympic Loss Actually a Boost for Obama'

According to ABC correspondent Claire Shipman, the botched Olympic bid by Barack Obama is actually a "good" thing for the President. Writing an online column for True/Slant, Shipman bizarrely ...

NY Times Falls for 'White Coats in Rose Garden' Staged Photo-Op

The New York Times played up "White Coats in Rose Garden," a photo-op of doctors shipped in to support Obama's health care overhaul, but reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg managed to miss the ...

Couric Relies on Albright to Blame Obama's Afghanistan Conundrum on Bush

On Monday's CBS Evening News, Katie Couric delivered a "How We Got Here" review of Afghanistan after eight years of U.S. troops on the ground, culminating with Couric conveying as fact - based on ...

CNN's Toobin Again Touts 'Very Conservative' vs 'Liberal' Supreme Court

CNN'st Jeffrey Toobin again turned to his usual labeling of the ideological split on the Supreme Court on Monday's American Morning. Toobin tagged Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts "very ...

Matthews Cries: 'Orgiastic' Right Wing 'Roots Against America!'

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, accused the right wing of achieving an "orgiastic level" of excitement in its rooting against Barack Obama to deliver the Olympics to Chicago. Matthews, ...

CBS's Schieffer: 'World Did Not End' After Obama's Olympic Failure

n a display of the ever lowering standards by which the media judge Barack Obama's presidency, on Sunday's CBS Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer downplayed the President's failed Olympic bid: ...

Gallup Poll: Media Seen as 'Too Liberal,' Untrustworthy

A Gallup poll released October 1 confirms that few Americans trust the media and about three times as many see the press as "too liberal" (45%) as opposed to "too conservative" (15%). Far more ...

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan: Conservatives Don't Care If 'Half the Country Dies' in Order to 'Take Down Obama'

Morning Meeting host Dylan Ratigan on Monday smeared conservatives, saying that the right doesn't care if "half the country dies" in order to "take down Obama" on health care. Ratigan made his ...

Shocked TV Journalists Absolve Obama, Insist IOC Rebuke Won't Hurt President

The broadcast evening networks all led Friday night not with the jump in the unemployment rate to 9.8%, but with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) rejection of Chicago's bid, stories ...

Garofalo: Led by Limbaugh, 'Tea-Baggers' a 'White Power Movement' Motivated by 'Racism'

Janeane Garofalo used another media appearance to smear anti-Obama protesters as racists, this time, Friday night on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, insisting "it's obvious to anybody who has ...
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