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NBC Highlights Critique of Obama on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' ABC Minimizes

NBC's Today show on Sunday devoted a three-minute report to President Obama's speech to "gay rights" proponents, where he promised a repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The report had ...

USA Today Columnist: Limbaugh Makes 'People More Comfortable with Their Prejudices'

Add USA Today to the list of media outlets smearing Rush Limbaugh as a racist to support their opposition to Limbaugh becoming an NFL team owner. In a column featured in Monday's Sports section, ...

CBS's Smith Touts White House 'Full Frontal Assault' on Fox News

Speaking with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked about the latest Obama administration attack on Fox News: "Anita Dunn, the communications ...

CBS Early Show Hits Obama From Left on Gay Rights March

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared: "Washington's largest gay rights rally in a decade puts pressure on President Obama." Co-host Harry Smith later introduced the story: ...

MSNBC Features Lefty Sports Writer to Trash 'Racist' 'Swine' Rush Limbaugh

MSNBC on Monday featured the Nation magazine's sports editor to rant against Rush Limbaugh as a "unreconstructed racist," a "swine" and also lobby that the conservative host shouldn't be allowed ...

Nobel for Obama 'Ridiculous,' But Wash Post's Marcus Admits: 'I Voted for President Obama'

Long-time Washington Post reporter and editor Ruth Marcus, in a Saturday column, called Obama's Nobel "ridiculous." Then she offered up what gives her the credibility to make such a judgment: "I ...

Veteran Washington Post Reporter Says Media Should Embrace Its Liberal Slant

Veteran reporter Thomas Edsall is again sounding the alarm on the political imbalance of today's news media, though his proposed solution, illustrated by the headline to his Thursday post at ...

Obama a 'Figure of Hope' to World in Winning 'One of the Last Towering Honors on Earth'

ABC, CBS and NBC all led Friday night with the "surprise" pick of President Barack Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize and acknowledged the choice was meant as a slap at former President George W. ...

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter Slams Limbaugh as 'Mullah Rush'

Rush Limbaugh for attack, on Friday's MSNBC Live. While acknowledging that "everybody agrees it was premature" to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama, Alter singled out the two groups ...

CNN's Lothian: Nobel Prize an 'A' for Effort, Could Help with Health Care

CNN's Dan Lothian, on Friday morning, saw nothing but pluses for President Obama's reception of the Nobel Peace Prize. Lothian guessed Obama "obviously is getting an 'A' for effort here," and even ...
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