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Chris Matthews Develops Another 'Thrill,' This Time Over Sotomayor

During live coverage of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing on Monday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews gushed about the judge, saying "Well, I'm getting one of those thrills I get about America. I'm ...

CBS's Sunday Morning Airs Indictment of Media from Aunt of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

CBS gave only 13 secs Monday night to the deaths of seven soldiers in Afghanistan, but CBS's Sunday Morning should be commended for giving the aunt, of a soldier killed the same day Michael ...

CBS's Smith Sees No Liberal Activism In Sotomayor Record

Responding to Senator Jeff Sessions describing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a "typical liberal activist judge" CBS Early Show co-host Harry Smith argued: "You feel like her record ...

CBS: Sotomayor 'Perfect Nominee,' An 'All-American Story'

On Monday, CBS correspondent Wyatt Andrews reported on the beginning of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and declared: "To Democrats, Sotomayor is the perfect ...

MSNBC Labels Obama Stare Photo 'Right Wing Smear;' Singles Out Drudge, Fox

MSNBC's David Shuster and Tamron Hall labeled the circulation of a photo of President Obama allegedly glancing at a teenager's posterior a "right wing smear," and singled out Fox News and Drudge ...

Today Showcases Hotel Obama in Ghana

In yet another moment of Obama puffery the Today show highlighted a hotel dedicated to Barack Obama.

ABC's Karl Highlights Stimulus Waste; Stephanopoulos Spins for White House

Good Morning America's Jonathan Karl on Friday provided a questioning, skeptical analysis of how stimulus money is being spent on road signs promoting the legislation. At one point, the reporter ...

CBS: World Leaders 'Relieved' Obama President Instead of Bush

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Chip Reid described the relief of world leaders at the G-8 Summit that Barack Obama was representing the United States: "...the President showed yet ...

WaPo's Sally Quinn: Sarah Palin 'Exploited' Her Children

Appearing on MSNBC Thursday afternoon, Washington Post writer and founder of the paper's On Faith blog, Sally Quinn, exclaimed of Sarah Palin: "Well, clearly, she has not put her family ...

MSNBC's David Shuster: Sarah Palin 'Has No Future'

On Wednesday, MSNBC anchor David Shuster made a bold prediction about Sarah Palin's political future: "I've said it before, I'll say it again, Sarah Palin will never recover from this...No matter ...
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