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Networks Refuse to Mention Latest Fast and Furious Development

On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks ignored the latest news from the Fast and Furious scandal as a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over a list of ...
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O’Reilly Blasts Sharpton on Ferguson, Calls Him A ‘Charlatan’ Who ‘Only Cares About His Own Self-Aggrandizement’

On Wednesday evening, Bill O’Reilly returned from his vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel (FNC) program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown on ...
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CBS Defends Michael Bloomberg From NRA, Claims They Are ‘Getting Personal’

On Wednesday, August 20, CBS This Morning promoted a new ad campaign by the National Rifle Association “going after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg” a major gun control ...
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'Today' Hosts Thrilled By Joe Biden's Birthday Wishes to Al Roker

After a long-running "bromance" between weatherman Al Roker and Vice President Joe Biden, the hosts of Wednesday's NBC Today arranged a surprise live appearance from Biden to wish Roker a ...
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Actor Russell Brand Bizarrely Proclaims: MSNBC is 'Extremely Conservative'

On Tuesday, former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur uttered some of the wackiest media analysis you’ll ever hear when, on his Youtube show, he declared: “In American media conservatives dominated almost ...
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CBS Thrills Over Liberal Heckler Who Mocked Christie: 'She Sounded Like a Reporter!'

According to the hosts of CBS This Morning, an angry, liberal heckler fits the definition of "a reporter." The journalists on Wednesday played footage of a protester sparring with Chris Christie ...
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Only NBC Acknowledges Gov. Jay Nixon Calling for ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ of Missouri Cop

On Tuesday, August 19, Governor Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) called for the “vigorous prosecution” of Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown last week. Despite the ...
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NBC, CBS Promote Governor Perry’s Courthouse Booking: ‘A Humiliating Experience’

On Tuesday night, both the CBS and NBC evening newscasts did their best to play up Texas Governor Rick Perry’s appearance at an Austin courthouse following his indictment on corruption charges. ...
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CNN's Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence 'Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;' CNN Barely Covers

On Tuesday's This Hour, Michaela Pereira endorsed guest L. Z. Granderson's take on the media's extensive coverage of the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting death of ...
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CBS Highlights Liberal Discomfort Over 'Sketchy' Indictment of Perry

After deluging Americans with two days of heavy coverage of Rick Perry's indictment, the network morning shows on Tuesday eased up. Only CBS This Morning offered a story on the Republican's ...
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