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MSNBC’s Halperin on Perry Indictment: ‘This Is the Stupidest Thing I've Seen, I Think, in My Entire Career’

On Monday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, MSNBC contributor and Managing Editor of Bloomberg Politics Mark Halperin slammed the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) by an Austin, Texas-area grand ...
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Networks Continue to Hype Perry Indictment, Ignore Prominent Liberals Defending Him

All three network morning shows on Monday continued to hype the Friday indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, but none of the broadcasts mentioned prominent liberals like Obama adviser David ...
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Analysis: The News Media’s Double Standard on Political Scandals

When it comes to news coverage, reporters almost always identify the political party of a Republican caught in a scandal, but when the culprit is a Democrat, the party label is usually left ...
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NBC’s Mitchell Declares Al Sharpton In Ferguson ‘On a Peace Mission’

Filling in as host on NBC’s Meet the Press, Andrea Mitchell, NBC's Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, rushed to defend her colleague Al ...
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ABC, CBS Hype Perry Indictment, Promote ‘Political Embarrassment of a Mugshot’

Following the indictment of Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) for threatening to veto funding for the state’s public integrity unit after a Democratic District Attorney refused to resign for a drunk ...
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Overdoing the Death of Robin Williams

The first rule of coroner public relations ought to be “never seem to enjoy sharing the specifics on someone’s death."
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NBC Spotlights American Yazidis' Anguish for Iraqi Kin Persecuted By ISIS; ABC, CBS Yawn

NBC Nightly News was the sole Big Three evening newscast on Friday to cover ISIS's ongoing rampage against non-Muslims in northern Iraq. Chris Jansing filed a full report on the heartbreak for a ...
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Chicago's Little League Team Alerts GMA to Violence in Rahm Emanuel's Bloody Chicago

Good Morning America has a history of ignoring the spasms of bloody violence that rock Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. The city's little league baseball team prompted ABC to mention the problem. ...
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NBC's Lauer Frets Over Media 'Sending Mixed Messages On Drugs to Our Kids'

In an interview with the director of a Boston drug rehabilitation center on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about the impact media coverage of legalized marijuana was having on ...
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After Hyping Christie’s ‘Bridgegate,’ CNN Buries Andrew Cuomo’s Scandal

The cable news outlet completely ignored the Cuomo scandal until it aired a single report on August 7. In stark contrast, when a scandal involving the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris ...
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