Budget

NPR Slants 7 to 2 Towards Backers of Federal Funding of Public Broadcasting

On Thursday's All Things Considered, NPR's Jim Zarroli vouched for continuing federal funding of public broadcasting by lining up seven sound bites from three supporters of the medium, versus only ...

GOP Fight to Cut NPR a Mere 'Distraction' Over 'Trivial Amount of Money'

Michael Shear dismisses the NPR debate: "...the closer that Washington moves toward full-blown election season, the greater appetite both sides will have for small, symbolic issues that appeal to ...

MSNBC Touts Washington Post Columnist 'Taking Apart' GOP Budget Argument by Claiming U.S. 'Not Broke'

On Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, fill-in host Norah O'Donnell spoke with liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne about his claim that the United States is "not broke," but ...

ABC Exploits Japanese Tragedy to Undermine Minor GOP-Proposed Domestic U.S. Budget Reduction

ABC's Bill Weir inaccurately complained Friday night: "Our House of Representatives voted to slash funding for the Hawaiian tsunami warning center." Then on Saturday night, Clayton Sandell cued up ...

CBS Proclaims 'War in Wisconsin;' Did Gov. Walker 'Trick' Democrats With 'Surprise Vote'?

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge declared: "War in Wisconsin. Democrats cry foul as Republicans break a three-week deadlock over the budget battle with a surprise ...

ABC and NBC Resort to Using 'Bert and Ernie' and 'Big Bird' to Undermine Effort to De-Fund NPR

Demonstrating how the media are an obstacle to any spending cuts, NBC and ABC on Wednesday night resorted to citing Sesame Street characters as potential "casualties in a war over culture and ...

Mika Brzezinski Bemoans Gov. Walker's Holdout: 'The Union Has Given Blood to This Guy'

On Tuesday, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, the self-confessed Democrat for whom appeal to sentiment is second-nature, painted the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as "cold" and "mean" in the ...

Amanpour Frets: 'Will the Deep Budget Cuts on the Table Stick a Fork in the Recovery?'

Picking up on an argument made by economist Mark Zandi - whom the Washington Post described as "an architect of the 2009 stimulus package" - ABC's Christiane Amanpour on Sunday morning, presuming ...

CBS: Fugitive Wisconsin Dems Have 'Become Heroes' to Union Protestors

During a report on the latest developments in Wisconsin for Wednesday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Cynthia Bowers proclaimed that the 14 Democratic state senators who fled to Illinois to block ...
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