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CBS Declares Wisconsin Union Protests 'Tea Party Movement for the Left'

Discussing the union protests in Wisconsin with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge noted: "You talk about this being a potential Tea Party movement ...

Tea Party 'Extreme' to Amanpour, But Union Protesters a 'Populist' Show of 'People Power'

Last October, ABC's Christiane Amanpour characterized the Tea Party as "extreme," declaring "people are looking at the Tea Party and saying this is not conservatism as we knew it but it's ...

NBC Equates Madison to Egypt While Ignoring 'Scott Stalin' Placard, All Spike Obama's Role

"The uprising at home," teased NBC anchor Brian Williams who set up his Friday newscast by equating the left-wing protests with those against Arab dictatorships: "From the Mideast to the American ...

CBS Host's False Attack on Wisconsin Governor Falls Flat

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge attempted to portray Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's efforts to curb costly benefits for public sector unions in his state as purely political: ...

Nets Champion Wisconsin Public Employees 'Rising Up' in 'Mutiny' Against 'Extreme Cuts'

ABC on Thursday night championed a "mutiny in America" by public employees in Wisconsin whom NBC's Brian Williams trumpeted for "rising up and saying no to some of the most extreme cuts in the ...

CBS Hypes: Obama on Same Side as Tea Party on Budget Cuts

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante seized on a rare instance in which the Obama administration and conservative members of Congress happened to agree on a ...

Matt Bai Gives Obama a Pass on Budget Whiff

Another Times writer gives Obama a "Yes, but," pass on his lack of budgetary leadership: "Mr. Obama would seem to be taking the more balanced approach. True, Mr. Obama didn't act on his own debt ...

G.O.P. on a Spending-Cut 'Frenzy,' 'Destroying Vital Government Programs With Gleeful Abandon'

More of the sober, substantive commentary we've come to expect from the nation's leading newspaper: "But that wasn't enough for [Speaker John Boehner's] fanatical freshmen, who demanded that it be ...

MSNBC's Brewer: 'Meanie Money Enforcer' GOP vs 'Big Heart' Dems in Budget Battle

Opening Wednesday's 12PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer proclaimed that President Obama was "driving Republicans in a corner" by calling their "budget bluff with his big proposal to ...
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