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Hours Before John Paul II's Canonization, Networks Hype Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

ABC, CBS, and NBC spotlighted the issue of child sex abuse by priests on their Saturday morning and evening newscasts – twenty-four hours or less before the Catholic Church canonized Popes John ...
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CBS Covers Oregon 'Pulling the Plug' on Health Exchange, But Omits 'Obama'; ABC, NBC Ignore

Friday's CBS Evening News was the lone Big Three evening newscast to spotlight how the State of Oregon decision to scrap its multimillion dollar health exchange website, and join the federal ...
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CBS, NBC Evening Newscasts Omit IRS Tax Cheats Getting Bonuses; Mark 1964 World's Fair

Tuesday's World News on ABC stood out as the only Big Three network evening newscast to cover a new "watchdog report" that found that the IRS "handed out more than $1 million in bonuses to ...
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NBC and ABC Feature Same Teenage Activist Supporting Affirmative Action; Omit Activist Label

Reporting on Tuesday's Supreme Court decision that enabled states' voters to ban affirmative action, the NBC and ABC evening newscasts featured a soundbite from the same teenage activist who ...
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Blunt Sharyl Attkisson on CNN: 'I Didn't Sense Any Resistance...Ever' to Negative Bush Stories at CBS

Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson was blunt in her interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday's Reliable Sources. Stelter tried to ask if CBS lost interest in investigative journalism to ...
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Not All Presidential Offspring Equal: Newscasts Which Ignored Bush Pregnancy Now Trumpet Chelsea Clinton’s

On Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012, Jenna Bush Hager Bush announced on NBC’s Today show that she was expecting. That evening, the NBC Nightly News allocated 33 seconds to the revelation ...
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ABC Hypes IRS's Help Line Wait Times, Smaller Budget; Yawns at Criminal Referral for Lerner

On Friday's World News, ABC's David Kerley pressed I.R.S. Commissioner John Koskinen about taxpayers who are unable to "get an answer as to how much they're supposed to pay," due to long wait ...
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Bob Schieffer and Brian Williams Push Liberal Reaction to SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision

Both CBS's Bob Schieffer and NBC's Brian Williams cried foul on Wednesday evening at the Supreme Court striking down the cap on overall political donations, showing sympathy for supporters of ...
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White House PR? CBS Highlights Young ObamaCare Enrollee's 'Peace of Mind'

As the networks reported on President Obama's Tuesday "victory lap" over ObamaCare's new enrollment numbers, CBS played right into the administration's hands by highlighting the "peace of ...
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CBS's Pelley Glowingly Wonders How the Pope 'Inspired' Obama; Omits Religious Liberty Spat

Friday's CBS Evening News featured a previously unaired portion of Scott Pelley's softball interview of President Obama on his recent meeting with Pope Francis. The Vatican noted on Thursday that ...
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