Todd Akin

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CNN Hypes GOP Congressman's Remark on Rape and Pregnancy; Brings Up Todd Akin

CNN tarred the Romney campaign with Todd Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" comment, and now it is trying to do the same to Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) for making a much less controversial remark ...
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CNNers Treat Steubenville Rapists More Sympathetically than Todd Akin?

When the guilty verdict was handed down in the Steubenville, Ohio rape trial, on Sunday, CNN's Candy Crowley and Poppy Harlow painted the convicted rapists in sympathetic tones. Harlow emoted: ...
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Soledad O'Brien Tells Mourdock to 'Get Real,' Brings Up Todd Akin

CNN's Soledad O'Brien distorted a pro-life statement from Senate candidate Richard Mourdock by including it with the Todd Akin controversy in a critical "Get Real" segment on Wednesday's ...
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Piers Morgan Says Todd Akin Controversy Supports Narrative That GOP Is 'Anti-Women'

Piers Morgan said on Thursday that the Todd Akin controversy supports "the argument that the Republican Party is anti-women," playing into the Democratic playbook. "I suppose the problem is ...
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Michele Bachmann Tells Piers Morgan 'You're Reading Directly Off the Obama Talking Points'

When CNN's Piers Morgan brought up the Todd Akin controversy in his interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Bachmann lashed back that "you're reading directly off the Obama talking ...
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GOP Congressman Smacks Down Piers Morgan's Liberal Talking Points

CNN's Piers Morgan cast Paul Ryan's pro-life record on the "extreme" end of the GOP and brought up Todd Akin to emphasize the party's gender gap, but his Republican guest would have none of ...
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CBS's Charlie Rose Pesters Santorum: What Does Akin 'Say' About the GOP 'and Its Image?'

CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose on Tuesday pestered Rick Santorum about Todd Akin and tried to goad the former Republican presidential candidate into bashing Mitt Romney. Highlighting ...
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Stephanopoulos Hypes ‘Political Hurricane from Todd Akin’ While Barbour Scolds Schieffer for His Akin Obsession

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos opened his Sunday show: “Good morning and welcome to This Week. Storms brewing. The GOP convention threatened by Tropical Storm Isaac and that political hurricane from ...
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NYT's Shear: With Ryan Pick, 'Romney Has Taken a Long, Deep Breath' of Congressional 'Hot Air'

Michael Shear piles on Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as running mate and again links him to Rep. Todd Akin: "In the two weeks since Mr. Ryan joined the Republican ticket, his work in the House ...
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Media Obsession With Akin Hits Overdrive: 96 Minutes in Just Three and a Half Days

The media obsession with a gaffe by Congressman Todd Akin continued on Wednesday and Thursday morning. The ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts and morning shows offered five additional ...
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