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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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New York Times Again Wraps Todd Akin Around Paul Ryan and GOP's Pro-Life Platform Plank

Michael Shear and Jonathan Weisman do their best to link Todd Akin with Paul Ryan and the party's pro-life platform plank: "The advisers conceded that [Todd] Akin’s comments last weekend had ...
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NBC: 'Great Damage' to GOP 'Trapped in a National Debate About Abortion and Rape'

Eager to keep the Todd Akin controversy alive on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams declared the Missouri Republican's comments were "inflicting unforeseen and great damage on the ...
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NBC's Todd Blames 'Tea Party Effect' and GOP 'Infighting' for Akin Controversy

On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams brought on political director Chuck Todd to give a "damage assessment" for Republicans in the wake of the Todd Akin controversy. Todd ...
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CNN Ties 'Pretty Embarrassing' Akin Controversy to Romney Campaign

In the wake of the Todd Akin controversy, CNN has not only tied the negative fallout to the Romney campaign and the Republican Party, but has also turned a critical eye to the party's "very far ...
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CBS: Akin 'Put a Highlight on the Extreme End of the Abortion Debate'

John Dickerson hinted on Wednesday's CBS This Morning that the only radicals in the abortion debate were on the pro-life side. During a discussion about the furor over Rep. Todd Akin's recent ...
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Media Obsess Over Akin to Distract From Economy

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Following Missouri Congressman Todd Akin’s now infamous remarks about rape and abortion on Monday, the liberal media raced to nationalize the ensuing controversy in an attempt to ...
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Another Front-Page NYT Attempt to Conflate GOP's Pro-Life Plank With Akin's Offensive Comments

Times reporter Jonathan Weisman sees a sinister connection between Rep. Todd Akin's offensive comments on abortion and rape and the GOP's traditional pro-life platform plank: "The congressman’s ...
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Frenzied Media Give Four Times More Coverage to Akin Flap Than Biden's 'Chains' Smear

A week after giving relatively light coverage to Joe Biden's "chains" smear, the broadcast networks eagerly dove into the Todd Akin controversy, giving over four times more coverage to an ...
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New York Times Conflates Akin's 'Rape' Comments With GOP's Pro-Life Stance

The New York Times is extending the controversy over offensive comments made by U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin to indict the entire Republican Party, misleadingly conflating Akin's ...
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