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NBC’s Brian Williams Blames Rep. Joe Wilson’s ‘You Lie’ Comment for Decline in SOTU Decorum

During NBC’s coverage of President Obama’s seventh State of the Union speech, anchor Brian Williams remarked how there’s been “change in tone and tenor and ambiance” inside the House chamber from ...
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CBS’s Bob Schieffer Swoons: Obama’s Speech Was ‘Uplifting’ with ‘Soaring Rhetoric’

At the conclusion of President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech, CBS News chief Washington correspondent and Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer offered plenty of praise for the ...
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Andrea Mitchell Gushes: Obama’s ‘Economic Message’ Is ‘So Politically in Tune With’ the American People

Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell fawned over the President’s liberal economic proposals of tax increases as “so ...
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NBC's Chuck Todd: Obama ‘Got the Post-Election Honeymoon, Not the Republicans’

While previewing President Obama’s State of the Union address, on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd told viewers the President will set out to “do a little victory ...
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ABC’s Stephanopoulos Finds It Credible Barack Obama Can Be Another Ronald Reagan

Without laughing, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday’s World News Tonight advanced the White House hope that Barack Obama will be seen as Ronald Reagan was in 1987, as a President who ...
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NBC's Lauer: Isn't Obama Just Trying to 'Trap' GOP With Tax Hike Push?

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer actually grilled White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on President Obama's tax hike proposal: "During the President's last press conference of ...
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Networks: American Sniper 'Igniting Debate' as It 'Glorifies Killing'?

All three network morning shows on Tuesday spun American Sniper as controversial and possibly as a movie that "glorifies killing." ABC, CBS and NBC played up attacks by Michael ...
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Ed Schultz 'Disturbed' By 'American Sniper' and the 'Normalizing of Islamophobia'

Ed Schultz on Monday bashed American Sniper as "disturbing" and contributing to the culture of "normalizing Islamophobia." The MSNBC anchor warned that the late Chris Kyle was "far ...
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Chuck Todd Hypes 'State of the Union Curse' Plaguing GOP Response

At the top of NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd wondered if a Republican rising star could overcome a major obstacle that has occurred "year after year" for the GOP: "Can Iowa's ...
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ABC, NBC Cheer Obama’s Liberal Proposals in SOTU Previews; ‘Going to Play a Little Robin Hood’ with Tax Hikes

Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, the networks offered previews of his speech during their Monday evening newscasts with ABC and NBC working particularly hard to ...
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