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Overdoing the Death of Robin Williams

The first rule of coroner public relations ought to be “never seem to enjoy sharing the specifics on someone’s death."
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NBC Spotlights American Yazidis' Anguish for Iraqi Kin Persecuted By ISIS; ABC, CBS Yawn

NBC Nightly News was the sole Big Three evening newscast on Friday to cover ISIS's ongoing rampage against non-Muslims in northern Iraq. Chris Jansing filed a full report on the heartbreak for a ...
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Chicago's Little League Team Alerts GMA to Violence in Rahm Emanuel's Bloody Chicago

Good Morning America has a history of ignoring the spasms of bloody violence that rock Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. The city's little league baseball team prompted ABC to mention the problem. ...
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NBC's Lauer Frets Over Media 'Sending Mixed Messages On Drugs to Our Kids'

In an interview with the director of a Boston drug rehabilitation center on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about the impact media coverage of legalized marijuana was having on ...
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After Hyping Christie’s ‘Bridgegate,’ CNN Buries Andrew Cuomo’s Scandal

The cable news outlet completely ignored the Cuomo scandal until it aired a single report on August 7. In stark contrast, when a scandal involving the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris ...
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CBS Spotlights China's Underground Catholics as Pope Visits S. Korea; ABC, NBC Hype Francis's Car

Thursday's CBS This Morning stood out for zeroing in on the plight of Catholics in China, as it covered Pope Francis's trip to South Korea. Seth Doane noted the Pope's overflight of the communist ...
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Andrea Mitchell Wonders If WashPost Reporter Was ‘Detained for Reporting While Black?'

In the wake of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s shooting death following a confrontation with local police, two reporters, one with the Washington Post and another with ...
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CBS Rips Into Former Reporter and Liberal Attorney for Daring to Stand Up to Teacher Unions

On Thursday, the hosts of CBS This Morning interrogated former NBC and CNN journalist Campbell Brown and prominent liberal attorney David Boies over their effort to reform the public education ...
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Skeptical CBS Interrogates: Is Rick Perry 'Using' Border Crisis for 2016?

The journalists at the CBS Evening News on Wednesday investigated whether Rick Perry is "using" the immigration crisis to increase his profile for a 2016 White House bid. Talking to the mayor of ...
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‘Big Three’ Continue To Downplay Clinton-Obama Scuffle: ‘A Good Time Was Had By All’

On Thursday, August 14, all three network morning shows did their best to diffuse the conflict between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama following Clinton’s criticism ...
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