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MSNBC Host Spins: President Will Get 'Tough,' 'Pertinent' and 'Real' Questions From the Women on The View

On July 29th, President Barack Obama will appear on "The View." This appearance will mark the first time in history that a sitting president will be on a daytime talk show. This met with approval ...

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Simply Echoes Democratic Talking Points on Tax Cuts, GOP Controversy

The MRC reported earlier on the double standard of MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer on reporters appearing at fundraisers. During the same news hour, Brewer simply couldn't understand the Republican ...

MSNBC Promotes Findings of Roosevelt Institute Liberals Pushing 'New Family Strategy'

During MSNBC's live news coverage on Tuesday afternoon, anchor Chris Jansing demonstrated her apparent ignorance of the statistical maxim "correlation does not imply causation." Interviewing the ...

ABC Continues Attack on New Arizona Law: 'Target: Immigrants'

ABC on Wednesday continued to attack Arizona's tough new immigration law. Good Morning America devoted three segments to the subject, even misstating what the legislation does.

Lauer to Chris Christie: Are You Worried That Taking On NJ Unions and Teachers Will 'Haunt' You?

Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on Wednesday's Today show and deftly handled all of Matt Lauer's pointed questions that included whether or not he was worried about "taking ...

On Eve of Law, 'Fear-Driven Exodus' from Arizona Distresses ABC

Less than two days before Arizona's immigration enforcement law is scheduled to go into effect, ABC delivered another installment in the national media's efforts to discredit it and paint the law ...

John Avlon on CNN.com: Tea Party Wouldn't Support 'Civil' Reagan Today

The Daily Beast's John Avlon tried to sever the Tea Party movement from the conservative legacy of Ronald Reagan in a Tuesday column on CNN.com. Avlon, a Tea Party hater, opined that a "key ...

Matthews Accuses Fox News and GOP of 'Whipping Up White Hysteria'

Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, accused Fox News of "whipping up white hysteria" over allegations of the New Black Panther Party intimidating voters in Philadelphia as he wondered, at the ...

The NY Times Runs a (Half) Correction on Matt Bai's Phony Tea Party Racism Charge

The New York Times admits there's no evidence to support reporter Matt Bai's assertion that Tea Party members directed racial slurs at civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis, but still insisted "Tea ...

NY Times Covers for Pro-Rationing Dr. Donald Berwick and His 'Extensive Real World Experience'

New York Times health reporter Robert Pear attempted to dispel Berwick's image as a cost-cutting, ivory-tower intellectual who favors severe health-care rationing, but left off his most direct ...
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