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ABC and NBC Describe Arizona Law as 'Anti-Immigration' and 'Harsh'

Network anchors can't resist misconstruing Arizona's upcoming immigration enforcement law. The latest instances came Friday night when Diane Sawyer erroneously described the anti-illegal ...

Wash Post Columnist: Divorced Conservatives and Palin Hypocrites If They Criticize Obama

The Washington Post's Colbert I. King is a regular TV commentator and a Pulitzer prize winner, but the column he churned out for Saturday's paper amounted to little more than a lazy ad hominem ...

ABC's Tapper: White House Hails A 'Good Week' After 'Gift' From Joe Barton

On Friday's Good Morning America on ABC, White House correspondent Jake Tapper described White House reaction to Republican Congressman Joe Barton calling BP's $20 billion escrow fund the result ...

Meet the Conservative Intellectual Elite (According to the NYT): Kathleen Parker, David Frum, Christopher Hitchens?

New York Times journalist Pamela Paul on conservatism (?) in exile: "...this was more a bunkering of the conservative intellectual elite, a group that domineered its way through the Bush years but ...

ABC Focuses Oil Spill Blame on BP and Coast Guard, Not Obama; CBS Gives President 'C' for Response

On Thursday's Good Morning America on ABC, co-host George Stephanopoulos laid blame on BP and Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen for mishandling the Gulf oil spill response but depicted the Obama ...

ABC Touts Entrepreneur Seeking Backing of Government 'Lawyers and Lobbyists'

On Wednesday's World News, ABC's Dan Harris decried the U.S. government for failing to back a solar panel manufacturer, as if "congressional staffers, lawyers and lobbyists" were the only route ...

USA Today Frets Obama Unable to 'Infuse Courts with Women and Minorities' - ie Liberals

The "deeply polarized confirmation process in the Senate" has "undercut Obama's effort to significantly infuse the federal courts with more women and minorities," USA Today's Joan Biskupic fretted ...

USA Today Frets Obama Unable to 'Infuse Courts with Women and Minorities' ' ie Liberals

The "deeply polarized confirmation process in the Senate" has "undercut Obama's effort to significantly infuse the federal courts with more women and minorities," USA Today's Joan Biskupic fretted ...

CNN Airs Gushing Two-Part Report on 'Powerhouse' Anti-Prop 8 Lawyers

CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger returned to her roots as a slanted journalist on Wednesday's Newsroom with a glowing two-part report on Ted Olson and David Boies, the former rivals in ...

Double Shock: ABC Shows Residents Panning Obama Speech; Net's Focus Group Actually Praised Bush Post-Katrina

ABC's Sam Champion presented Gulf coast reaction to President Obama's oil spill speech, and surprisingly found three critics and no outright defenders. Back in 2005, ABC's correspondent seemed ...
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