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ABC's Jake Tapper Touts White House's Official Victim of Health Care

Good Morning America's Jake Tapper on Monday interviewed a woman selected by the White House to represent victims of the health care industry. Tapper emphasized the sad case of Natoma Canfield, a ...

CBS's Bob Schieffer: White House May Have to Waterboard Dems to Pass Health Care

The White House may have to waterboard its congressional allies to compel enough Democrats to support the health care bill and Congress will definitely have to raise taxes if the bill passes, ...

NBC Reporter's Idea of Balance: Dem Voices Outnumber GOP 4 to 1

NBC's Savannah Guthrie gave little time to the GOP view on health care, on Monday's Today, as the reporter offered only one soundbite to a Republican compared to four Democrats in favor of the ...

ABC's Republican Character Under Siege from 'Conservative Purity Police' and 'Ultra-Conservative Yahoos'

Three weeks after the mom on ABC's Brothers & Sisters fretted over GOP "denying global warming," the ABC drama was centered around her daughter, a GOP Senate candidate, coming under attack ...

ABC's Cokie Roberts Defends 'Substance' of ObamaCare

ABC's Cokie Roberts, who last December asserted that a "lot of people are going to like a whole lot once they see what's in" ObamaCare, during the Sunday, March 14, This Week on ABC defended the ...

Jane Pauley Back on NBC, Yearned for 'Cool, Steady Hand' of 'Exceptional' Obama

In 2008, just four years after leaving NBC News, Jane Pauley gave the maximum allowed donation to Barack Obama and campaigned for him, proclaiming "I want to see the cool, steady hand of Barack ...

Maher Suggests Mormon Racism Behind Romney Airplane Scuffle, Incorrectly Dates 1963 Race Quote

On Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, during a discussion of Mitt Romney's recent altercation with rapper Sky Blu on an airplane, host Maher suggested that Romney might have been motivated ...

Former NYT Editor Howell Raines Drums Fox News Out of Journalism for Anti-Obama 'Propaganda '

Former New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines accuses Fox News of "a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration" that's "without precedent in our modern political history" and ...

ABC Features Chorus of Liberal Voices to Sympathize with Patrick Kennedy, Eric Massa

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday moderated a group of mostly liberal voices to sympathize with Democratic Congressman Patrick Kennedy and, at times, former Representative ...

Scarborough Sex Scandal Double Standard On Hastert vs Pelosi

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, on Friday's Today show, remarked how similar the Eric Massa case was to the Mark Foley sex scandal in 2006, and back then Scarborough went with Matt Lauer's premise that ...
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