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Matthews to Democrat: What Percentage of Republicans Would You Put In the 'Nut Bag?'

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, brought on his own personal Congressman, Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen, to review how his party was going to distinguish themselves from the GOP in the ...

No Balance Required? MSNBC Features Only Pro-Gay Side of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Debate

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer on Monday appeared baffled as to why more U.S. politicians weren't 'standing up' to demand the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," touting it as "a civil rights issue." In ...

CBS's Schieffer Interviews Eric Holder, Ignores Black Panther Case

While devoting all of Sunday's Face the Nation to an interview with Attorney General Eric Holder, CBS host Bob Schieffer failed to ask a single question about the Obama Justice Department dropping ...

Sean Penn Blames Media for Failures in Haiti Recovery

Appearing on Monday's CBS Early Show, actor Sean Penn described ongoing relief efforts in Haiti following January's earthquake and condemned the media for its lack of coverage of the disaster ...

CNN's Rick Sanchez: Rails Against Uneducated Conservative Talk Show Hosts Misleading Gullible Listeners

On Friday's Rick's List, CNN's Rick Sanchez attacked conservative economic policy, singling out the right's support for lower tax rates, and complained that "we in America are so easily led to go ...

NBC Reporter Discovers New Immigration Law Causing Illegals to Leave Arizona

NBC's Lee Cowan, on Thursday's NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, discovered a stunning result of Arizona's new immigration policies - illegal immigrants are now leaving the state.

MSNBC's Donny Deutsch Disparages Sarah Palin's 'Mama Grizzlies' Video as 'Insulting' to Women

Donny Deutsch was a lonely man on Thursday's "Morning Joe." The only panelist to decry Sarah Palin's new video designed to galvanize conservative women for the midterm elections, the MSNBC ...

MSNBC Fill-In Host Absurdly Claims Again: Obama a 'Republican President'

For the second day in a row, liberal talk show host and MSNBC guest anchor Cenk Uygur pushed the outlandish notion that President Obama is a conservative. Filling in on July 7 for Dylan Ratigan on ...

NBC Offers Additional 35 Seconds to Story of Controversial Medicare Appointment, ABC, CBS Still Silent

NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams on Thursday became the first evening news broadcast to cover the recess appointment of Donald Berwick to run Medicare. Anchor Brian Williams asserted that ...

CBS Host Admits Levi Johnston Apology 'Highly Under-Reported'

On Friday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill confessed Levi Johnston's apology for making false statements about the Palin family was "highly under-reported." During the 'Early Wrap' ...
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