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Washington Post's Tom Shales: Obama 'Snatched Humility from the Jaws of Hubris'

Washington Post TV writer Tom Shales was glowing for Obama at the keyboard again in his State of the Union review on Thursday. Obama had the ability to "snatch humility from the jaws of hubris." ...

Newsweek's Fineman Applauds Obama's "Most Conservative" SOTU Speech

Despite its laundry list of liberal initiatives, Newsweek's Howard Fineman declared Wednesday's State of the Union address "one of the most conservative speeches that a Democratic president has ...

Media Praise President Obama's 'Humility' In State of the Union

Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday night, ABC's George Stephanopoulos got reaction from Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, who observed: "There were at least ...

Morning Shows Tout Risk to Republicans for 'Continuing to Say No,' Vieira Corrects Biden Gaffe

The three morning shows on Thursday reacted to Barack Obama's State of the Union address by highlighting the risk Republicans run in continuing to oppose the President's agenda. On NBC's Today, ...

ABC's Terry Moran Laughs at George Will's Critique of Obama

Nightline anchor Terry Moran started laughing Wednesday night just as George Will finished his critique of President Obama's State of the Union address while Democratic activist Donna Brazile was ...

Couric on Obama: 'Better at Making Us Smarter than Making Us Angry,' 83% Back Obama

Following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, on CBS Katie Couric revealed her reading interests as she endorsed the take on Obama from a liberal New York Times columnist: "Well, ...

While CBS's Couric Gets Ferocious, ABC's Sawyer Lobs Softballs to Rahm Emanuel

Both ABC's Diane Sawyer and CBS's Katie Couric interviewed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as part of their networks' run-up to Wednesday's State of the Union address, but while Sawyer ...

AP Lede on O'Keefe Raises Watergate Specter: 'What Did the Right Wing Know?'

The Associated Press on Wednesday insinuated there might be a wider conservative plot behind James O'Keefe's alleged misdeeds at Senator Mary Landrieu's office, and invoked the Watergate scandal ...

NYT Jumps on Arrest of ACORN 'Pimp' - Yet Waited 6 Days to Report ACORN Revelations

When the ACORN scandal broke, the New York Times dragged its feet six days before issuing a story on footage from James O'Keefe showing the left-wing group giving advice to a "prostitute" and ...

Networks Pounce on 'Louisiana Watergate' Story After Only 17 Hours, Buried ACORN Scandal

All three morning shows on Wednesday highlighted the revelation that a conservative activist had been arrested in connection to an attempt to tamper with the phones of Democratic Senator Mary ...
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