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CNN's Griffin to Reich on Idea to Seize BP: 'Illegal;' 'Smacks of Venezuela'

On Wednesday's Rick's List, CNN's Drew Griffin pressed former Clinton administration official Robert Reich on his call for a federal takeover of BP and its efforts against the Gulf oil leak. ...

ABC's Claire Shipman Mourns: Does Gore Divorce Mean 'Storybook Endings' Are Impossible?

Good Morning America's Claire Shipman on Wednesday continued to tout the "storybook" nature of Al and Tipper Gore's failed marriage, reminiscing, "Al and Tipper. Tipper and Al. Their very ...

On CBS, Sally Quinn Said Gore Split Means 'Everyone' Feels Their Marriage Broke

After blaming the 2000 election for the breakup of the Gore marriage on Tuesday's CBS Evening News, Sally Quinn of The Washington Post returned to CBS Wednesday morning for an interview with The ...

MSNBC's Schultz Draws Bizarre Connection Between Oil Spill and Campaign Finance Reform

Not letting a good crisis go to waste, MSNBC's left-wing rabble-rouser Ed Schultz insisted on the June 1 edition of Morning Joe that the BP oil spill reinforces the need for new legislation to ...

CBS Decides Al and Tipper's Separation is the Fault of....George W. Bush

On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, with the help of the Washington Post's Sally Quinn, Sharyl Attkisson managed to blame news, that Al and Tipper Gore are separating, on how they never got over being ...

CNN's Borger Gushes Over Separating Gores: 'Very Thoughtful People'

On Monday's Rick's List, CNN's Gloria Borger waxed ecstatic over Al and Tipper Gore, even as the two announced their separation: "This is a genuine couple....They have always been a real team." ...

Ed Schultz Sells Book, Pushes Obama From the Left on Today Show

NBC's Today show has yet to interview or plug any of conservative radio talk show host's Mark Levin's best-selling books but on Tuesday's Today show they helped sell two liberals' books as they ...

Former Dem Aide Stephanopoulos Lectures James O'Keefe: 'You're More of a Political Activist Than a Journalist'

Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos lectured James O'Keefe on Tuesday, deriding, "And some of your critics say that you're more of a political activist than a ...

On Today Show, Palin Stalker McGinniss Compares Her to Nazis

NBC's Matt Lauer invited on author and new Sarah Palin stalker/neighbor Joe McGinniss to defend his moving in next to the Palin residence in Wasilla, Alaska, on Tuesday's Today show, and the ...

Alter Regrets 'We Didn't Show Up' for Obama, Obama as 'Jesus in the White House'?

Three noteworthy quotes from journalists I tweeted over the holiday weekend: Newsweek's Jonathan Alter, author of the 'The Promise: President Obama, Year One,' on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher ...
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