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Voters Throwing Out Pols Who Work Across Party Lines, Stephanopoulos Frets

After ABC's Jonathan Karl painted Senator Arlen Specter's troubles as emblematic of how "the national anti-incumbent wave has hit Pennsylvania," George Stephanopoulos fretted on World News about ...

Matthews: Obama Needs to 'Nationalize' Oil Industry!

Last week an agitated Chris Matthews tried to hold Dick Cheney accountable for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and this week Matthews is demanding action from President Obama, as the Hardball ...

Arlen Specter Embattled; Media Long Used Senator as Club to Bash "Far-Right" GOP

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter could find himself out of a job Tuesday night, if his newly-adopted Democratic Party refuses to renominate the 80-year-old incumbent for a sixth term. For the ...

ABC Highlights Obama Cabinet Official to Tout His Fiancee, Reporter Bianna Golodryga

To highlight the announcement that Bianna Golodryga had been named co-anchor of the weekend Good Morning America, ABC blurred the lines of journalism on Sunday and brought on the host's fiancee, ...

Today Show Takes Cheap Shot at George Allen in YouTube Anniversary Celebration

During a segment where the Today cast celebrated the fifth anniversary of YouTube, in which they highlighted such clips as the Numa Numa Kid and other faves, Meredith Vieira, on Monday's show, ...

Leading Actors Lend Their Voices to Boston Pops' Tribute to the Kennedy Brothers

On Tuesday, actors Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris and Cherry Jones will narrate "the world premiere performance of The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers," a production ...

MSNBC Seeks Analysis From WaPo Journalist Who Slammed Sarah Palin as Larry the Cable Guy

MSNBC's Alex Witt on Friday featured a rabidly anti-Sarah Palin journalist to explain why the former governor spoke at a National Rifle Association conference. Asked to comment, Cathy Areu ...

NBC Showcases Alter Hailing Obama's Best Presidential Smackdown Since Truman; 'Rubik's Cube in His Brain'

Another sycophantic book about President Barack Obama, another showcasing of it by NBC News. Friday's NBC Nightly News aired a first-person recitation, from Newsweek's Jonathan Alter, of a ...

FBI Files: CBS's Walter Cronkite Aided Vietnam Protestors in 1960s

In a Friday article for Yahoo! News, reporter John Cook revealed FBI documents that detail allegations that former CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite offered CBS News resources to transport ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Marvels That Obama Is 'Largely Escaping Blame' for Oil Spill

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday cited a new poll and marveled to viewers that Barack Obama "is largely escaping blame for his handling of the [oil spill] crisis." Reporter ...
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