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ABC Finds What It Looked for at Tea Party Confab: 'Anger' and 'Harsh Rhetoric'

"Barely scratch the surface, and there's a tone of anger and confrontation," at the Tea Party convention, ABC's John Berman insisted Friday night. Berman concluded: "One of the goals of this ...

Rick Sanchez Omits Party of Convicted Democrat, IDs Tancredo's Party

CNN's Rick Sanchez failed to mention the party affiliation of former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon on Friday's Rick's List program, but made every effort to identify former Congressman Tom Tancredo ...

CBS: Global Warming Science Sound, ClimateGate Just a PR Problem

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric lamented the impact ClimateGate and other recent scandals involving fraudulent global warming data have had on the climate change debate: ...

Editor Tina Brown Admits: Obama 'Got the Best Press Known to Man'

Two prominent journalists appeared on Friday's Good Morning America and casually admitted that Barack Obama has received glowing coverage from the press. Former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor ...

For Third Time in Less Than a Week, MSNBC Tries to Link Conservatives and Birthers, Touts Embarrassing Video of Sarah Palin

On Thursday, MSNBC continued its quest to link conservatives with birthers. Previewing an unrelated segment on this weekend's tea party convention, Norah O'Donnell played a clip of Obama ...

FNC's Baier Corrects Washington Post's Claim Obama 'Rare' Product of Middle Class

File under: you read it here first. "The Washington Post ignored a few historical facts when it proclaimed in a front page article Wednesday that President Obama is quote, 'a rare President who ...

CBS's Rodriguez Asks Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist About RINO Label

In an interview with Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez turned to the hotly contested Senate race: "your opponent in the primary, fellow ...

ABC's Robin Roberts Lauds Pay Czar for Slamming CEOs: 'We Can Feel the Fire in Your Belly''

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts didn't even try for objectivity on Wednesday when she talked to pay czar Kenneth Feinberg about his attempts to stop AIG CEOs from receiving bonuses. "We ...

CNN's Acosta: Tea Partiers are 'Recession-Raging Conservatives'

CNN's Jim Acosta continued his network's bias against tea party protesters on Wednesday's American Morning by depicting them as "recession raging," and questioned one participant over her ...

Obama's a 'Rare' Middle-Class President, Claims Washington Post's Saslow

Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow befuddled readers on Wednesday by claiming Barack Obama "is a rare president who comes from the middle class." Did the Post forget the humble origins of ...
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