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NYT Movie Critic: Dictator Hugo Chavez a 'Good-Hearted Man of the People'

New York Times movie critic Stephen Holden on Oliver Stone's new documentary on left-wing leaders in Latin America, including dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela: "Mr. Chávez comes across as a ...

NBC's Todd Defends Obama 'Twitters' Gaffe: 'Written Incorrectly in His Prepared Remarks'

On NBC's Today on Friday, White House correspondent Chuck Todd preemptively dismissed any criticism of President Obama referring to "Twitters" during a joint press conference with Russian ...

No Palin Setback Too Small for Couric Who Skips How Palin 'Acted in Good Faith'

Demonstrating that no setback for Sarah Palin is too insignificant for Katie Couric, she made time on Thursday's CBS Evening News for a disputable technical violation of arcane law: "One little ...

NY Times Celebrates D.C.'s 'Venerated Politics and Prose Bookstore,' Ignores Snubs of Conservatives

A New York Times reporter provides a roll call of D.C. liberal pundits in love with the Politics & Prose bookstore, but never notes the store's deep-blue-hue and previous snubbing of ...

George Stephanopoulos Fawns Over Obama's Handling of McChrystal Controversy: A 'Political Masterstroke'

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday hyped Barack Obama's handling of the decision to fire General Stanley McChrystal and replace him with David Petraeus, lauding the action as ...

NBC: Obama's 'Commander-in-Chief' Moment with McChrystal a Hidden Blessing

On Wednesday's Today show, NBC's Chuck Todd touted President Obama's "swiftness" in dealing with the controversy surrounding General Stanley McChrystal comments in Rolling Stone magazine as a ...

Morning Shows Skip Sexual Assault Charge Against Al Gore

All three morning shows on Thursday ignored allegations of "unwanted sexual contact" by Al Gore against a woman in 2006. This is despite the fact that the claim was reported by the AP, the New ...

NBC's Williams Blames Obama's Plummeting Approval on Getting Dragged Into Gulf Oil Leak

NBC's Brian Williams and Savannah Guthrie lamented the public's swing against Obama as Williams attributed it to how Obama "had to touch" the gulf oil leak, "he had to own it and now he's getting ...

NBC Guest: Obama White House a 'Team of Nine-Year-Olds'

NBC's Today show on Wednesday refreshingly brought on a conservative guest who ripped the Obama administration's management of the war in Afghanistan. Daniel Goure of the Lexington Institute ...

TV Journalists Praise Obama's 'Brilliant' Handling of McChrystal Controversy

President Obama's decision to relieve General Stanley McChrystal of command in Afghanistan and replace him with General David Petraeus was met with a chorus of praise in the media, as anchors and ...
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