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CNN Prioritizes Muslim Soldier/Anti-Christian's Lawsuit Against Army

While viewers might have expected to see the latest on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico or Tuesday's electoral primaries, CNN's Campbell Brown devoted the first two segments on her program on ...

NYT Finds Illegal Immigrant Protest Tactics 'Escalating' from Four Protesters to Five!

After writing in January about a pro-amnesty protest involving a grand total of four student marchers, NYT reporter Julia Preston followed up with "an escalation of protest tactics" at Sen. John ...

NBC's Vieira To Gingrich: Is A Strong Tea Party Good for GOP?

NBC's Meredith Vieira, on Tuesday's Today show, in a segment breaking down today's primary races with Newt Gingrich, cited a possible Rand Paul win over Trey Grayson in the GOP Kentucky Senate ...

CBS Skips Any Mention of Dem Senate Candidate's Military Scandal, NBC Avoids Party ID

CBS's Early Show on Tuesday completely ignored the front page New York Times story on Democratic senatorial candidate Richard Blumenthal and his claims to have "served in Vietnam," despite having ...

Obama Refuses to Answer Question of CBS Reporter After Signing 'Press Freedom Act'

On Monday, President Obama signed into law the "Press Freedom Act," but refused to answer a question from CBS White House correspondent Chip Reid at the conclusion of the signing ceremony. While ...

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, ...
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