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NBC’s Today, Nightly News Ignore Clinton's Criticism of Obama's Foreign Policy

Any intraparty criticism of President Obama’s recent foreign policy moves regarding Iraq was nowhere to be found on NBC’s morning or evening news programs as former Secretary of State Hillary ...
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ABC and NBC Use False Talking Points to Counter Criticism of Obama's Vacation

Eager to defend President Obama from criticism of his vacation in Martha's Vineyard amid multiple international crises, both Sunday's ABC Good Morning America and Monday's NBC Today used false ...
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NBC’s Mitchell Scolds Obama Claiming U.S. Lacked Intelligence on ISIS: ‘The White House Wasn’t Listening’

Andrea Mitchell, NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, had some surprisingly harsh words for the Obama Administration in the wake of the militant group ISIS holding thousands of religious ...
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Networks Continue to Ignore Scandal-Plagued Democratic Senator Dropping Election Bid

On Thursday, August 7, Senator John Walsh (D-Mont.) formally announced that he will not run for a full term in the Senate following revelations that he plagiarized large portions of his master’s ...
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Laugh of the Week: ‘Barack Obama Never Had Reporters Eating Out of His Hand’

Reid Cherlin, an Assistant Press Secretary during the first two years plus of the Obama administration, managed to deliver two laugh-worthy howlers in a piece for Rolling Stone posted this ...
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Big Three Networks Avoid Calling ISIS 'Terrorists;' Label Them 'Rebels' and 'Militants'

The Big Three networks steered clear of labeling the Islamist group ISIS "terrorists" on their evening newscasts on Friday. Instead, ABC's World News and CBS Evening News labeled the genocidal ...
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ABC, CBS Won’t Explicitly Cite Hamas for Ending Cease-Fire; Labeled Merely ‘Militants’ Instead

During Friday morning’s coverage of the 72-hour cease-fire ending in Gaza, ABC and CBS refused to explicitly acknowledge Hamas as the party responsible for ending the cease-fire with Israel. ...
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Only NBC Mentions Criticism of Obama Being 'Too Late' to Combat ISIS Terrorists

Of the three network morning shows on Friday, only NBC's Today made any mention of President Obama being criticized over his slow response to the terrorist group ISIS taking over Iraq. Co-host ...
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Journalists Restricted By Hamas Rules and It's Reflected in Their Coverage

On August 6, Cliff May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies charged that while the media have filled their stories on the current conflict in Gaza with “pictures of neighborhoods ...
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Networks Avoid Scandal-Plagued Democratic Senator Exiting the Race

During their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts, ABC, CBS and NBC all failed to report news that a scandal-plagued Democratic U.S. Senator from Montana dropped his campaign for a full ...
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