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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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Rocker Gene Simmons Schools Obama: When You Draw a Line in the Sand, Stick to It!

Gene Simmons is tired of watching the world walk all over the President. On Thursday’s edition of FNC’s Outnumbered, the frontman for the rock band Kiss railed against Barack Obama: “I think ...
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MSNBC Fawns Over Liberal Author Who Pines for the '70s With 'Real Nostalgia,' Denounces Reagan

MSNBC's Cycle hosts on Thursday brought on liberal author Rick Perlstein to pine for the greatness that was the 1970s. Perlstein appeared to promote his new book on the '70s and the transition ...
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Networks Refuse to Cover Christian Cities in Iraq Falling to ISIS; CNN’s Cuomo Calls Story 'Largely Underreported'

On Thursday, the al Qaeda spinoff group the Islamic State seized numerous towns in northern Iraq that are home to much of the country’s minority Christian population, sending tens of thousands of ...
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'The View' to Move Even Further Left? Rachel Maddow's Producer to Take Over

Could the liberal-leaning ladies of The View be pushed even further left? It could happen as MSNBC’s vice president of prime-time programming and producer of The Rachel Maddow Show has been picked ...
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