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CNN Sees Dangers In Obama's Deficit: 'Taxes That Would Make a Scandinavian Revolt'

Amid all of the tributes to Ted Kennedy's lengthy career of expanding the scope of government and its cost to taxpayers, CNN's American Morning on Friday dug up a six-week old op-ed from the Tax ...

Andrea Mitchell Gratuitously Drags Up '88 Debate Slam During Quayle Interview

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Friday used an interview with Dan Quayle to gratuitously highlight Lloyd Bentsen's famous 1988 slam, "You're no Jack Kennedy." Although Quayle appeared on the network ...

Boston's Howie Carr: 'Much More to Kennedy's Legacy Than Reported on MSNBC'

"While offering condolences to the Kennedy family at this sad moment, it is important to note that his life was not as simple, nor heroic, as is now being portrayed," Howie Carr maintained in ...

ABC Touts Democratic 'Battle Cry' to 'Win One for Teddy' on Health

ABC displayed "Battle Cry" on screen as anchor Charles Gibson teased Thursday's World News: "Health care reformers hope to win one for Teddy, but the opposition is largely unmoved." Gibson ...

NY Times Vet, Now Politics Site Chief at AOL: 'Kennedy Has Been a Huge Inspiration to Me'

Melinda Henneberger, Editor-in-Chief of AOL's PoliticsDaily.com and former NY Times reporter, boasted on Thursday's Hardball of her admiration for the late Senator and his left-wing policies: "Ted ...

NBC's Curry Pushes McCain: Will 'Catalyst' of Kennedy Death Cause You to 'Cross the Aisle?'

NBC's Ann Curry, on Thursday's Today show asked Senator John McCain if "the death of Senator Kennedy" would "be the catalyst" to pass health care reform but when the Arizona senator responded that ...

ABC Buries Harsh Kennedy Obit, One That Labels Him a 'Failure,' in the Middle of the Night

In the early hours of Wednesday, reporter John Donvan narrated a tough, comprehensive look at the life of Ted Kennedy, one that went so far as to assert that the Senator was sometimes "a let down, ...

CBS: Kennedy's Death 'Gives New Life' to Health Care Reform

At the top of the 8AM ET hour of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell wondered if Ted Kennedy's death could "spur Congress to pass a health care reform bill?" Correspondent Nancy ...

ABC Spins Kennedy's Liberal Legislation as His 'Legacy' to All Americans

On Thursday's Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer and other ABC journalists spun liberal legislation by Ted Kennedy as gifts to the whole country. While bills related to the senator appeared ...

NBC Exploits Kennedy to Push ObamaCare: 'National Sorrow Has Created Political Momentum Before'

Proffering "national sorrow has created political momentum before," Wednesday's NBC Nightly News devoted a story to hope Ted Kennedy's passing will propel ObamaCare to victory. Brian Williams ...
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