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MSNBC Anchor Defends Network's Obsession With Rush Limbaugh

On Thursday, MSNBC's Tamron Hall attempted justify to her network's obsessive coverage of talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh: "We have a right to cover people who are speaking out...Many people listen ...

Nets Tout Obama's 'Historic' and 'Transformational' Speech in Cairo

Thursday's network evening newscasts gave positive reviews to President Obama's Cairo speech, with NBC the most glowingly positive. NBC quoted one observer who said she got "goose pimples," and ...

CNN Weirdly Attempts to Rationalize Sotomayor's 'Wise Latina' Remark As Discourse on Pig's Feet

On Thursday's 10am ET Newsroom, CNN sought to give "context" to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's infamous "wise Latinas" remark. To rationalize and explain Sotomayor's ethnic argument, ...

Chris Cuomo: Link Terror to Israeli/Palestinian Fight and Americans Might 'Understand' It

On location with Barack Obama in the Middle East, ABC's Chris Cuomo Thursday condescendingly suggested to the son of Egypt's President that if Americans "understood the link to the ...

CBS Lauds 'Professor' Obama's 'Powerful,' 'Historic' Middle East Speech

CBS's Early Show crew fawned over President Obama's Thursday morning speech in Cairo, calling it "historic," powerful," "far-ranging," "presidential" and "professorial." Co-host Harry Smith ...

Politico Writer Defends Sotomayor's Crack On White Males Being Worse Judges

Politico's Roger Simon complained about the White House backpedaling on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's declaration that a "wise Latina woman" makes better decisions than a white male: "We ...

FNC's Baier Contrasts Media Focus on Murder of Abortion Doctor vs Army Recruiter

On his FNC show Wednesday night, Bret Baier looked at how the murder of an abortion doctor on Sunday has earned much more media attention than Monday's murder by a politically-motivated Muslim ...

CBS: Obama's Success at Undoing Bush Policies Key to Crippling Terrorists

President Obama's popularity amongst Muslims pegged to success at "pulling out of Iraq," "ending torture" and "closing Guantanamo," are key to the chances of ending terrorism CBS reporter Lara ...

Flashback: Wacky Network Quotes from 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

June 4 is the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square. Back in 1989, CBS's Eric Engberg compared the planned assault on students with the Ohio National Guard's panicky shooting into anti-war ...

ABC Rues 'It's a Lot Easier to Make Cuts Than It is To Raise Taxes'

Two weeks after ABC's Laura Marquez blamed California's budget deficit on an "unwillingness to raise taxes" tied to 1978's Proposition 13 "mandating an almost unachievable two-thirds vote by the ...
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