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NBC Nightly News Allows Correspondent Maria Shriver to Report on Her Own Movie

During Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, one of the segments focused on a movie set to be released in theaters January 16 starring Julianne Moore as a woman faced with Alzheimers. While the movie, ...
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Foreign Policy Editor Blames Paris Terror Attack on Abu Ghraib

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday, David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of The FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy magazine, warned against European authorities being too aggressive in ...
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CBS Guest: Tearing Down NFL Stadium Is Racist

The NFL’s San Francisco 49ers moved out of famed Candlestick Park in 2014 after more than 40 years, leaving the stadium with no permanent tenant. As a result, the city of San Francisco announced ...
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ABC, NBC, Others Decline to Show Charlie Hebdo Cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohammad (UPDATED)

Following the deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday, major broadcast networks ABC and NBC joined other news outlets in not showing any of the controversial cartoons of the Islamic ...
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Networks Ignore Obama’s Shaky Footing on Publishing Depictions of Muhammad

On Wednesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC ignored the contradicting statements made by President Obama in condemning the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris as ...
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MSNBC Guest Equates Jerry Falwell Suing Hustler to Paris Attack

On Wednesday's Now With Alex Wagner on MSNBC, Eric Bates raised the specter of censorship by Christian conservatives during a panel discussion on the past Muslim backlash against Charlie Hebdo ...
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Journalist on MSNBC: In Europe, 'Extreme Right' Exacerbates Conflict With Muslims

On the day that 12 people were murdered after publishing satirical cartoons about Islam, Daily Beast foreign editor Christopher Dickey on Wednesday fretted about how the "extreme ...
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Vacuous ABC Skips GOP Congress, Covers 'New Way to Fight Frizzy Hair'

ABC's Good Morning America has endured an increasing amount of criticism for ignoring real news in favor of vacuous, irrelevant stories. That trend continued on Wednesday as the two-hour-long ...
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PBS Airs Anti-NRA Special: ‘Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA’

On Tuesday night, PBS aired its latest Frontline documentary aimed at attacking the NRA entitled "Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA." On multiple occasions, the program did its best to ...
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Michael Keaton Bizarrely Starts 'Today' Interview By Mocking GOP

Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today to promote his new film Birdman, actor Michael Keaton oddly started by taking a jab at the new Republican Senate Majority Leader: "...let me just read something. ...
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