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Who Fills the Cronkite Void? ABC Reporter Says Michelle Obama

The Washington Post's Style section conducted a survey of who could fill the most-trusted void left behind by Walter Cronkite. A series of liberal-media heroes were named, but several people just ...

ABC's Stephanopoulos Says No Quick Health Care Bill: 'The Votes Are Not There'

Former Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos generally tries to put a happy face on big Democratic Party initiatives, but on Tuesday's Good Morning America the chief Washington correspondent for ABC ...

CBS Discredits Steele and DeMint on ObamaCare as 'Harsh' and 'Incendiary,' Couric Hails Kennedy

For the second weekday in a row, Katie Couric teased the CBS Evening News by delivering President Obama's aggressive retorts to critics of his health plan as Chip Reid pitched in to help, ...

Dan Rather Hails Cronkite As 'Beacon' of 'Straight News'

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, invited on Dan Rather to remember Walter Cronkite and the former CBS News anchor ' famously fired for letting his bias spiral out of control during the George ...

Nets Skip Chappaquiddick's 40th; NPR Gets 'Ugly' Mail for Even Blogging About It

ABC, CBS and NBC breathed not a word about Saturday's 40th anniversary of Chappaquiddick, but it wasn't a complete blackout. With Ted Kennedy on the cover of the July 27 Newsweek to push for ...

CBS Analyst: Taliban Treats Prisoners Better Than U.S.

In reaction to a propaganda video of the Taliban holding an American soldier hostage in Afghanistan, on Monday's CBS Early Show, terrorism analyst Jere Van Dyk argued: "What they [the Taliban] are ...

Walter Cronkite Review: 'Gawd Almighty,' Shout 'the Truths' of Liberalism

In 2006 the MRC put together a compilation outlining how, since his retirement in 1981 after nineteen years as anchor of the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite had made clear his liberal views on a ...

Nets Plug Kennedy's 'Dramatic' and 'Emotional Pitch for Health Care Reform'

Newsweek engaged itself deeper in the battle for nationalized health by turning over its cover story - "We're Almost There" - to Senator Ted Kennedy for his recitation of "the cause of my life." ...

CBS Spins Setback for Obama on Health Into 'Warning from the President'

A night after CBS and NBC skipped the assessment from the CBO chief that the Senate and House health plans won't meet President Obama's pledge to not increase deficit spending, the two networks ...

40 Years Since Chappaquiddick; Ted Kennedy 'Would Have Brought Comfort' to Mary Jo Kopechne 'In Her Old Age'

Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, killed July 18, 1969 after leaving a party with Senator Edward Kennedy. Over the course of the past four decades, the media ...
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