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NBC's Vieira: Former POW Lynch a 'Pawn' Used to 'Sell' a War 'Hard Up' for 'Appealing Heroes'

As part of an ongoing series called Today's Buzziest Stories of the Decade, NBC's Meredith Vieira, on Monday's Today, featured a segment with former Iraq war POW Jessica Lynch, and with it brought ...

CBS Host Grills GOP Senator On ObamaCare Opposition; Softballs to Democrat

On Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez pressed Republican Senator Lamar Alexander on the GOP's opposition to ObamaCare: "...there's been a lot of criticism that Republicans have done ...

NBC's Thompson Covers Climategate on Today Show Only to Dismiss It

NBC's Anne Thompson, on Monday's Today, covered the Climategate story only to essentially dismiss it in a nothing-to-see here, move along fashion. CBS's The Early Show had a brief mention of it, ...

ABC and NBC Acknowledge 'ClimateGate,' But Remain Undeterred: 'Science is Solid'

More than two weeks after ClimateGate broke, ABC's World News finally got around to mentioning it Sunday evening, but not to explore how the e-mails discredited leading scientists who insist ...

CNN's Kurtz: 'Stunning Lapse in Judgment' for CNN to Ignore Baucus Scandal, CBS's Reid Sees 'No Scandal'

On Sunday's Reliable Sources, CNN's Howard Kurtz brought up the scarcity of media attention paid to the revelation that high-profile Democratic Senator Max Baucus nominated his girlfriend to be a ...

ABC Still Silent on ClimateGate, Touts 'Growing Scientific Evidence' on Warming

ABC's Good Morning America maintained its blackout on ClimateGate this weekend, even as Sunday's show previewed the Copenhagen climate summit. Reporter Clayton Sandell showcased two scientists, ...

NBC's Historian Goodwin Campaigns for Democratic Senate Candidate

Before the Democratic primary vote on Tuesday in Massachusetts to replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy, a chance to catch up with how historian Doris Kearns Goodwin - a favorite of NBC News - ...

NBC Nightly News Takes Up ClimateGate, But Frets It Could 'Delay Taking Action'

NBC Nightly News on Friday night became the first broadcast network morning or evening news program to inform viewers about "ClimateGate," but only in the most cursory manner as Anne Thompson ...

Even MSNBC's Chris Matthews Realizes Media Refs 'Calling All the Plays' for Obama

Responding to President Obama criticizing media coverage of the White House jobs summit, on Friday's Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews wondered why the President wasn't more appreciative of ...

CBS's Schieffer: Obama Facing Most Challenges Since WWII

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about all the problems facing President Obama: "it was Afghanistan, now it's jobs...healthcare....Do you ...
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