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Obama's Grades from CNN's 'Non-Partisan' Panel Match Liberals' High Marks

Three of CNN's supposedly non-partisan political analysts - Jeffrey Toobin, David Gergen, and Gloria Borger - gave President Obama high grades during the network's special on Obama's second 100 ...

ABC's Nightline Celebrates Sotomayor's 'Jackie Robinson Moment'

ABC's "Nightline" on Thursday celebrated Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court as a "Jackie Robinson moment" and also highlighted cheering crowds at an event put on by the left-wing ...

CBS Finally Acknowledges Problems With 'Cash for Clunkers'

After touting the 'Cash for Clunkers' program as a "runaway success" and "great for the environment," Friday's CBS Early Show finally reported on problems with the plan as co-host Maggie Rodriguez ...

Post Columnist Smears GOP as 'Political Terrorists' on Health Care

In Friday's Washington Post business section, columnist Steven Pearlstein - who last week condemned the conservative "fantasy" that raising taxes hurts the economy - blasted Republicans as ...

CNN Runs Left-Wing Infomercial For Pro-ObamaCare Rally

CNN on Thursday twice ran a glowing documentary-style report about a left-wing Capitol Hill rally in favor of ObamaCare. Anchor Heidi Collins introduced the 10am ET version by praising the "work ...

MSNBC Picks Up WaPo Article Claiming Obama Joker Poster Racist

During the 2PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer wondered: "Is a poster of the President as the Joker racist? The posters in Los Angeles and elsewhere show the President as 'The Dark ...

Matthews: 'Is Sarah Palin a Poster Girl for Racism?'

On Wednesday's Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews featured a discussion of Kathleen Parker's latest column arguing that vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin tapped into Southern racism during the ...

NBC's Mitchell Cheers Reunion of International Superstars Clinton and Gore

NBC's Andrea Mitchell, on Thursday's, Today show cheered an added benefit to the release of Euna Lee and Laura Ling from North Korea, was that it reunited Bill Clinton and Al Gore. In a segment ...

Nets Take Turns Failing to ID Convicted Democrat William Jefferson

On Thursday, all three network morning news programs reported the conviction of former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson on bribery charges, but only NBC's Today identified him as a ...

WaPo Slams Obama/Joker Posters as 'Coded,' 'Racially Charged' Stereotypes

An article in Thursday's Washington Post lashed out at the viral Obama-as-the-Joker posters, attacking them as promoting "coded," "racially charged" images. Art critic Philip Kennicott smeared the ...
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