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NYT's Adam Nagourney Encapsulates Liberal Conventional Wisdom on Election 2009

The New York Times' Election Day 2009 coverage emphasized three liberal themes: The Republicans won by appearing moderate, the congressional race in upstate New York revealed deep divisions within ...

In Virginia, 14 Out of 26 Candidates Endorsed by WaPo Lose

How much is a Washington Post endorsement worth? Not a lot, apparently. The Post endorsed 26 candidates in Virginia's November 4 elections. Only 12 of them won. The liberal newspaper's picks for ...

Broadcast TV Morning Shows Offered 64 Words on Maine Gay Vote

Maine's successful referendum to repeal a newly-imposed "same-sex marriage" law would have been a huge national story if the gay left had won. But since they narrowly lost, the broadcast network ...

ABC's Stephanopoulos Spins NY 23 as a 'Big Loss' for Sarah Palin, Hits GOP 'Civil War'

Former Democratic aide turned journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared on Wednesday's Good Morning America to spin the loss of a Conservative Party congressional candidate in New York as a "big ...

Fox News Misreported Robert Gibbs Press Gaggle Comments

At 10:15AM ET during America's Newsroom on Fox News Channel, co-host Martha MacCallum reported that in a gaggle with reporters Wednesday morning White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed ...

NBC's David Gregory Downplays GOP Wins on Today

NBC's David Gregory, on Wednesday's Today show, downplayed the huge GOP wins in New Jersey and Virginia as merely reflecting the "anti-incumbency mood," and "the change message that Obama" started ...

CNN's Larry King Focuses on Defeat and Threat of 'Far Right'

During a live midnight EST hour Larry King Live Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, CNN's Larry King repeatedly employed the "far right" pejorative to describe those who backed the unsuccessful New ...

CBS's Schieffer Denies Vote a Referendum on Obama, Compares Conservatives to McGovern

Shortly before the polls closed, CBS's Bob Schieffer rejected any effort to tie President Barack Obama to two the Democratic gubernatorial candidates for whom Obama campaigned, insisting on ...

CNN: Palin, Tea Party Protesters 'Driving Moderates Out of GOP'

On Monday's AC360, CNN's Anderson Cooper forwarded the media's new talking point about the New York congressional race, that "tea Party protesters and other conservative voices are...driving ...

Matthews Belittles Climate Change Skeptics and Homeschoolers

If you're a skeptic of climate change or want to educate your child at home Chris Matthews probably thinks you're an oddball. On Tuesday's Hardball, the MSNBC host egged on the former liberal ...
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