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NBC, CBS, and ABC Highlight Sanford's GOP Label; Downplayed Label For Disgraced Dem

In the wake of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's admission to having an affair, evening and morning newscasts on NBC, CBS, and ABC all immediately identified him as a Republican. In contrast, ...

Former Clinton Aide Stephanopoulos: Dems Have a Harder Time Surviving Sex Scandals

Former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos appeared on Thursday's Good Morning America to bizarrely assert that Democrats have a harder times surviving sex scandals than Republicans. While ...

Lauer Labels Sanford a Republican but Omits 'D' Next to McGreevey

NBC's Matt Lauer, at the top of Thursday's Today show, was careful to note the party affiliation of Mark Sanford as he announced "The political future of South Carolina's governor Mark Sanford, a ...

Couric Trots Out Tony Blair to Defend Obama on Iran

"President Obama's response to the government crackdown has been criticized by some Republicans as timid," Katie Couric noted on Wednesday's CBS Evening News as she featured a retort: "Today, in ...

ABC Endorses ObamaCare Premise: 'The Need is Obvious'

Hours before ABC's prime time special with President Obama from the White House, a World News piece conveyed the public's doubts that Obama will achieve his goals, but also endorsed Obama's ...

Capehart on MSNBC: GOP Now Must 'Skip a Generation and Wait for the Meghan McCains'

In the wake of the revelations about Mark Sanford, Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart declared on MSNBC: "Maybe what the Republican Party is going to have to do is skip a ...

Chris Matthews Attacks: Joe and Mika 'Pussyfoot' Issue of Health Care Reform

Chris Matthews got into a heated exchange with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday, accusing them of "pussyfooting" the issue of health care and its cost. He also attacked ...

ABC's Diane Sawyer Tosses Tough Queries to Obama; No GOP Voices Featured

ABC's Diane Sawyer on Wednesday hit Barack Obama with some refreshingly tough questions about his plans for health care reform, quizzing the President on potential rationing, reduction of services ...

CBS's Smith: Reaganesque Statement On Iran Not 'Realistic'

On CBS's Early Show, Mitt Romney described Obama's latest comment on Iran as "not exactly a Ronald Reagan 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall' moment." Harry Smith got defensive: "Very different ...

HBO Can't Resist Hostile Guantanamo Cliches in Piece on Diving Rehab

HBO's Real Sports promised a look at an "inspirational therapeutic program" in which wounded warriors are able to go diving off Guantanamo Bay, but Bryant Gumbel and Jon Frankel couldn't resist ...
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