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Matthews: Neo-Cons Took Cruise to Alaska to Find Empty Headed Palin

Provoked by charges made in Game Change that Sarah Palin had to be tutored in foreign policy, Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, took shot after shot at the former vice presidential ...

Obama Once Again 'Thrust Into the Role of America's Racial Referee,' Proclaims ABC's Dan Harris

Good Morning America reporter Dan Harris on Tuesday lamented the fact that Barack Obama has "repeatedly been thrust into the role of America's racial referee," this time over Senate Majority ...

CNN's Cooper Actually Deviates from Palin With 'Game Change' Authors

On Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN's Anderson Cooper extensively questioned authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann about their new book "Game Change" on subjects other than Sarah Palin, unlike ...

CBS 'Early Show' Wonders: 'Is the Reid Story Over?'

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith followed President Obama's lead by wondering if it was time to move on from the Harry Reid racial controversy, as he asked Republican strategist ...

Awed Actress Meryl Streep 'Star-Struck' by Barack and Michelle Obama

"Hollywood actress Meryl Streep has admitted that the only person she has been star-struck by is U.S. President Barack Obama," an India Times item posted on Sunday reported, quoting the actress: ...

NBC's Mitchell: Iraq and Afghan Wars Have 'Hurt' Us in Terrorism Fight

NBC's Andrea Mitchell, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend, claimed that the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have not helped in the fight against terrorism, going as ...

Time's Mark Halperin Cheers That in Era of 'Low' Standards, Reporters Skipped Edwards Affair

Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos on Monday talked to the authors of a new book on the 2008 presidential campaign and appeared unsurprised that journalists knew about the affair ...

Fox News Nails '60 Minutes:' CBS Show Spent Ten Minutes on Palin, Skipped Reid's 'Negro' Remark

Fox News correspondent Eric Shawn on Monday hit 60 Minutes for spending ten minutes out of a 13 minute segment highlighting negative dirt on Sarah Palin. The news magazine also ignored remarks ...

CBS Distributed 'Inside Edition' Hypes Sarah Palin Debate Prep 'A Debacle'

On Monday's Inside Edition, distributed by CBS, host Deborah Norville cited Sunday's 60 Minutes interview with McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt and proclaimed: "'A debacle of historic and ...

CBS '60 Minutes' Story Bashes Palin; Ignores Embarrassing Democrat Comments

While a story on Sunday's 60 Minutes about the new book, 'Game Change,' about the 2008 campaign, focused heavily on attacks against Sarah Palin by McCain staffers, it ignored numerous revelations ...
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