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NBC Ignored Pro-Life March, But Hailed Greenpeace Banner Stunt at Mt. Rushmore

In January, NBC News ignored the thousands of pro-lifers who came to Washington for the annual March for Life. But Brian Williams hailed 12 hard-left Greenpeace activists illegally hanging a ...

CNN Lets Homosexual Activists Speak Three Times Longer Than Opponent

Wednesday's Situation Room on CNN devoted nearly three times as much time to clips from advocates of overturning the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy than the one sound bite from a ...

ABC's David Wright Continues Sniping at Palin: Gov Lacks 'Firm Grasp' on Issues

Good Morning America's David Wright on Saturday continued his habit of dropping insulting comments into stories about Sarah Palin, snidely asserting that the Alaska governor lacked "some would ...

Today Wonders If Europe Will Swoon for Obama Again?

Previewing Barack Obama's trip to Italy for the G8 summit, on Wednesday's Today show, NBC's Matt Lauer asked Savannah Guthrie what kind of reaction the President will receive as Lauer noted the ...

Tough Tapper Interview With Obama Fails to Hold Interest of Jackson-obsessed ABC

Despite devoting almost the entire Good Morning America program on Tuesday to Michael Jackson, ABC could only find three minutes for a hard-hitting Jake Tapper interview with Barack Obama. And ...

Seven Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Get 1/20th Time Given to Jackson

Two days after the Washington Post carried a letter from a woman who asked "where was the coverage of my nephew or the other soldiers" who were killed in the days after Michael Jackson died, ...

ABC Showcases Russian Teens Excited by Obama: 'Energetic' and 'Innovator'

After the Bush years Russians are naturally "wary" of a U.S. President, but ABC still managed to highlight teens, at a "Kremlin-sponsored summer camp," optimistic about President Obama." One ...

CNN's Jack Cafferty Again Derides Palin, Calls Her 'Lame'

CNN's Jack Cafferty, on Monday's Situation Room, referred to one of Sarah Palin's reasons for her resignation, that she wanted to avoid becoming a lame duck, then cracked: "She was already lame."

ABC's Sawyer Asks Sheriff if He's 'Concerned' People Have 'Guns Right by the Side'

Even with a serial killer on the loose in South Carolina, ABC's Diane Sawyer was asking the local sheriff if he was concerned about the community "arming up and we're reading that ammunition is ...

WaPo Editor Compares 'Most Effective' Henry Waxman to Ted Williams, King David

Washington Post associated editor Robert Kaiser reviewed a new book by ultraliberal Rep. Henry Waxman, lauding the legislator as comparable to baseball star Ted Williams and biblical hero King ...
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