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Matthews: Nevermind 'Crazies' Like Limbaugh, Obama 'Wowed Us' with Sotomayor

Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, couldn't contain his excitement over Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor: "It was a brilliant piece of work....it couldn't have been done any better," and ...

ABC Minimizes 'Liberal' Label for Sotomayor; Used 'Conservative' for Alito Frequently

ABC News didn't use any labels such as liberal or progressive to describe Judge Sonia Sotomayor during its Tuesday morning coverage of her nomination to the Supreme Court. On the other hand, when ...

NYT's Blow: Smart Northeasterners Not Fooled By 'Cheney-Limbaugh Illusionati'

A New York Times columnist on Saturday: 'In 1984, Ronald Reagan won every Northeastern state. Since then, the leadership of the GOP has systematically shed its idealists in favor of ideologues, ...

Flashback: Nets Were Quick to Tag Alito and Roberts as 'Ultra' and 'Hardline' 'Conservatives'

Network anchors and reporters didn't hesitate to apply strong ideological labels (not just quoting others) to President Bush's two Supreme Court nominees, John Roberts and Samuel Alito. Will they ...

Couric and Schieffer Gush Over Obama's 'Dream Candidate'

Moments after President Obama announced his pick of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, CBS's Bob Schieffer and Katie Couric enthused over what Couric called Sotomayor's "very, very ...

New Animated Series on ABC to Lampoon Environmentalists

With television hosts unwilling to joke about President Barack Obama as those comedians regularly ridicule conservatives, there's a bright spot coming up this week in a new TV show set to debut on ...

ABC and CBS Lead with Powell v Cheney and Limbaugh, GOP Too Conservative

ABC and CBS, which two weeks ago gave short-shrift to Dick Cheney choosing Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell as the better representative of the Republican Party, both led Sunday night with Powell ...

Politico's Cummings Whines Cheney's 'Made It Much Harder to Close Guantanamo'

The Politico's Jeanne Cummings, a Wall Street Journal veteran, fretted on this weekend's Inside Washington that former Vice President Dick Cheney has "changed this debate in a way that has made it ...

CNN's Anderson Cooper: Is Cheney 'Emboldening Our Enemies?'

Anderson Cooper grilled Dick Cheney's daughter Liz on his CNN program on Thursday evening about her father's defense of Bush's anti-terror tactics. He asked: 'Is it appropriate, though, for your ...

Liz Cheney vs. O'Donnell: ABC's Chris Cuomo Moderates Fiery Debate on Torture

Good Morning America on Friday featured something that has become rare on morning shows, an actual philosophical debate between a strong conservative and a vocal liberal. Liz Cheney engaged in a ...
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