BiasAlerts

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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 ...

CNN's Journalist Panel Chooses ObamaCare Over Transparency

CNN made no accommodation for balance during a panel discussion segment on ObamaCare on Monday's American Morning, bringing on two journalists- New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Time ...

Today Brings on Two Libs That Let Harry Reid Off the Hook

NBC's Today show, on Monday morning, invited on former Democratic liberal Congressman Harold Ford Jr. and PBS' liberal Washington Week moderator Gwen Ifill to discuss whether Democratic Senate ...

As Stephanopoulos Leaves 'This Week,' News of a Booster Seat in the Morning

At the end of Sunday's This Week, George Stephanopoulos announced it was his last broadcast as the host and an item in Sunday's Boston Herald revealed that ABC had to purchase a special chair for ...
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