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Williams Attributes Drop in Warming Credence to 'People Less Sensitive to Environment'

NBC's Brian Williams noted a Pew poll found Americans who "believe there's solid evidence of global warming...has dropped off significantly." But instead of crediting people for recognizing ...

MSNBC Anchors Lash Out at Cheney; Wonder If He's of a 'Rational, Healthy Mind'

MSNBC anchors David Shuster and Tamron Hall on Thursday lashed out at a speech Dick Cheney gave that was critical of Barack Obama, speculating on whether the Vice President is of a "rational, ...

CBS's Smith: Why Not Limit Compensation In All Companies?

Discussing Obama administration efforts to limit executive pay in companies that took TARP funds, on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked Congressional Oversight Panel Chair ...

Wash Post Lashes Out Against 'Militant,' 'Provocative,' 'Bizarre' Conservative Candidate

The Washington Post, which for months has been running a seemingly endless series of attack pieces on Virginia's Republican gubernatorial pick, appears to have moved on to the GOP's choice for ...

NBC Nightly News Champions Obama's Sensitivity to Women

Tied to NBC's promotion of Maria Shriver's "A Woman's Nation" report, Wednesday's NBC Nightly News showcased Savannah Guthrie's interview with President Barack Obama in which she trumpeted how he ...

CNN Again Cites Liberal Study on Talk Radio, Pushes Localism

CNN's Carol Costello again omitted the liberal source of a statistic she touted during a report on Wednesday's American Morning, that 91% of talk radio is apparently conservative. Costello also ...

MSNBC: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, What's the Difference?

Showing that Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have become interchangeable, in the 2:00PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer mistakenly introduced Jackson as Sharpton: "Joining me now ...

Absurd Denial: Wash Post Claims 'Goal' of GOP Attack Pieces Wasn't to Help Dem Nominee

A Washington Post staff writer on Wednesday swore that it wasn't the "goal" of the newspaper to elect Virginia's Democratic candidate for governor, despite the paper's wave of attack coverage ...

NBC's Todd: 'Clean White Suit' Obama a Victim of High Expectations for His Goodness

ABC, CBS and NBC on Tuesday night all aired stories on President Barack Obama hobnobbing with the wealthy during a recession, at Manhattan fundraisers to be attended by the very Wall Street ...

MSNBC's David Shuster Blames Falling GOP ID on 'Town Hall Screamers'

At the top of the 4:00PM ET hour of MSNBC Live, co-anchor David Shuster claimed the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll "numbers appear to back up the concerns of mainstream Republicans worried ...
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