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MSNBC's Nancy Snyderman Lobbies IRS: Go After Catholic Bishops for Opposing Abortion in Health Care Bill

MSNBC's Nancy Snyderman attacked Catholic bishops on Thursday for opposing abortion funding in the health care bill, agreeing with the President of NOW that the IRS should investigate them. The ...

Newsweek Editor Posts Bizarre Anti-Lou Dobbs Poem: Anchor Wants World 'Where Aliens Are Put in Stocks'

Newsweek senior editor Jerry Adler on Thursday posted a bizarre poem on the publication's website, mocking Lou Dobbs for leaving CNN and insinuating that the cable anchor might be crazy: "So wily ...

CBS's Smith: Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to Blame for Ft. Hood Shooting

Interviewing Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith cited a cause of the shooting at Ft. Hood: "...the Iraq war, the escalation in number of ...

ABC's Charles Gibson Admits: 'I Worry About the Lack of Objectivity' in News Business

World News anchor Charles Gibson admitted on Tuesday, "I worry about the lack of objectivity and the future of the news business." The ABC host spoke before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce ...

ABC's Charles Gibson Admits: 'I Worry About the Lack of Objectivity' in News Business

World News anchor Charles Gibson admitted on Tuesday, "I worry about the lack of objectivity and the future of the news business." The ABC host spoke before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce ...

Katie Couric Sees Cold War As Parent Trap?

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric's online commentary on the Berlin Wall focused on a separated-twins analogy rather than on the victory of democracy, freedom, and Western civilization.

CBS and NBC Skip Hasan's Ominous 'We Love Death More Than You Love Life'

Tuesday night ABC's Brian Ross highlighted how in 2007 Nidal Hasan had exposed his radicalism and threat when he declared: "We love death more than you love life." But neither CBS nor NBC cited ...

Chris Matthews: Catholic Bishops 'Should Stay Off Capitol Hill'

"The clergy should stay off Capitol Hill," MSNBC's Chris Matthews flatly declared on Tuesday's Hardball. Matthews fumed with disgust as Politico's Jonathan Allen told him that Catholic bishops ...

ABC, CBS Skip Most of Ft. Hood Memorial, Except for Obama - Unlike Full Coverage of Jacko Memorial

ABC and CBS aired hours of Michael Jackson' memorial service in July, but on Tuesday afternoon the two networks weren't so interested in the memorial service for the victims at Fort Hood. The two ...

Washington Post Charges 'Grand Old Purging' of Scozzafava Shows GOP 'Dysfunction'

The Washington Post is still having trouble with how the voters rejected their favorite Democrats. The bias erupted in a front page headline on Tuesday. It read:"'Scozzafava' turns into epithet: ...
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