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CBS's Smith to 'Father-in-Chief' Obama: 'Where Did You Learn to Love?'

In an interview with President Obama geared to Father's Day, CBS's Harry Smith asked the "father-in-chief" about growing up without his own father: "In this fatherless world, where did you learn ...

ABC's Sawyer Swears Health Care Special 'Not an Infomercial'; Touts Network Fairness

Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer popped up on Sunday's Reliable Sources and swore that ABC's much-scrutinized health care special with President Obama "won't be an infomercial." She also ...

NY Times and WashPost Paint Spies for Cuba as Endearing Elderly Couple

"She fell for his worldly sophistication" while he "admired her work helping ordinary people," gushed a front page Friday NY Times story on Gwendolyn and Kendall Myers, charged with spying for ...

Stephanopoulos: Obama' 'Obsessed' with FNC; NYT's Keller Denies Pro-Obama Bias

ABC's This Week took up media favoritism toward Obama. George Stephanopoulos marveled at "how obsessed" Obama is with Fox News, prompting George Will to observe "it's the discordant note in an ...

Juan Williams Decries 'High Tide' of Media 'Kowtowing' to Obama

The media are so far into the tank for President Obama that even the fairly liberal Juan Williams decried on FNC: "We are going towards a weekend of high tide for kowtowing to the Obama ...

BBC's Kay Denounces 'Demonizing' of Public Option as 'Some Sort of Step Toward Socialism'

Sticking up for European socialism, Friday night on HBO's Real Time, BBC America's Katty Kay contended the "idea of demonizing" a "public option" for U.S. health care "as some sort of step toward ...

ABC Promises 'Tough Questions' for Obama in 'Television Event'

Friday's World News carried a 15-second promo for Wednesday night's controversial prime time special, "Questions for the President: Prescription for America." Over video of President Barack Obama, ...

NYT Column on 'Obama Haters' Goes Too Far, Even for MSNBC

Reacting to a New York Times column in which Frank Rich claimed Fox News was responsible for violent acts like the murder of abortionist George Tiller or the Holocaust Museum shooting, on MSNBC on ...

Chris Matthews on Air America: McCain Hitting 'Idiot Button'; Mocks Palin

MSNBC's Chris Matthews appeared on Montel Williams' Air America radio show on Wednesday to slam John McCain: "I think McCain put his finger on the idiot button." The Hardball host fumed about ...

CBS Wonders About Possible John Edwards Comeback

CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez wondered on Friday: "Lots of politicians get caught having affairs, as you know. The trick, though, is making a comeback. It's happened before, but the ...
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