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ABC's Roberts: People Will Be Thrilled by Health Bill Once They 'Understand' It, Hails Reid

"There's a lot in" the health care bill "lot of people are going to like a whole lot once they see what's in it," ABC News veteran Cokie Roberts contended on Sunday's This Week as she blamed ...

Gibson Rues Loss of Media Objectivity....Moments After Johnson Pontificates on Health

ABC's Dr. Tim Johnson shared his view he "absolutely" favors passage of the current ObamaCare bill, though "I would personally prefer to have public option and/or Medicare expansion directly ...

CBS Leads with Byrd's 'Shame, Shame' in Story on GOP 'Delaying Tactics'

Centering a Friday night story on how, as anchor Katie Couric explained, "Republicans are doing everything they can to block" the "health reform" bill, "including delaying tactics in this race ...

ABC Plays Video of Al Franken's Snub of Joe Lieberman, But Ignores Story

All three morning shows on Friday skipped Senator Al Franken's disrespectful snub of Joe Lieberman during a health care debate. Good Morning America, bizarrely, played video of the incident over a ...

Polar Photographer Declares 'Debate's Over' on Climate Change on Today

Just a day after Today featured a wildlife expert exploiting the cuteness of an Arctic fox to scare viewers about the threat of global warming, NBC's Ann Curry, on Thursday's Today, invited on a ...

CNN's Roberts and Guest Advocate 'Broad-Based' Tax Increases

CNN's John Roberts and his guest, Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, pushed for President Obama to break a campaign promise to not increase taxes on those who make less than $250,000, and ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Can't Stop Giggling at Sarah Palin

New Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos and the rest of the morning show crew couldn't help laughing at Sarah Palin on Thursday. News anchor Juju Chang highlighted a story broken by ...

CBS: Dems 'Tantalizingly Close' On Health Care; Republicans Use 'Stall Tactics'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes excitedly proclaimed that Senate Democrats "are tantalizingly close" to passing a health care bill and derided Republicans for ...

Gibson Empathizes with Obama: 'Holy God, What a Weight that Is on Your Shoulders'

In his swan song interview with President Barack Obama, which consumed more than ten minutes of World News, ABC's Charles Gibson couldn't have provided a friendlier or more empathetic platform to ...

Matthews Admits to 'Power' of Fox News in Rise of 'Crazy' Tea Partiers

In what had to be a tough admission for him to make, Chris Matthews, on Wednesday's Hardball, claimed the 2 to 1 positive rating for the tea party movement, in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal ...
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