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Year Ago GDP Jump 'Disappointing'; This Year Negative GDP: 'Whole Lot Brighter,' ABC Credits 'Stimulus'

A year ago, when GDP rose 1.9%, CBS centered a story around the "disappointing" news while ABC and NBC ignored it. But Friday night, Katie Couric crowed a 1% Q2 decline means the "glimmer of hope ...

MSNBC's Deutsch Slams Rush as a 'Moron' and a 'Putz'; Trashes 'Stupid' GOPers

MSNBC host Donny Deutsch frothed about "right-wing racism" on Thursday and trashed Rush Limbaugh as a both a "moron" and a "putz." The former CNBC anchor talked with liberal journalist Joan Walsh ...

CBS Sees 'Runaway Success' in Failing 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

Reporting on the Obama administration's 'Cash for Clunkers' car buying program running out of money, CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes offered a mixed message: "'Cash for Clunkers' has been such a ...

'Paging Dr. Obama' Makes It Seven Time Mag Covers Since Election for Obama

Time magazine's August 10 edition with President Barack Obama on the cover ("Paging Dr. Obama") trying to heal the nation in a photo illustration as a physician, wearing a white smock with a ...

ABC and NBC Jump to Herald Obama's Presidential Medal of Freedom Picks

When Obama does it, it's news. ABC and NBC on Thursday night made time to highlight who President Barack Obama will bestow with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in two weeks. Both started with ...

ABC's Pierre Thomas Quizzes AG Holder on Race; Skips 'Nation of Cowards' Quote

ABC's Pierre Thomas landed an exclusive interview with Eric Holder on Wednesday's Nightline, quizzing the Attorney General on race relations in America. Somehow, however, the reporter managed to ...

New ABC Health Correspondent Is an Obama Donor

ABC's new "senior medical editor," Dr. Richard Besser, donated $400 to Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, a search on OpenSecrets.org reveals. Besser, who filled in as acting director ...

You Read It Here First: FNC's O'Reilly Cites BMI Health Care Study

On Wednesday's The O'Reilly Factor on FNC, host Bill O'Reilly cited a recent study from the MRC's Business and Media Institute finding that broadcast network evening and morning news shows have ...

Bad Polls for Obama; CBS Finds Bright Spots, NBC Skates Over Devastating Judgment

CBS and NBC released polls Wed. that illustrated how the public is moving against President Obama on health as his overall approval fell to its lowest-ever level. But while both conveyed the bad ...

Following NBC's Lead, CBS Touts White House 'Beer Summit'

After NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams fawned Tuesday over President Obama planning to have a beer with Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gates, on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry ...
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