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CBS's Early Show Gushes Over Obama Date Night In Paris

On Monday, CBS correspondent Richard Roth gave a glowing report on President and Michelle Obama in Paris: "The big tourist treat in Paris this weekend was for the tourists treated to a sight of ...

Comedian on Today Show Trashes Sarah Palin: She's 'Very Much Like Herpes'

VH1 comedian Chuck Nice appeared on Tuesday's Today show and compared Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the sexually transmitted disease herpes. He mocked: "But, Sarah Palin to the GOP, this is what ...

Matthews Compares Dick Cheney to Movie Monster Freddy Krueger

Continuing his obsession with Dick Cheney, Hardball host Chris Matthews on Monday compared the former Vice President to movie monster Freddy Krueger, a child-murdering serial killer. After ...

Even Liberal Moyers Says NBC's Special Was 'Valentine' to Obama

Conservative talk-show hosts and bloggers have been hammering away at the gooey NBC News Inside the White House specials with Brian Williams adoring Obama. But Williams also drew fire from the ...

CBS: Obama's 'Elegant Words' May Prevent 'Another D-Day'

On CBS's Sunday Morning, White House correspondent Chip Reid gave a glowing review of President Obama's overseas trip: "A trip laden with symbolism and elegant words, asking the world to look ...

Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Is a 'Brave,' 'Great Teacher'

On this weekend's Inside Washington, Newsweek's Evan Thomas lauded President Obama as a "brave," "great teacher" who "stands above everybody." These comments were only slightly less hyperbolic ...

CBS Offers Fawning Profile of Left-Wing Activist Norman Lear

On Sunday, CBS's Bill Whitaker praised the liberal activism of former TV producer Norman Lear: "But in 1980, the king turned his back on his TV empire. He grew alarmed as evangelical Christian ...

Time: Educational Obama = 'President from Sesame Street'

In a gooey article titled "Tickle Me Obama," Time magazine's Nancy Gibbs giddily associates educational programming and Barack Obama as very similar concepts: "It's not just his age and mastery of ...

Newsweek's Clift: 'I Heard Nothing But Rave Reviews' for Obama's Apology Speech

Newsweek's Eleanor Clift seemed flabbergasted on this weekend's McLaughlin Group as fellow panelists Pat Buchanan, Monica Crowley and Mort Zuckerman criticized President Obama's speech to Muslims. ...

ABC's Shipman: Sotomayor Is No 'Elite Liberal Judicial Philosopher'

On Sunday's This Week, ABC correspondent Claire Shipman claimed it would be "very hard"" for Republicans to label Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a liberal. That was too much even for ...
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