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CNN's Situation Room Charges: 'Racial Tinge to Tea Movement'

CNN's efforts to smear Obama critics as racist gained visibility on Monday's Situation Room when the usually more sensible Wolf Blitzer, with "RACIAL TINGE TO TEA MOVEMENT" as the on-screen ...

Chris Matthews Show: 'Boss Rush Limbaugh' Stoking Racist Anti-Obama 'Venom'

NBC's Norah O'Donnell, guest hosting for Chris Matthews over the weekend, repeatedly questioned her Chris Matthews Show panelists why there was "So much hate," and "venom," directed at Barack ...

CNN Zeroes-In on 'Dark Undercurrent' of Tea Parties

CNN's Jim Spellman did his best to paint the participants of the Tea Party Express's rallies across the nation as a bunch of extremists on Saturday's Newsroom. Spellman played clips which ...

ABC's Bill Weir Frets Over 9/12 Rally Rage and 'Anger;' Worries About Lost 'Civility'

Over the weekend, ABC provided hyperbolic reporting on the 9/12 protest in Washington D.C. Good Morning America co-host Bill Weir opened the program on Saturday by fretting, "This morning, ...

Massive Conservative D.C. Protest Buried and Dismissed, But Smaller Liberal Rallies Hailed by NY Times

A conservative protest at the Capitol numbering in the tens of thousands was worth an unfavorable story on page 37 of Sunday's New York Times while a much smaller Obama rally got better placement, ...

CBS's Schieffer: Joe Wilson Shout 'Ugly Sign of Mindless Meanness'

At the end of Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer denounced South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson: "The irony of a congressman trying to heckle a President in the midst of a speech ...

Public Trust in Media Accuracy and Fairness Plunges, Liberal v Conservative Bias Gap at 28 Points

"The public's assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades of Pew Research surveys," a new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and ...

60 Minutes Gives Obama Yet Another Platform, At Least Challenges Him a Bit

60 Minutes gave President Obama at least his fourth platform since his election, and while Steve Kroft framed the segment around how Obama "seemed confident that he had succeeded" in his ...

CNN's Lemon Praises Maher for Raising Anti-Obama Racism: 'Finally Someone's Talking About This'

Bill Maher is setting the news agenda for CNN. Literally. CNN anchor Don Lemon rued "town hallers yelling at lawmakers" and those "refusing to let kids hear the commander in chief. And on and on ...

CBS Skips Murder of Pro-Life Activist; ABC Sees 'Flip Side' to Killing of Abortionist Tiller

Despite having extensively covered in June the killing of abortionist George Tiller, Katie Couric's CBS Evening News on Friday skipped the killing of a pro-life activist. ABC's Chris Bury ...
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