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Sawyer Skips Controversy for 'Angels Demons'; Grilled Mel Gibson

Angels Demons star Tom Hanks received zero critical questions or challenges when he appeared on Monday's Good Morning America to promote a movie that features the Catholic Church ordering a ...

Time Mag Blames 'Extremely Conservative Ideas' for GOP Decline

How many times can you use the discrediting term "extremely," suggesting "extremist" positions, in a single sentence describing the state of the Republican Party? Three, if you're writing Time ...

To Schieffer's Astonishment, Cheney: 'I'd Go with Rush Limbaugh'

To Bob Schieffer's astonishment, when he wrapped up his Sunday interview by asking former Vice President Dick Cheney where he comes down between Rush Limbaugh and Colin Powell who both say the ...

Stossel Zings Cuomo: In 'Your Family' Govt the Only Way to Help

ABC's token contrarian John Stossel appeared on Friday's Good Morning America to promote his new 20/20 special on some very politically incorrect subjects.

Letterman Writer Scheft: Obama 'Too Competent' to Joke About

The proudest moment in his career, Late Show writer Bill Scheft boasted at a Friday comedy writer panel held at Washington, DC's Newseum, was when he got David Letterman to try to undermine guest ...

NBC and Newsweek Liken Obama to Spock: Both Victims of Prejudice

Concluding a Thursday NBC Nightly News story on summer movies, correspondent George Lewis previewed the new Star Trek film, set to open on Friday, and found it relevant to highlight how "some ...

ABC's Diane Sawyer Waves 'Mission Accomplished' Sign for Obama

Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer and ABC journalist George Stephanopoulos lauded Barack Obama for his handling of the banking crisis on Thursday. Sawyer even saw the government ...

'Robber Baron' Becomes 'Shrewd Businessman' After Loan to NY Times

Carlos Slim, described in 2007 as a "thief" and "robber baron" by a Times editorial writer, is now "a very shrewd businessman with an appreciation for great brands," according to the paper's ...
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