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MSNBC's David Shuster Blames Falling GOP ID on 'Town Hall Screamers'

At the top of the 4:00PM ET hour of MSNBC Live, co-anchor David Shuster claimed the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll "numbers appear to back up the concerns of mainstream Republicans worried ...

Chris Matthews Show Panel Agrees GOP 'Hurt' By Opposition to Obamacare

Well the verdict is in and it looks like the GOP has been severely damaged by its opposition to Obamacare, well at least that was the conclusion of all the liberal members of The Chris Matthews ...

ABC Uses Obama's '9-Month Anniversary' to Tout Popularity Over Republicans

ABC led Monday night with a poll timed to the nine-month mark of the Obama presidency - as if that's an important date, and spent as much time on record low affinity for Republicans. Charles ...

CNN Psychoanalyzes Talk Radio Listeners, Cites Left-Wing Study on Format

CNN's Carol Costello on American Morning brought on a psychiatrist to find out why conservatives dominate talk radio (they like bullies) and asserted that the industry "Talkers magazine" claimed ...

New Columbia J-School Report Advocates Government Support for News Media

A report from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism calls for taxpayer spending on the news media, advocating that public radio and television be "substantially reoriented" to ...

WaPo Shocks No One; Endorses VA Dem the Paper Has Been Boosting for Months

In what could be described as the biggest non-surprise of the 2009 Virginia gubernatorial election, the Washington Post on Sunday endorsed Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate that its news ...

CBS Touts 'Obama Premium' On Real Estate In First Family's Chicago Neighborhood

Monday's CBS Early Show took time to highlight the selling power of the Obama family as correspondent Dean Reynolds reported: "Bill Grimshaw thinks he has the perfect sales pitch for the house ...

In WSJ Limbaugh Blasts 'Contempt in News Business for Conservatives,' It 'Reflects Blind Hatred'

The Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed from Rush Limbaugh in which he outlined how "this spectacle is bigger" than left-wingers trying to keep him out of the NFL: "There is a contempt in the ...

CBS's Couric Finally Notices Obama's $1.4 Trillion Deficit

Back on October 7, when the Congressional Budget Office reported that the federal deficit had ballooned to a massive $1.4 trillion during President Obama's first year on the job, Katie Couric's ...

MSNBC Admits: 'Unable to Verify' False Limbaugh Quote; No Retraction or Apology

On Friday, MSNBC News Live anchor David Shuster admitted that his cable network had been "unable to verify" the false quotes he and others attributed to Rush Limbaugh. However, he did not ...
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