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CBS Devotes More Time to Those Opposing New Gun Rights Law Than Supporters

Tuesday's CBS Evening News tilted against a proposed new gun law that would strengthen the right of gun owners who hold a concealed weapon permit to carry a weapon across state lines into states ...

CBS's Couric Sympathizes With Obama: 'Is Your Confidence Ever Shaken?'

In her Tuesday interview with President Obama, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric wondered: "You're so confident, Mr. President, and so focused. Is your confidence ever shaken? Do you ever wake ...

ABC's Cuomo: Is 'Reckless' GOP Putting Americans at 'Risk'?

On Wednesday's GMA, ABC's Chris Cuomo suggested Republicans are putting Americans at "risk" by opposing President Obama's big government health care plan. Cuomo sought validation from liberal ...

Lauer to DeMint: Are You Rallying Conservatives to Break a President?

NBC's Matt Lauer, on Wednesday's Today show hit Senator Jim DeMint over his statement that health care reform could be Barack Obama's Waterloo.

Night After Slamming DeMint as 'Incendiary,' Couric Makes Same Point to Obama

A night after CBS slammed as "incendiary" Senator Jim DeMint's observation that if Republicans are able to block Obama's health care push, "it will be his Waterloo, it will break him," CBS anchor ...

Who Fills the Cronkite Void? ABC Reporter Says Michelle Obama

The Washington Post's Style section conducted a survey of who could fill the most-trusted void left behind by Walter Cronkite. A series of liberal-media heroes were named, but several people just ...

ABC's Stephanopoulos Says No Quick Health Care Bill: 'The Votes Are Not There'

Former Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos generally tries to put a happy face on big Democratic Party initiatives, but on Tuesday's Good Morning America the chief Washington correspondent for ABC ...

CBS Discredits Steele and DeMint on ObamaCare as 'Harsh' and 'Incendiary,' Couric Hails Kennedy

For the second weekday in a row, Katie Couric teased the CBS Evening News by delivering President Obama's aggressive retorts to critics of his health plan as Chip Reid pitched in to help, ...

Dan Rather Hails Cronkite As 'Beacon' of 'Straight News'

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, invited on Dan Rather to remember Walter Cronkite and the former CBS News anchor ' famously fired for letting his bias spiral out of control during the George ...

Nets Skip Chappaquiddick's 40th; NPR Gets 'Ugly' Mail for Even Blogging About It

ABC, CBS and NBC breathed not a word about Saturday's 40th anniversary of Chappaquiddick, but it wasn't a complete blackout. With Ted Kennedy on the cover of the July 27 Newsweek to push for ...
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