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Leary: Obama 'Greatest President in History!,' Sotomayor 'Fantastic!'

Displaying a caricature of a celebrity enraptured by President Barack Obama, although apparently quite serious in the underlining attitude he conveyed in an over the top manner, on Friday's Larry ...

Never Liberal Enough: Networks Also Doubted Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Pro-Abortion Credentials in '93

This isn't the first time the networks have channeled the worries of liberal pro-abortion groups about a Democratic President's Supreme Court nominee. Sixteen years ago, President Clinton picked ...

Williams Cues Up Obama to Agree: 'That's One of Those She'd Rather Have Back'

NBC provided a platform Friday for President Obama to fire back at conservative critics of Sonia Sotomayor, as Brian Williams cued him up to agree her comment that a Latina judge would make better ...

CNN Uses Two Liberals to Bash Conservatives' 'Judicial Activist' Label

During a segment on Friday's American Morning, CNN correspondent Carol Costello used two liberal talking heads to cast doubt on the "judicial activist" label used by conservatives.

ABC Offers Skeptical Take on Obama's Stimulus Claims; CBS, NBC Uncritical

On Friday's Good Morning America, ABC's Jake Tapper provided a skeptical, challenging analysis of the Obama administration's claims about the economic stimulus bill. Tapper wondered: "How much of ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Catholic Church Too 'Stringent,' Should Be 'More Progressive'

While reporting on disgraced priest Alberto Cutie leaving the Catholic Church in the wake of a sex scandal, on Friday's CBS Early Show, Maggie Rodriguez asked Father Thomas Williams about the ...

Cloaked as 'Both Sides,' Nets Push 'Abortion Rights' Advocates' Concerns on Sotomayor

NBC and ABC on Thursday night framed stories around concerns of "abortion rights" advocates who want proof Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is on their side, but both cloaked their pieces ...

NBC's Lee Cowan Glows Over Obama Frosh Photos: 'Humble Beginnings!'

NBC's Lee Cowan, on Thursday's Today show, giddily highlighted new found photos taken of Barack Obama when he was a freshman at Occidental College and even cooed at a shot of him sitting on an old ...

CBS: Paint Roofs and Roads White to Stop Global Warming

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Chris Wragge wondered: "Could painting your roof white be the best defense against global warming? Some very important people think so. So Early Show ...

NY Times: Sotomayor Has a 'Compelling Life Story,' But Clarence Thomas Didn't in 1991

Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Judge Clarence Thomas both had compelling life stories when they were nominated for the Supreme Court. But only Sotomayor's story has been celebrated that way by the New ...
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