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ABC Replaces Clinton Operative with the Wife of a Clinton Operative as Amanpour Gets 'This Week'

ABC has made Christiane Amanpour, CNN's international affairs reporter, host of ABC's This Week - replacing a Bill Clinton operative with the wife of an operative for both Bill and Hillary ...

Cheerleaders for ObamaCare: A Year of Slanted Media Coverage (Video)

As the Media Research Center's latest Media Reality Check details, over the past year, the media have served as cheerleaders for ObamaCare, praising the proposed legislation, while continually ...

MSNBC's Shuster Claims Fox More Conservative Than MSNBC Liberal

Near the end of the 10AM ET hour on MSNBC Thursday, anchor David Shuster criticized Fox News anchor Bret Baier for having "interrupted the President numerous times" in a "contentious" and "heated" ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Lobbies Undecided Dem: What Will It Take to 'Change Your Vote From No to Yes?'

ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday lobbied Representative Jason Altmire, a Democrat who is undecided on the health care legislation, over what it will take "to change your vote from no to ...

At Correspondents' Dinner, Biden Quips They're Obama's 'Base'

Recycling a theme which President Barack Obama used last year at media dinners, that shows self-awareness of how journalists are allies, headlining Wednesday night's Radio and Television ...

Competitors See FNC's Baier as 'Contentious' with Obama While ABC Devotes Full Story to Obama's NCAA Picks

CBS and NBC, which have delivered very friendly interviews with President Barack Obama (link below the jump to examples), on Wednesday night characterized Bret Baier's sit-down with Obama for the ...

Double Standard: Networks Hyped GOP E-mailer Mark Foley, Minimized Democratic Groper Eric Massa

With a disparity of five-to-one, the same network morning and evening news programs that displayed an eager interest in Mark Foley's E-mail scandal minimized the groping and tickling of Democrat ...

CBS Charged Anti-ObamaCare Protesters Acted in 'Ugly' Manner, But Politico Found Them 'Polite' and 'Boring'

CBS's Chip Reid tried to discredit anti-ObamaCare protesters, claiming the Tea Party activists "tried to lobby undecided Democrats. At times, it got ugly." But Politico relayed "staff members for ...

Kelly O'Donnell Advances NBC News Company Line On Obamacare Poll

NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, on Wednesday's Today, advanced the NBC company line on the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on Obamacare as she reported "Americans are evenly divided." ...

NBC Poll Finds ObamaCare Seen as 'Bad Idea' by 12 Point Margin, Squelched by Nightly News

By a 12 point margin, those asked, in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, called "Barack Obama's health care plan" a "bad idea" (48 percent) over a "good idea" (36 percent.) Yet, NBC ...
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