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Matt Lauer Lectures: 'Our Appetite for Oil' Caused Spill

NBC's Matt Lauer, on Tuesday's Today show, blamed America's "appetite for oil" as the reason for the spill in the Gulf and asked former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw if the country will ...

Democrats and Double Standards in the NYT: 'Respected Voice' Robert Byrd vs. 'Foe of Integration' Strom Thurmond

According to the New York Times, Democrat senator and former Klan member Robert Byrd was a "Respected Voice of the Senate." Yet Republican Sen. Jesse Helms had a "hard-edged conservatism that ...

As Much on Byrd's Fiddle Playing as Klan Days; 'Like Constitution and Bible, Permanent Fixture of the Senate'

The networks Monday night skipped lightly over the late Senator Robert Byrd's segregationist and racist record, devoting as much time to the Democrat's fiddle-playing prowess as his years in the ...

Matthews: Republicans Putting Pins in Kagan Like She's a Voodoo Doll

From the morning to the evening Chris Matthews, during MSNBC's coverage of Elena Kagan's hearing on Monday, berated what he saw as GOP mistreatment of Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, calling ...

Oliver Stone Lauds Hugo Chavez, Criticizes Action Against Iran on ABC's GMA

Liberal director Oliver Stone revealed his anti-American bent on Monday's Good Morning America, praising the rise of mainly left-wing leaders across South America and even went so far to support ...

VIDEO: Media Routinely Used 'Conservative' Label on Bush Nominees to Supreme Court; Obama Picks Always 'Centrist'

When President Bush nominated John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court in 2005, the media did not hesitate to describe both men as "very conservative," but when President Obama nominated ...

Five Out of Five Lib Journalists Agree: Obama's Big Government Push Helps Dems in '10!

On the syndicated Chris Matthews show over the weekend, Chris Matthews praised Barack Obama for earning another "big feather" in his cap for getting his Wall Street reform bill passed and asked ...

Networks Defend 'Consensus Builder' Kagan; Downplay Military Recruiter Ban

The Monday morning shows on CBS, ABC, and NBC all worked to portray President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as a moderate and open-minded legal scholar, downplaying her liberal views. ...

ABC Warns G-20's Rejection of Obama-Spendanomics 'Could Plunge World Into a Second Recession'

Based on the view of a single economist, ABC portrayed the agreement by world powers, at the G-20 summit in Toronto, to pursue fiscal sanity over the accelerated government spending urged by ...

CBS's Logan Zings Hastings: He's 'Never Served His Country the Way McChrystal Has'

Lara Logan, CBS's chief foreign affairs correspondent, took to CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday to accuse Michael Hastings of using subterfuge and Rolling Stone of pushing an agenda in their hit ...
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