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CBS's Mitchell: Health Care Debate 'Nasty National Shouting Match'

At the top of the 8:00AM ET hour of Wednesday's Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell cited protests at health care reform town hall meetings as evidence that the debate was "turning into a nasty ...

ABC's David Wright Spins for Obama With Lefty Health Care 'Fact Check'

On Tuesday's World News, for the second day in a row, ABC delivered a "fact check" on the health care bill, offering up perspectives sympathetic to the sweeping legislation. Confusing opinions for ...

CNN Lets White House 'Fact Check' Anti-Obama Claims, But Gets It Wrong

CNN's Rick Sanchez on Tuesday asked Obama spokesperson (and former ABC and CBS reporter) Linda Douglass to reject as a "falsity" that the health care "public option" would include payments for ...

ABC News Veteran: Most Journalists See Themselves as 'Right Down the Middle'

Time magazine's Mark Halperin, formerly the political director at ABC News, announced on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday that he believed that most reporters operated under the belief that they are ...

CBS Early Show Again Fears Rise in 'Right-Wing Extremists'

On Wednesday, the CBS Early Show once again feared a rise in right-wing extremism as co-host Russ Mitchell cited a report from the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center: "A report out this morning ...

Matthews Charges Town Hall Protestors 'Upset Because We Have a Black President'

Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, painted town hall protestors as racist as he charged, "I think some of the people are upset because we have a black president."

Hypocrisy Flashback: Media Liberals Saluted Anti-Bush Dissent

With the Obama administration and their friends in the media denouncing the sometimes loud dissent that liberals are facing in town hall meetings on health care, it's worth recalling how some of ...

ABC's Kate Snow Shifts Course; Notes GOP Opposition in Story on End-of-life Care

ABC's Kate Snow, who early on Monday couldn't find time to show any Republican opposition to a controversial provision in the health care plan, reversed course on World News and briefly ...

Lauer Warns Robert Gibbs: Obama Town Hall Could Be 'Super Bowl for Shouters'

NBC's Matt Lauer, on Tuesday's Today show, invited on Robert Gibbs to preview Barack Obama's town hall meeting on health care and warned the White House press secretary that it could be a "Super ...

NBC Slams Limbaugh, Not Pelosi, As Example of 'Extreme' Rhetoric

On Sunday's Meet the Press, New York Times columnist David Brooks slammed Rush Limbaugh as "insane" for comparing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Adolf Hitler, but NBC never let viewers know that ...
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