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Krauthammer: Press 'Stupor' on Obama 'Lifting Slightly'; Hume: Reporters Were Tired of Criticism

Columnist Charles Krauthammer noted on FNC's Special Report that while "there wasn't exactly aggressiveness on the part of the press" during the afternoon presidential press conference, "it looked ...

CNN's Campbell Brown: 'Why Not Be Open to Trying' ObamaCare?

CNN's Campbell Brown used a proponent's own talking point about Obama's health plan as she pressed a doctor over his skepticism of the project during her Monday program: "There's plenty of ...

CBS's Schieffer: Media Bias 'Irrelevant,' Can Get News 'Anyway You Want It'

Appearing on C-SPAN's Washington Journal Tuesday, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer dismissed the notion of liberal media bias: "...there is so much media out there now that the idea of bias ...

ABC Gushes Over Gardening Gusto of Michelle Obama; Hit Laura Bush on Bombs

ABC's Robin Roberts conducted two fawning interviews with Michelle Obama on Tuesday and repeatedly reminded viewers that the First Lady would be tending to the White House garden as soon as the ...

ABC's Jake Tapper Hits Obama for Specifics on Health Care Plan

During Tuesday's White House press conference, ABC News' Jake Tapper sparred with Barack Obama over the details of the President's universal health care plan, bluntly observing, "...If the ...

Matthews Mocks GOP Candidate for Upholding 2nd Amendment Principles

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, mocked Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio for pondering, on his Twitter page, that the "situation in Iran would be a little different if they had a 2nd ...

CBS's Smith Jokes About Media Bias; Asks Obama About Dog, Golf Game

In the final portion of his interview with President Obama aired on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, Harry Smith mocked the idea of media bias: "People in the mainstream media have been accused of being ...

CBS's Smith to 'Father-in-Chief' Obama: 'Where Did You Learn to Love?'

In an interview with President Obama geared to Father's Day, CBS's Harry Smith asked the "father-in-chief" about growing up without his own father: "In this fatherless world, where did you learn ...

ABC's Sawyer Swears Health Care Special 'Not an Infomercial'; Touts Network Fairness

Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer popped up on Sunday's Reliable Sources and swore that ABC's much-scrutinized health care special with President Obama "won't be an infomercial." She also ...

NY Times and WashPost Paint Spies for Cuba as Endearing Elderly Couple

"She fell for his worldly sophistication" while he "admired her work helping ordinary people," gushed a front page Friday NY Times story on Gwendolyn and Kendall Myers, charged with spying for ...
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