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CBS Highlights AARP Losing Members Over ObamaCare

On Monday's Evening News, CBS's Sharyl Attkisson filed a report highlighting the recent defections of thousands of AARP members to the more conservative American Seniors Association (ASA), because ...

Gibson Worries: 'Will Obama Go to the Mat for a Public Option?'

On Monday's World News, ABC's Charles Gibson channeled the worry of liberal activists over President Obama' seeming retreat on the big government "public option." Gibson fretted to White House ...

ABC Touts Insurance Industry 'Whistleblower,' Fails to Note Left-Wing Affiliation

ABC on Sunday ran a sympathetic piece on former insurance executive Wendell Potter's "personal journey from health industry insider to outsider." Good Morning America's Ron Claiborne trumpeted how ...

CBS Hails ObamaCare; Calls French Health Care 'Best in the World'

On CBS's Sunday Morning correspondent Martha Teichner touted President Obama's latest PR blitz to promote health care reform: "For the third time in five days, Barack Obama used the presidential ...

Sunday's Los Angeles Times had an update on Dan Rather's continuing lawsuit against CBS News over what Dan might call the "forged-memos-to-torpedo-Bush's-re-election-in-2004 scandal." Rather ...

60 Minutes Chief: Dan Rather's Work 'Not Even Close to the Standards We Expect'

Sunday's Los Angeles Times had an update on Dan Rather's continuing lawsuit against CBS News over what Dan might call the "forged-memos-to-torpedo-Bush's-re-election-in-2004 scandal." Rather ...

ABC Concedes ObamaCare Could Include Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

During Thursday's World News with Charles Gibson, ABC's Kate Snow held open the possibility that some ObamaCare opponents are correct in their belief that universal health care will include ...

Worried Lauer Pushes Howard Dean from the Left on Health Care Reform

NBC's Matt Lauer opened Monday's Today show worrying about the possible loss of a public option in Barack Obama's health care reform as he teased viewers at the start of the show: "Reining it in. ...

Only CBS Sees Democrats 'Orchestrating' Pro-Obama Town Hall in Montana

All three broadcast evening newscasts covered President Obama's health care town hall, but only the CBS Evening News told viewers how Democrats in Montana had "orchestrated" a friendly environment ...

MSNBC Uses William F. Buckley to Bash Health Care Reform Opponents

On MSNBC Friday, anchor John Harwood spoke with New York Times Week in Review editor Sam Tanenhaus about the health care debate: "...you know an awful lot about the patron saint of modern ...
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