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MSNBC's Ratigan Wonders If Americans Should 'Stop Whining'

Citing a Democratic congressman who recently proposed a no whining day, on Friday's Morning Meeting on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan asked: "...unemployment, health care, a couple of wars, Americans ...

CBS's Early Show Skips Grilling of Geithner and Calls for His Resignation

CBS's Early Show on Friday completely ignored the grilling Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner received on Capitol Hill on Thursday and the calls for his resignation by members of Congress. ABC's Good ...

NBC's Vieira and Gregory Write Off Obama Struggles as Merely 'Perception Problems'

At first glance it appeared that NBC's Meredith Vieira and David Gregory, on Friday's Today show, did a decent job of recounting all of the struggles the Obama administration is dealing with from ...

Flashback: Year Ago MSNBC Riveted by Palin's Turkey 'Carnage'

One year ago, Thursday, November 20 - like today, the Thursday one week before Thanksgiving - MSNBC ridiculously plastered "BREAKING NEWS" on-screen for video of Sarah Palin at a turkey farm just ...

Matthews Insults GOP Congresswoman as 'Replicant From Blade Runner'

Chris Matthews, on Thursday's Hardball, took GOP Congresswoman Virginia Foxx to task for claiming that Republicans "passed civil rights bills in the sixties" as he accused her of having a bad ...

CBS's Smith Sees No Left-Wing Agenda in NYC Terror Trials

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, after Rudy Giuliani suggested the Obama administration was trying to "satisfy left-wing critics" by trying 9/11 terrorists in civilian court, incredulous co-host ...

ABC's Robin Roberts Grills Govt Official: Was Breast Cancer Decision Rationing?

ABC's Robin Roberts on Thursday pressed a government official on rationing and a new recommendation that women under the age of 50 shouldn't get regular mammograms. Talking to one of report's ...

NBC's Todd and CBS's Reid Fret Over 'Stress' of Presidency on Obama

NBC's Chuck Todd and CBS's Chip Reid both concluded their interviews with President Obama conducted in Beijing by worrying about the "stress" of his job. "He laughed off the speculation about his ...

MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell Berates 'Emotional' Young Woman for Being a Sarah Palin Fan

MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell on Wednesday interrogated a young woman who supported Sarah Palin in 2008, demanding this new voter explain her reasons for admiring the ex-Alaska governor. "What is it ...

MSNBC's Nancy Snyderman Lobbies for Rationing, Justifies: 'You Ration What Food You Eat'

MSNBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman appeared on Wednesday's Morning Joe and justified reducing the number of women in their 40s who get mammograms. "No, it is rationing. Let's be clear," she admitted. ...
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