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'V' Sci-Fi Star Compares Journalist-Mouthpiece for Evil Aliens to Anderson Cooper

Scott Wolf, the star of a new show about evil aliens who use superficial journalists to take over the planet, appeared on Monday's Good Morning America and compared his "morally compromised" ...

NYT: 'Angry,' 'Fiercely Conservative' Obama-Care Protesters Just Parroting Fox News

Reporter David Herszenhorn posted early Thursday afternoon on the paper's health care blog from an anti-Obama-care rally taking place on Capitol Hill. His unsympathetic description of the protest, ...

MRC Video Treat: Ronald Reagan Celebrates Fall of Berlin Wall

Just a few hours after word that the Berlin Wall would be opened, ABC's PrimeTime Live hosted former President Ronald Reagan to celebrate what would turn out to be the death blow against communism ...

After Failing in Quest to Defeat Republican Governor, Wash Post Begins Lobbying Him for Tax Increases

During the 2009 Virginia gubernatorial election, the Washington Post waged a relentless campaign to defeat Republican Bob McDonnell. Starting on Wednesday, after the GOP nominee received almost 59 ...

Schieffer Absolves Obama, Throws Losing Dems Under Bus: Just Bad Candidates

CBS's Bob Schieffer on Wednesday night offered the hindsight that everyone knew the Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey would lose, they did lose and so the losses mean ...

NYT's Adam Nagourney Encapsulates Liberal Conventional Wisdom on Election 2009

The New York Times' Election Day 2009 coverage emphasized three liberal themes: The Republicans won by appearing moderate, the congressional race in upstate New York revealed deep divisions within ...

In Virginia, 14 Out of 26 Candidates Endorsed by WaPo Lose

How much is a Washington Post endorsement worth? Not a lot, apparently. The Post endorsed 26 candidates in Virginia's November 4 elections. Only 12 of them won. The liberal newspaper's picks for ...

Broadcast TV Morning Shows Offered 64 Words on Maine Gay Vote

Maine's successful referendum to repeal a newly-imposed "same-sex marriage" law would have been a huge national story if the gay left had won. But since they narrowly lost, the broadcast network ...

ABC's Stephanopoulos Spins NY 23 as a 'Big Loss' for Sarah Palin, Hits GOP 'Civil War'

Former Democratic aide turned journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared on Wednesday's Good Morning America to spin the loss of a Conservative Party congressional candidate in New York as a "big ...

Fox News Misreported Robert Gibbs Press Gaggle Comments

At 10:15AM ET during America's Newsroom on Fox News Channel, co-host Martha MacCallum reported that in a gaggle with reporters Wednesday morning White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed ...
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