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Williams Gets Cute Over 'Beer Summit' at the White House

Extending the auspices of NBC News to provide some damage control help to President Obama's damage control-inspired meeting at the White House, Brian Williams announced: "Professor Gates reported ...

NY Times 'Ethicist' Wants Henry Louis Gates to Sue the Police

Randy Cohen loves lawsuits: "We Americans are often mocked for being overly litigious, but we are not nearly litigious enough." New York Times "Ethicist" columnist Randy Cohen jumped in to the ...

Bill Maher Pushes For ObamaCare; Bashes 'Stupid' U.S.

HBO's Bill Maher, after being asked during a segment on Monday's Situation Room on CNN to explain his recent "soulless vampire bastards" moniker of the current health care system, pushed for ...

Bill Moyers Indicts Limbaugh, Others for 'Inciting Riots in the Public Mind'

PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers unleashed his anger at Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts on Friday night's Bill Moyers Journal, suggesting they "scream like martyrs being ...

As Palin Exits, ABC Slams 'Madcap' Gov; Knocks 'This Real-life Northern Exposure'

ABC's Nightline on Monday didn't allow Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska to pass without airing yet another dismissive segment, reminiscing about the "madcap" politician. Co-anchor ...

Nets Advance Taxing Big Soda to Pay for ObamaCare

ABC and CBS on Monday night couldn't resist interjecting a plug for imposing a tax on soda to bring in revenue to pay for ObamaCare. ABC's Sharyn Alfonsi asserted "health officials seem to like ...

NY Times Bashes Birthers and Blames Limbaugh, But Gave 9-11 Truthers Respect

Anti-Bush 9-11 "Truthers" get a fair hearing from the NY Times, but anti-Obama "Birthers" are harshly criticized, and Rush Limbaugh is to blame. Brian Stelter's Saturday story questioned those ...

ABC Devotes Yet Another Segment to Graceful, 'Idealistic' JFK Jr.

Eleven days after mourning the tenth anniversary of the death of "the prince of Camelot," John F. Kennedy Jr., Monday's Good Morning America took yet another look back at the "grace" and ...

ABC Champions 'Liberal Lion' as Inspiration for Obama Heath Care Takeover

Sunday's World News devoted a full story to Ted Kennedy's cause as Dan Harris' tease framed Kennedy's big government agenda in the most-benign light: "In the game. An ailing Ted Kennedy, now ...

Time Mag's Between Paragraph Anti-Bush and Cheney Potshot Links

Time magazine's online staff certainly undermined any notion of impartiality in how they littered the posted version of this week's cover story, "Inside Bush and Cheney's Final Days," with the ...
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