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Chris Matthews Designates Obama as a Kennedy: 'Barack Is Now the Last Brother'

MSNBC host Chris Matthews appeared three times on Wednesday's Today show to lionize Sen. Ted Kennedy, and twice he promoted Barack Obama as the "last brother" of the Kennedy political dynasty. He ...

ABC's Terry Moran: 'Happy Warrior' Kennedy Brought 'Joy'; Ignores Nasty Bork Speech

ABC's Terry Moran on Wednesday spun Ted Kennedy's political career as one of a "happy warrior" who should be looked to for direction in "these bitter times." However, it's hard to square this ...

CBS Historian Douglas Brinkley: Ted Kennedy A 'Martyr' for ObamaCare

During the 2:00AM ET hour of CBS's Up to the Minute on Wednesday, shortly after news broke of Senator Ted Kenney's death, historian Douglas Brinkley exclaimed the Massachusetts Democrat was: ...

Review: Journalistic Admiration for and Championing of Senator Edward Kennedy

Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, who passed away late Tuesday night, had the news media as an ally and champion of his liberal causes. After the jump are a few examples, culled from the MRC's ...

FNC: Bush Volunteered for Vietnam, CBS's Mapes Knowingly Omitted from Story

On Tuesday, FNC's The O'Reilly Factor hosted FNC analyst Bernard Goldberg as the former CBS News correspondent highlighted a story recently posted on his Web site, BernardGoldberg.com, in which he ...

ABC and NBC Resist Vindicating Cheney, But Hayes Finds Proof EIT's 'Effective'

ABC's Brian Ross and NBC's Andrea Mitchell both balked at vindicating Dick Cheney on if "enhanced interrogation techniques" prevented attacks. "Nowhere...does the CIA ever draw a direct connection ...

MSNBC Cheerleads for 'Health Care Momentum Shift'; Could 'Tide' Be Turning?

MSNBC News Live hosts David Shuster and Tamron Hall on Tuesday embraced a contrarian notion that the tide is shifting in favor of liberal health care reform. Shuster tried to be optimistic: "...If ...

USA Today on Obama's Book List: 'Smart' Choices Display His 'Exquisite Taste'

USA Today reporter Richard Wolf's Tuesday news story on President Barack Obama's vacation book reading list flattered Obama for his "smart" and "exquisite" choice in the five books the White House ...

On NBC, PBS Star Faults Obama for Moderation, Denounces Town Hall 'Hate'

On Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC matched Joe Scarborough on the right with PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley on the left. Smiley declared President Obama was too moderate, and the town hall meetings ...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Pleads With McCain to Denounce Death Panel Claims

During an interview with John McCain on Sunday's This Week, George Stephanopoulos practically begged with the Arizona senator to repudiate "death panel" claims by former Governor Sarah Palin. ...
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