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Obama Administration Escapes Blame for H1N1 Flu Vaccine Shortage and Delay

Coverage Monday night made no mention of Obama or his administration in identifying a culprit for the flu vaccine shortage, as journalists instead cited "federal officials" and "the government."

NY Times's Frank Rich Finds Anti-Bush Argument in Balloon Boy Saga

New York Times columnist Frank Rich: "The Colorado balloon may have led to the rerouting of flights and the wasteful deployment of law enforcement resources. But at least it didn't lead the ...

Liberal Pedigree Smooths Quick Rise in Washington Press Corps

From liberal Democrat Howard Dean to top editor of the magazine which proclaims it has "The Website Washington Lives By." The "preppy-looking 28-year-old" Garrett Graff "has eased his way up the ...

Newsweek Gets Flood of Anti-Biden Letters, Publishes None of Them

It's bad enough that the new design of Newsweek came with blatant cover-story campaigning for Joe Biden. Then in the next edition, when it was time for Letters to the Editor, Newsweek reported ...

CBS's Schieffer Hails First Lady Frolic on White House Lawn

Showing that the media sees every act by the Obamas as an historic achievement, at the end of Sunday's Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer was amazed by the romping of First Lady Michelle Obama: ...

Kurtz Points Out: Two Democrats Vie for GMA Slot

In the midst of all the elite upset over FNC's supposedly over-the-top opposition to President Obama, Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz pointed out that the apparent two finalists to ...

CBS's Dickerson: Cheney A 'Boogie Man;' 'Gift' for White House

On Sunday's CBS Evening News, political analyst John Dickerson brushed aside criticism from former Vice President Dick Cheney that the Obama administration was "dithering" on Afghanistan: "...it ...

'Independent Newspaper' Wash Post Endorses Democrats in 22 of 26 VA Races

The Washington Post, which touts the motto "An independent newspaper," endorsed Democratic candidates in 22 of 26 races for the November 3 elections in Virginia. In addition to supporting the ...

Totenberg: Bush White House 'More Like the Mob' in Freezing Out Media Outlets

Discussing the Obama White House's quest to discredit FNC, NPR's Nina Totenberg recalled how, in contrast, the Bush White House "just cut people dead, it froze them out, you know it froze whole ...

CBS Takes Up White House Quest to 'De-Legitimize' Fox News, 'Irony' FNC Enabled Attack

"They report and the White House decides it's not fair. The President's feud with the Fox News Channel," Katie Couric teased at the top of Friday's CBS Evening News in the first broadcast network ...
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