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CNN Uses Two Liberals to Bash Conservatives' 'Judicial Activist' Label

During a segment on Friday's American Morning, CNN correspondent Carol Costello used two liberal talking heads to cast doubt on the "judicial activist" label used by conservatives.

ABC Offers Skeptical Take on Obama's Stimulus Claims; CBS, NBC Uncritical

On Friday's Good Morning America, ABC's Jake Tapper provided a skeptical, challenging analysis of the Obama administration's claims about the economic stimulus bill. Tapper wondered: "How much of ...

CBS's Rodriguez: Catholic Church Too 'Stringent,' Should Be 'More Progressive'

While reporting on disgraced priest Alberto Cutie leaving the Catholic Church in the wake of a sex scandal, on Friday's CBS Early Show, Maggie Rodriguez asked Father Thomas Williams about the ...

Cloaked as 'Both Sides,' Nets Push 'Abortion Rights' Advocates' Concerns on Sotomayor

NBC and ABC on Thursday night framed stories around concerns of "abortion rights" advocates who want proof Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is on their side, but both cloaked their pieces ...

NBC's Lee Cowan Glows Over Obama Frosh Photos: 'Humble Beginnings!'

NBC's Lee Cowan, on Thursday's Today show, giddily highlighted new found photos taken of Barack Obama when he was a freshman at Occidental College and even cooed at a shot of him sitting on an old ...

CBS: Paint Roofs and Roads White to Stop Global Warming

On Thursday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Chris Wragge wondered: "Could painting your roof white be the best defense against global warming? Some very important people think so. So Early Show ...

NY Times: Sotomayor Has a 'Compelling Life Story,' But Clarence Thomas Didn't in 1991

Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Judge Clarence Thomas both had compelling life stories when they were nominated for the Supreme Court. But only Sotomayor's story has been celebrated that way by the New ...

CBS Decides Sotomayor No Liberal: 'Can't Be Easily Defined by Political Labels' (with video)

Bewildered where Obama's Supreme Court nominee stands. "Pundits usually label judges as either liberal or conservative, but that won't be easy with Judge Sotomayor," Katie Couric propounded before ...

On Hardball: Racist Rush Chasing Away Hispanics

After playing a clip of Rush Limbaugh charging Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with bigotry and racism, Chris Matthews, on Wednesday's Hardball, implied Limbaugh was the racist as he asked ...

Washington Post Displays Labeling Bias Over Recent Supreme Court Picks

The Washington Post front page for May 27 announces the Sonia Sotomayor nomination with this large headline: "First Latina Picked for Supreme Court; GOP Faces Delicate Task in Opposition." There's ...
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