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Easily Impressed TV Anchors Marvel At Obama's Fly Swat

The everyday act of swatting a bug happens countless times at picnics and ball games across the country, but when CNBC's cameras caught Barack Obama slapping a fly, the fawning liberal press ...

He's No Spitzer: ABC, CBS, NBC All Brand Ensign a 'Republican'

Wednesday's ABC, CBS and NBC morning shows made a point of labeling Nevada Senator John Ensign a "Republican" after he admitted an extramarital affair. NBC, which took days to admit New York's ...

CBS Airs 'Reality Check' on Obama's False Claim Health Plan 'Deficit Neutral'

Reality catches up with CBS News which on Tuesday night ran a "Reality Check" story on how a new CBO report shows President Obama's claim that his government-expansion health care plan won't hike ...

Bill Maher: Obama's 'Not Even a Liberal;' Blames Media For Lack of Left Wing

President Obama isn't nearly liberal enough for HBO's Bill Maher who on CNN repeated the focus of his rant on his show last Friday night. When Wolf Blitzer asked what he was most disappointed ...

Matthews: McCain Pushing Same 'Idiot Button' Palin Pushes

An outraged Chris Matthews scolded John McCain, on Tuesday's Hardball, for criticizing Obama's stance on Iran's elections as he exclaimed: "The difference between the President, who is being very ...

ABC Bashes U.S. Maternity Leave Policies: Again Links Them to Swaziland, Liberia

On Tuesday's Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer complained about America's maternity leave policies for women, and for the fourth time in slightly more than two years, the show connected them to ...

Obama Swatting Fly a 'Dirty Harry Make-My-Day Moment'

On MSNBC, John Harwood shared an intense moment with President Obama he had during a CNBC interview: "He had this fly that was persistently buzzing around him during the interview...he swatted his ...

Uighurs Tell FNC: Better Human Rights at Guantanamo Than in China

FNC's Catherine Herridge traveled to Bermuda to meet the four Chinese Muslim Uighurs released from Guantanamo Bay and she elicited from them that living in China is worse than life at Guantanamo. ...

ABC's Dr. Tim Johnson Glows Over Obama's 'Very Tender Moment' with AMA

President Barack Obama created "a very tender moment," as he addressed the American Medical Association, and "was right on target at reaching out to the heart of most physicians" ABC's Dr. Tim ...

Letterman Makes Full Apology for Joke About Palin's Daughter

"David Letterman is making a full-throated apology for his controversial joke about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter," TV Week reported a short while ago. "During a taping of tonight's [Monday ...
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