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Cronkite Pushed RFK to Run for President; Would've Accepted McGovern's VP Spot

Belying the image of Walter Cronkite as an journalist without any political motives, in 1967 he secretly "pleaded" with Senator Robert Kennedy to run as an anti-Vietnam war candidate for President ...

Krauthammer: 'Supine' Media Lulled Arrogant Obama into Race Muddle

President Obama's experience last year earning fawning press coverage as a "genius" on race relations lulled him into assuming "he can say anything on race and is so smart that he will be ...

Catty Katie Slams NYT's Errors, Forgets Own Colossal On-Air Goof

In her July 24 "Notebook" commentary, CBS anchor Katie Couric ridiculed the New York Times for "not one, not two, but seven errors" in their obituary for Walter Cronkite. But Couric came in for ...

Couric Pouts Over Gates Distraction: 'Just as He Was Pushing So Hard for Health Care Reform'

Katie Couric on Friday night trumpeted as "extraordinary" President Obama's appearance in the White House briefing room to address the "racial profiling" furor he inflamed - which CBS ran for a ...

Rush Limbaugh: 'The Press Has Met Their Waterloo and It's Obama'

Expounding on a formulation he's propounded this week on his radio show in pivoting off Senator Jim DeMint's prediction health care could become President Obama's "Waterloo," in an interview with ...

Nets Fail to ID Party of Pols Arrested in NJ; CNN Misleads Its Viewers

As usual, the network evening newscasts all failed to point out the party affiliation of the major New Jersey office-holders the FBI arrested Thursday for corruption. As AP pointed out, all but ...

Terry Moran's Big Scoop: Obama 'Prays All the Time'

Wrapping up a preview of his day with President Obama for Thursday's Nightline, ABC's Terry Moran informed World News anchor Charles Gibson: "I also took the opportunity at this juncture to ask ...

Stephanopoulos: ObamaCare 'Closer' After Presser; Gushes Obama 'Knows His Stuff'

Obama during Thursday's Good Morning America: "It's clear, listening to the President last night, that he knows his stuff. He knows health care policy." He also predicted that the passage of the ...

CBS's Smith to Daughter of Henry Gates: 'Was His Heart Broken?'

While interviewing the daughter of arrested Harvard Professor Henry Gates on Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith wondered: "Is there something in this that says, 'I'm not going to take ...

NBC's Snyderman: 'I Was Rooting for the President to Hit a Home Run'

NBC's medical correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, was "rooting" for President Barack Obama to do well in selling his health care takeover during his Wednesday night press conference: "As an ...
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