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ABC: Obama Critics 'Driven By Refusal to Accept Black President'; NBC Trumpets Carter's Racism Charges

Tuesday night ABC and NBC joined efforts to undermine the tea parties by smearing them as racists. ABC framed a story around "Obama supporters are now saying" the opposition to him is "driven, in ...

Matthews: Was Joe Wilson Outburst 'A Race Thing?'

Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, insinuated racism may have been behind Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst against President Obama, at last week's health care speech, as he repeatedly asked his ...

CBS's Nancy Giles: Joe Wilson Like A 'Drunk At Open Mic Night'

Appearing on CBS's Sunday Morning, commentator Nancy Giles shared her thoughts on Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst: "Some sign waving and you probably heard about it, heckling. At a joint session ...

ABC's Sam Champion Again Touts Book of Toilet Paper-shunning Environmentalist

Weatherman/global warming alarmist Sam Champion on Tuesday again promoted the cause of toilet paper-avoiding environmentalist Colin Beavan. In his brief "Just One Thing" segment, Champion touted ...

Diane Sawyer's Surprisingly Tough Interview With Geithner: Hits Massive Spending, Tax Increases

Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer on Tuesday conducted a surprisingly tough interview with Tim Geithner, grilling the Treasury Secretary on tax increases, spending and highlighting the ...

CNN's Situation Room Charges: 'Racial Tinge to Tea Movement'

CNN's efforts to smear Obama critics as racist gained visibility on Monday's Situation Room when the usually more sensible Wolf Blitzer, with "RACIAL TINGE TO TEA MOVEMENT" as the on-screen ...

Chris Matthews Show: 'Boss Rush Limbaugh' Stoking Racist Anti-Obama 'Venom'

NBC's Norah O'Donnell, guest hosting for Chris Matthews over the weekend, repeatedly questioned her Chris Matthews Show panelists why there was "So much hate," and "venom," directed at Barack ...

CNN Zeroes-In on 'Dark Undercurrent' of Tea Parties

CNN's Jim Spellman did his best to paint the participants of the Tea Party Express's rallies across the nation as a bunch of extremists on Saturday's Newsroom. Spellman played clips which ...

ABC's Bill Weir Frets Over 9/12 Rally Rage and 'Anger;' Worries About Lost 'Civility'

Over the weekend, ABC provided hyperbolic reporting on the 9/12 protest in Washington D.C. Good Morning America co-host Bill Weir opened the program on Saturday by fretting, "This morning, ...

Massive Conservative D.C. Protest Buried and Dismissed, But Smaller Liberal Rallies Hailed by NY Times

A conservative protest at the Capitol numbering in the tens of thousands was worth an unfavorable story on page 37 of Sunday's New York Times while a much smaller Obama rally got better placement, ...
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