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60 Minutes Chief: Dan Rather's Work 'Not Even Close to the Standards We Expect'

Sunday's Los Angeles Times had an update on Dan Rather's continuing lawsuit against CBS News over what Dan might call the "forged-memos-to-torpedo-Bush's-re-election-in-2004 scandal." Rather ...

ABC Concedes ObamaCare Could Include Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

During Thursday's World News with Charles Gibson, ABC's Kate Snow held open the possibility that some ObamaCare opponents are correct in their belief that universal health care will include ...

Worried Lauer Pushes Howard Dean from the Left on Health Care Reform

NBC's Matt Lauer opened Monday's Today show worrying about the possible loss of a public option in Barack Obama's health care reform as he teased viewers at the start of the show: "Reining it in. ...

Only CBS Sees Democrats 'Orchestrating' Pro-Obama Town Hall in Montana

All three broadcast evening newscasts covered President Obama's health care town hall, but only the CBS Evening News told viewers how Democrats in Montana had "orchestrated" a friendly environment ...

MSNBC Uses William F. Buckley to Bash Health Care Reform Opponents

On MSNBC Friday, anchor John Harwood spoke with New York Times Week in Review editor Sam Tanenhaus about the health care debate: "...you know an awful lot about the patron saint of modern ...

Nets Compare America to 3rd World, Shocked Many Come for Free Health Care

All three broadcast networks seized on a charity's offer of free medical care in Los Angeles, arguing the arrival of many patients as a sign of how many Americans need "free health care," and even ...

ABC Links Health Care Town Hall Protesters to Hate Groups

ABC News correspondent Brian Ross tried to connect the health care town hall protesters to hate groups on Friday's GMA. Ross cited the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose left-wing political ...

Couric Touts How Free Health Clinic Shows 'Reform Is Desperately Needed'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric used a free clinic in Inglewood, California to push for health care reform: "Tonight in the battle over health care, they are on the ...

Kudos to CNN: Sanchez Presses Jackson-Lee on Bizarre 'Doctored' Video Claim

On Thursday's Newsroom, CNN's Rick Sanchez pressed Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee about how, as a constituent was asking her a question at a health care town hall meeting, Jackson-Lee made a call on her ...

CBSNews.com's Birthday Gift to Fidel: A Story Devoid of Castro Critics

"As Castro Turns 83, Cuba Caught Between Past, Future," announces an August 13 headline for the CBSNews.com World Watch blog. The 10-paragraph entry by Havana-based news producer Portia Siegelbaum ...
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