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Public Trust in Media Accuracy and Fairness Plunges, Liberal v Conservative Bias Gap at 28 Points

"The public's assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades of Pew Research surveys," a new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and ...

60 Minutes Gives Obama Yet Another Platform, At Least Challenges Him a Bit

60 Minutes gave President Obama at least his fourth platform since his election, and while Steve Kroft framed the segment around how Obama "seemed confident that he had succeeded" in his ...

CNN's Lemon Praises Maher for Raising Anti-Obama Racism: 'Finally Someone's Talking About This'

Bill Maher is setting the news agenda for CNN. Literally. CNN anchor Don Lemon rued "town hallers yelling at lawmakers" and those "refusing to let kids hear the commander in chief. And on and on ...

CBS Skips Murder of Pro-Life Activist; ABC Sees 'Flip Side' to Killing of Abortionist Tiller

Despite having extensively covered in June the killing of abortionist George Tiller, Katie Couric's CBS Evening News on Friday skipped the killing of a pro-life activist. ABC's Chris Bury ...

Maher Charges Racism Fuels Disrespect of Obama, Sees 'Subliminal Racism' on Drudge

Friday night on HBO, Bill Maher tried to discredit critics of President Obama, including those concerned about his talk to school children, by smearing them as racists ' before he pointed to a ...

CBS Touts 12-Point Health Approval Jump for Obama; NBC: Wilson 'Continues to Reverberate'

President Obama's speech "to rescue health care reform" caused "a 12-point improvement from last week" so "52 percent now approve of the way he's handling health care," Katie Couric announced ...

O'Reilly to George Stephanopoulos: 'You're a Democrat; I'm an Independent'

Former Clinton operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos appeared on Thursday's O'Reilly Factor and received a declaration from Bill O'Reilly that, while obvious, probably wasn't very ...

ABC's Jake Tapper: Joe Wilson Seeks Limelight 'Like a Moth to a Flame'

For the second day in a row, ABC's Jake Tapper inserted a snarky, left-leaning attack into a report on Good Morning America. Highlighting Joe Wilson's "You Lie!" outburst during Barack Obama's ...

Network Echo Chamber: Appalled by Ugly 'Shout Heard 'Round the World'

Media minds think alike. ABC: "It was the shout heard 'round the world." CBS: "It was the shout heard 'round the world." NBC, slightly creative: "The outburst heard 'round the world" and the ...

On Hardball: Dems to Turn Joe Wilson into Sheehan-like 'Clownish Figure of Ridicule'

You know Cindy Sheehan's star has really fallen with the liberal media when the likes of Mike Barnicle, compare her to GOP Congressman Joe "You lie!" Wilson. On Thursday's Hardball, Barnicle, ...
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