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Kevorkian's Attorney on MSNBC: He Will Be Remembered as a 'True Hero' and 'Martyr'

As news broke of Dr. Jack's Kevorkian death on Friday, MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing invited on defense attorney and friend Geoffrey Fieger to praise the convicted criminal known as 'Dr. Death': "Dr. ...

No Longer Fit to Print: Abramson's Religious Worship of the Times

Incoming Executive Editor Jill Abramson's described her life-long religious love for the Times to a reporter for the paper: "In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion. If The ...

NBC: Stimulus Started Economic 'Healing,' Auto Bailout Was a 'Gutsy Call' by Obama

An otherwise straightforward report on bad economic news on Friday's NBC Today cited economist Diane Swonk, who argued government stimulus prevented things from getting worse: "We basically had a ...

Keller Snipes at Fox and 'Mumbling' Murdoch, Hypocritically Ducks 'Baseball Bat' Offer

Bill Keller may be resigning from the top job at the Times, but his hostility for Rupert Murdoch and Fox News remains: "There are commentators on Fox News who, if they didn't have The New York ...

CNBC's Santelli Right, 'Experts' Wrong; Unemployment Spikes to 9.1%

Disappointing May jobs report shows only 54,000 jobs added, despite media claims that prosperity just around the corner.

Times Initially Omits John Edwards' Party ID After Indictment; Quick to Label Troubled GOP

Katharine Seelye's initial online report on the indictment on campaign finance violations of John Edwards, the former senator and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate left out one crucial word: ...

CBS Complains Obama 'Saddled' By 'Stubbornly Sluggish Economy'

On Friday's Early Show, before the new 9.1% unemployment figure came out, CBS's Dean Reynolds bewailed how President Obama is being "saddled" by the "stubbornly sluggish economy." Reynolds played ...

Meet the NY Times' New Liberal Boss, Jill Abramson, Champion of Anita Hill

Jill Abramson, who will become New York Times executive editor in September, still holds a grudge over how Anita Hill was treated during the Thomas hearings (and wrote "Strange Justice," a ...

Bill Keller Resigns as NYT Editor, Reporter Hails His 'Great Journalistic Distinction' Really?

In the wake of Bill Keller's surprise resignation as editor of the New York Times, a reporter there hails Keller's "eight years of great journalistic distinction." Times Watch begs to differ (see ...

Chris Matthews: Not Since Abraham Lincoln Has Someone 'Caused' Strife Like Sarah Palin

According to Chris Matthews, Sarah Palin is the most divisive figure since Abraham Lincoln "caused" the Civil War. In an odd historical analogy, the Hardball host marveled at Palin's bus tour: ...