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Chris Matthews Warns GOP’s ‘Nasty’ and ‘Insidious’ Politics on Benghazi Could Backfire Like ‘Watergate’

MSNBC's Chris Matthews slammed Republican policies like voter ID laws and a special investigation of the Benghazi attacks as an "insidious plan" that could backfire like "Watergate." "Let me ...
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ABC Ignores House Voting for Special Investigation of Benghazi; CBS Focuses on Democratic Uproar

Soon after the House voted to create a special select committe to investigate the Benghazi attacks, ABC ignored the story on Thursday evening. NBC spent just 27 seconds on the development, and ...
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Networks Tout White House Report on Global Warming; Hype the Perils of Climate Change

The broadcast networks all took a climate change study released by the White House and ran with it on Tuesday evening, advancing the administration's narrative by hyping the threats of climate ...
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CBS Champions Elizabeth Warren's New Student Loan Bill; Ignores Plan to Raise Taxes

Tuesday's CBS Evening News ran a mushy feature on Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's liberal plan to let Americans refinance their student loans by hiking taxes on the wealthy. Anchor Scott ...
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Chris Matthews Accuses GOP of Using Benghazi as 'Voodoo Doll' Against Hillary Clinton

According to MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Republicans are using Benghazi like a "voodoo doll" against Hillary Clinton by establishing a select committee of Congress to investigate the attacks. On ...
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NBC, CBS Ignore Congressional Hearing on Benghazi; ABC Gives It Only 46 Seconds

On Thursday evening, ABC was the only broadcast network to cover the day's congressional hearing on the Benghazi attacks. Both CBS and NBC ignored the hearing. ABC only covered the story for ...
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GOP Finds Only 67% of ObamaCare Enrollees Paid First Premium; Networks Ignore

House Republicans determined that just two-thirds of ObamaCare enrollees paid their first month's premium in the federal marketplace, but the broadcast networks ignored their finding on ...
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Chris Matthews Thinks It's 'A Little Ridiculous' to Blame Obama Admin for Benghazi Security

MSNBC's Chris Matthews ranted on Thursday's Hardball that "it's a ridiculous" to hold the Obama administration culpable for the lack of security around the Benghazi compound during the ...
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ABC Ignores Own Poll Numbers Showing Obama's Lowest Approval Rating

Tuesday's World News ignored ABC's own poll showing President Obama's lowest approval rating of his presidency. ABC gave a scant 18 seconds to the numbers on Good Morning America earlier that day. ...
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E-Mails Link White House to False Benghazi Blame-YouTube Narrative; Networks Ignore

Newly-surfaced e-mails link the White House directly to false talking points that were disseminated days after the Benghazi attacks in September of 2012, but the broadcast networks ignored the ...
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ABC Reports GOP Congressman's Indictment, But Initially Ignored Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Charges Last Year

Both the ABC World News and the NBC Nightly News reported GOP Congressman Michael Grimm's federal charges of tax evasion on Monday evening, but when former Democratic Congressman Jesse ...
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Kerry Warns Israel Could Become an 'Apartheid State;' Networks Silent

Monday evening's broadcast network newscasts ignored Secretary of State John Kerry saying that Israel risks becoming an "apartheid state" if it doesn't adopt a two-state solution with ...
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Just Before Canonization, NBC Hypes John Paul II Critic Saying Many Felt 'Stomped On' During His Papacy

The Friday before the Catholic church would celebrate the canonization of two popes, NBC's Today hyped the "controversy" of the jubilant fans of Blessed John Paul II "drowning out dissent" ...
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NBC (Again) Talks About Caroline Kennedy Supporting a Hillary Presidential Run

Thursday's NBC Nightly News decided it was newsworthy to air a Democrat's tentative support for a hypothetical Hillary Clinton presidential run. NBC's Chuck Todd pressed U.S. Ambassador to ...
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ABC Notes Sean Hannity's Support of Cliven Bundy, But Ignores His Condemnation of Bundy's Racism

For the first time on their weekday evening newscasts, the broadcast networks picked up Cliven Bundy's standoff with the federal government – but only after Bundy's racist comments went viral ...
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MSNBC's Joy Reid Compares Affirmative Action Bans to Jim Crow

On Tuesday's Hardball, fill-in host Joy Reid compared the Supreme Court upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action to upholding white supremacy. "If this court has a central narrative, it ...
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NBC and ABC Feature Same Teenage Activist Supporting Affirmative Action; Omit Activist Label

Reporting on Tuesday's Supreme Court decision that enabled states' voters to ban affirmative action, the NBC and ABC evening newscasts featured a soundbite from the same teenage activist who ...
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ABC Puffs Up Elizabeth Warren: 'On The Front Lines' of 'the Fight to Save the Middle Class'

Monday's edition of ABC's World News did liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren a huge favor by touting her "fight to save the middle class," with no label of her as "liberal" and no question of her ...
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Networks Ignore IRS Seeking Criminal Investigation of Tax-Exempt Groups; CNN Barely Reports

On Thursday morning's New Day, CNN reported the newest development in the IRS scandal that the broadcast networks ignored: the former IRS chief contacting the Justice Department about criminal ...
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NBC Touts Bloomberg's New Gun Control Group After Lamenting Big Money Politics Two Weeks Ago

Wednesday's NBC Nightly News featured an overwhelmingly positive profile of Michael Bloomberg's new gun control advocacy group. Almost the entire story featured quotes from Bloomberg and ...