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Flashback: When Sawyer Anchored World News, She Got Giddy Over Obama Passing Out Cookies

When Diane Sawyer filled in as World News anchor in February, she admired a "scrapbook, if you will, of the President's journey on the road to the stimulus package." She effused: "I want to show ...

Wash Post Ratchets Up Attacks on Republican Bob McDonnell; Six Articles in Four Days

The Washington Post on Wednesday increased its frenzied attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, featuring two stories in the paper's Metro section, an op-ed and a cartoon. ...

ABC Uses California Fires to Tout Homeowner Who 'Would Gladly Pay More Taxes'

ABC's World News, which has twice in the past few months rued how it's too hard to raise taxes in California, on Tuesday night used one homeowner's appreciation, for the firefighters battling the ...

ABC Glamorizes German City With No Cars; Model for America?

On Saturday's Good Morning America, ABC touted a German city that has rid itself of all cars. Complimenting the citizens of Vauban, reporter Jim Sciutto cheered, "And residents don't mind one ...

On Anniversary of Katrina, ABC's Bill Weir Hits Bush for 'Tainted' Legacy Over Storm

On Sunday's "Good Morning America," weekend host Bill Weir highlighted the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and insisted that the storm "really tainted the Bush legacy." The GMA anchor ...

NBC Frets Over Filling Kennedy's 'Void,' Skips How He and Democrats Created It

With "Filling the VOID" as the on-screen heading, Monday's NBC Nightly News, without any consideration for how Massachusetts Democrats blocked the Governor's interim appointment power, fretted ...

Fox's Wallace Highlights NYT's Kennedy v Helms Obit Contrast

On the August 30 Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace seemed to pick up on Clay Waters' NewsBusters item, earlier posted at TimesWatch, pointing out the blatant double standard between the New York ...

Dan Rather to Headline $200-a-Person Fundraiser for Far-Left 'Nation' Magazine

Former CBS anchor Dan Rather will speak at a $200-a-person fundraising event for the hard-left Nation magazine in New York on September 23. The Nation's website advertises: "Meet Dan Rather, Jane ...

Chris' Crazy Comparisons: Palin Like Howard Stern and Bill Clinton is 'Voice of God'

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, threw out a couple of crazy comparisons as he likened the socially conservative Sarah Palin to shock jock Howard Stern and the rakish Bill Clinton to God.

ABC's Jonathan Karl: The Kennedys Are 'America's Family'

ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday hyperbolically declared that the Kennedys are "America's family." Reporting on the funeral of Ted Kennedy for Good Morning America, the reporter read a ...
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