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Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Is a 'Brave,' 'Great Teacher'

On this weekend's Inside Washington, Newsweek's Evan Thomas lauded President Obama as a "brave," "great teacher" who "stands above everybody." These comments were only slightly less hyperbolic ...

CBS Offers Fawning Profile of Left-Wing Activist Norman Lear

On Sunday, CBS's Bill Whitaker praised the liberal activism of former TV producer Norman Lear: "But in 1980, the king turned his back on his TV empire. He grew alarmed as evangelical Christian ...

Time: Educational Obama = 'President from Sesame Street'

In a gooey article titled "Tickle Me Obama," Time magazine's Nancy Gibbs giddily associates educational programming and Barack Obama as very similar concepts: "It's not just his age and mastery of ...

Newsweek's Clift: 'I Heard Nothing But Rave Reviews' for Obama's Apology Speech

Newsweek's Eleanor Clift seemed flabbergasted on this weekend's McLaughlin Group as fellow panelists Pat Buchanan, Monica Crowley and Mort Zuckerman criticized President Obama's speech to Muslims. ...

ABC's Shipman: Sotomayor Is No 'Elite Liberal Judicial Philosopher'

On Sunday's This Week, ABC correspondent Claire Shipman claimed it would be "very hard"" for Republicans to label Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a liberal. That was too much even for ...

Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Is 'Sort of God'

Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama's Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above ' ...

NBC's Brokaw Suggests Israelis Acting Like Nazis vs. Palestinians

Talk about moral equivalency run amok. On Friday, NBC's Tom Brokaw asked President Obama two questions about his upcoming trip to Buchenwald, a Nazi death camp: First, what lessons does Obama ...

ABC's Cokie Roberts Agrees With Sotomayor: Women Are Better

ABC veteran Cokie Roberts agrees with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's assertion that a wise woman would come to a better conclusion than a man: "Of course, I would agree with her that ...

MSNBC Anchor Defends Network's Obsession With Rush Limbaugh

On Thursday, MSNBC's Tamron Hall attempted justify to her network's obsessive coverage of talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh: "We have a right to cover people who are speaking out...Many people listen ...

Nets Tout Obama's 'Historic' and 'Transformational' Speech in Cairo

Thursday's network evening newscasts gave positive reviews to President Obama's Cairo speech, with NBC the most glowingly positive. NBC quoted one observer who said she got "goose pimples," and ...
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