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Networks Promote Wage Hikes, Ignore Critics in 89 Percent of Stories

Even when broadcasts mention opposition, they undermine it.
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Networks Echo White House Spin That ObamaCare Won't Cut Jobs

On Tuesday evening, the networks played to the White House spin that ObamaCare won't cut jobs since those expected to move out of full-time work would do so voluntarily. "We got a report today ...
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Let's Not Forget that Barack Obama Is Extraordinary

As President Obama's poll ratings plunge and his health care law unravels, NBC's Brian Williams approvingly cites a passage in The New Yorker to "remind us" that this is a President who "won two ...
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Networks Boost Obama's Push for Minimum Wage Increase, Ignore GOP Opposition

The networks played right into President Obama's hand Wednesday evening as they touted his push for a minimum wage increase while giving barely any voice to his Republican opposition. "[T]he ...
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All Three Networks Fret Over Obama Not Getting 'Credit' for 'Better' Economy

Minutes before the President began his State of the Union address Tuesday night, hosts on ABC, NBC, and CBS all worried that Obama was not getting the "credit" he deserved for how well the ...
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Irony: Multi-Millionaire Jon Stewart Mocks Wealthy Businessmen Discussing Income Inequality

On Thursday's Daily Show, comedian Jon Stewart – who is worth an estimated $80 million – mocked the irony of wealthy business leaders discussing income inequality at the recent World Economic ...
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Colbert Boosts Striking Fast Food Workers Who Want $15 an Hour; Mocks Their Opponents

Striking fast food workers want $15 an hour and Comedy Central is all too happy to help boost their cause. Stephen Colbert performed his usual shtick of the satirical conservative and gave a ...
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NBC Takes 'Wage Gap' Activism to White House, Brags of Obama's Support

NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver played both roles of journalist and activist on Tuesday's Nightly News, as she promoted her own report on closing the gender "wage gap" while touting ...
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MSNBC's Sharpton: GOP 'Tanking the Economy,' 'Exploiting the Bad Problems They Caused'

On Wednesday's PoliticsNation, MSNBC host Al Sharpton seemed to accuse Republicans of deliberately causing economic problems as "part of the plan" to attack President Obama during the midterm ...
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