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CBS Continues to Ignore Emails of Racist Jokes by Sony Pictures Execs About Obama

On Thursday night, CBS continued to make no mention of the news that the hacking attack on Sony Pictures has revealed emails between co-chairwoman Amy Pascal and film producer Scott Rudin mocking ...
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ABC, NBC Yawn at Crackdown on Hong Kong Democracy Protests; CBS Offers 20 Seconds

CBS This Morning was the sole Big Three morning newscast on Thursday to report that the police in Hong Kong cleared out the main camp of pro-democracy protestors in the former British colony. ...
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ABC, NBC Skip Poll Finding Massive Support for the Second Amendment

In January of 2013, in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting, the networks aggressively pushed gun control and compared the struggle for new restrictions to the battle against the ...
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NBC's Mitchell Uses Presser to Recite 'Torture' Tactics to CIA Chief

During a Thursday press conference, NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell seized the opportunity to lecture CIA Director John Brennan as she rattled over the "torture" techniques ...
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Carol Costello: Campus Rape Issue Takes 'Ugly Turn' With Lena Dunham Critics

Carol Costello, who got a kick out of the assault on Bristol Palin, lamented on Thursday's CNN Newsroom that "the national conversation surrounding sexual assault on campus has taken kind of ...
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NBC’s Kristen Welker Berates Congressman Peter King Over ‘Torture Report’

Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent, served as fill-in host on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports Thursday afternoon and took the opportunity to badger Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.) ...
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MSNBC Reporter to Rick Perry: 'Are You Smart Enough' to Be President?

In a Tuesday interview with Texas governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Rick Perry aired on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday, political reporter Kasie Hunt questioned the Republican's ...
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CBS and NBC Skip Liberal Hollywood's Race Jokes About Obama

CBS and NBC on Wednesday and Thursday ignored the revelation that a hacking attack has exposed liberal Hollywood executives making racial jokes about Barack Obama. Only ABC's Good Morning ...
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Networks Yawn at Second Benghazi Hearing; Find Time for Royal Twins in Monaco, Slovakian Lake Instead

The House Select Committee on Benghazi that is looking into the 2012 terror attacks in Libya held another hearing on Wednesday and focused on the lack of sufficient security that was in place in ...
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NBC and ABC Tout Democrats' 'Anger' at Budget Bill; Omit GOP Complaints

The Wednesday editions of NBC Nightly News and ABC's World News Tonight both spotlighted many Democratic lawmakers' objections to portions of a proposed budget compromise in Congress. However, ...
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