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CBS Puffs Pot as an Empowerment Tool for Women: 'Breaking the Grass Ceiling'

CBS This Morning on Tuesday continued its role as the biggest cheerleader of legalized marijuana. Reporter Barry Petersen hailed the role of women in Colorado's expanding pot industry. A network ...
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CBS Holds Obama Accountable for Iraq Chaos, NBC and ABC Avoid

While all three network morning shows covered the ongoing terrorist invasion of Iraq on Tuesday, only CBS This Morning made the connection between President Obama's foreign policy and the ...
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NBC’s Brian Williams Contradicts Own Reporters on Iraq, Claims U.S. ‘May Have To Work With Iran’

On Monday, June 16, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams did his best to not only spin the recent surge in violence throughout Iraq as being George W. Bush’s fault but managed to completely ...
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ABC, NBC Continue to Ignore IRS Claim That It Lost Two Years of Lois Lerner Emails

Last Friday, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it had lost approximately two years of emails from former employee Lois Lerner. Despite the damning new revelations in the IRS ...
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Actor Who Plays POTUS on Fox’s ‘24’ Touts He’s ‘a Big Fan’ of ‘Smart’ Obama

William Devane, who plays “President James Heller” on Fox’s prime time 24: Live Another Day, told USA Today that “obviously I’m a big fan of Obama, as a guy who’s smart and articulate” and, in ...
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Watergate-Obsessed Journalists Mourn the Loss of 'World's Most Famous Parking Garage'

The journalists at ABC and NBC on Monday couldn't manage to cover the revelation that the IRS lost two years- worth of Lois Lerner's e-mails. Yet, reporters on all three networks mourned the loss ...
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Criminology Professor to CNN's Tapper: Mass Shootings Aren't an 'Epidemic'

On Thursday's The Lead on CNN, James Allen Fox used actual crime data to splash cold water on a liberal talking point claiming that mass shootings on the rise: "It's a horrific event when four, ...
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Only CBS Covers IRS Losing Two Years of Lois Lerner Emails

On Monday, only CBS This Morning reported Friday's stunning revelation that the IRS somehow lost two years worth of emails from Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the agency scandal in ...
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Jane Pauley, Who Campaigned for Obama, Pleads for Hillary to Become First Woman President

Jane Pauley, who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 as she declared “I want to see the cool, steady hand of Barack Obama on that Bible on Inauguration Day,” on CBS’s Sunday Morning pleaded ...
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CBS Host Bob Schieffer Frets: How Does GOP Prevent Another Goldwater ‘Historic Landslide’ in 2016?

During a Face the Nation interview with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Bob Schieffer attempted to portray the GOP as being in a state of disarray and proceeded to compare them to the 1964 Republican ...
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