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MSNBC Fawns Over Liberal Author Who Pines for the '70s With 'Real Nostalgia,' Denounces Reagan

MSNBC's Cycle hosts on Thursday brought on liberal author Rick Perlstein to pine for the greatness that was the 1970s. Perlstein appeared to promote his new book on the '70s and the transition ...
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Networks Refuse to Cover Christian Cities in Iraq Falling to ISIS; CNN’s Cuomo Calls Story 'Largely Underreported'

On Thursday, the al Qaeda spinoff group the Islamic State seized numerous towns in northern Iraq that are home to much of the country’s minority Christian population, sending tens of thousands of ...
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'The View' to Move Even Further Left? Rachel Maddow's Producer to Take Over

Could the liberal-leaning ladies of The View be pushed even further left? It could happen as MSNBC’s vice president of prime-time programming and producer of The Rachel Maddow Show has been picked ...
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Actor Rob Lowe Slams Obama: 'Waiting to Hear POTUS Explain the Disaster the World Has Become'

On Wednesday, actor Rob Lowe took to Twitter to criticize Barack Obama’s failed foreign policies. Waiting for the President to deliver a speech at the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, the irritated ...
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'Today' Hosts Object to Restaurant Charging Extra Fee After Minimum Wage Hike

On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie noted a restaurant in Minnesota that found "a unique way to offset the added expense" of the state hiking its minimum wage: "The Oasis Café is ...
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CBS Ignores Obama News Conference, Promotes Michelle Obama Dancing Instead

On Thursday, August 7, CBS This Morning’s coverage of President Obama’s Africa Summit consisted of a glowing puff piece on how being First Lady was like being in a sorority. Rather than ...
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ABC Yawns as Jon Karl Grills Obama: Are You an 'Imperial President?'

ABC journalist Jon Karl dared to push Barack Obama on his use of executive power, demanding to know if the commander-in-chief is an "imperial president." But Karl's own network ignored the ...
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NBC Highlights College Student Fighting for Right to Carry Gun on Campus

In a surprisingly favorable gun rights story on Thursday's NBC Today, correspondent and weekend Today host Erica Hill profiled Dartmouth College student Taylor Woolrich "in Washington D.C. ...
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CBS’s Bojorquez to Volunteer Police Officer in South Texas Helping to Stop Illegal Immigration: ‘You’re Taking a Big Risk’

On Wednesday night’s CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CBS News correspondent Manuel Borjorquez reported along the U.S. and Mexico border in Texas where one county’s police force includes help ...
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'Nightly News' Teases 'Tonight Show' Appearance; Still Ignores NBC Poll Showing Obama Approval in the Tank

For the second consecutive night, Wednesday night’s NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams continued its refusal to cover the findings in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll in which ...
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