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WashPost Writer Steers Daughter from Redskins Outfit for Teddy Bear Because of Team’s ‘Blatantly Racist Name'

Washington Post parenting writer Mari-Jane Williams took to the paper’s Thursday Local Living section to continue the paper’s advocating the name “Redskins” be stripped from the city’s NFL team ...
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Networks: Ferguson 'Relieved' By Eric Holder's Visit; 'A Step Towards Transparency'

Between Wednesday's evening newscasts and Thursday's morning shows, NBC, CBS, and ABC all praised Attorney General Eric Holder's visit to Ferguson, Missouri. On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, ...
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ABC and NBC Fail to Cite Hamas Official Admitting to Group’s Kidnapping and Murder of Israeli Teens in June

The morning news shows for the major broadcast networks came and went on Thursday and two of the three networks in ABC and NBC refused to mention a key revelation in the ongoing fighting between ...
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CBS Offers a Shockingly Positive Look at Women and Guns: A 'Great American Tradition'

CBS This Morning on Thursday offered something Americans rarely see on network television: A thoroughly positive look at guns and the affinity women have for shooting. Reporter Jan Crawford told ...
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Ed Schultz Examines Why Heartless Republicans 'Claim to be Christians' But Are 'Mean' to the Poor

Liberal MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz on Wednesday examined a viewer question as to why heartless Republicans "claim to be Christians" while, at the same time, being "mean" to the poor. The Ed Show host ...
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Networks Refuse to Mention Latest Fast and Furious Development

On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks ignored the latest news from the Fast and Furious scandal as a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over a list of ...
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O’Reilly Blasts Sharpton on Ferguson, a ‘Charlatan’ Who ‘Only Cares About His Own Self-Aggrandizement’

On Wednesday evening, Bill O’Reilly returned from his vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel (FNC) program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. In an eight-minute-long “Talking ...
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CBS Defends Michael Bloomberg from NRA, Claims They Are ‘Getting Personal’

On Wednesday, August 20, CBS This Morning promoted a new ad campaign by the National Rifle Association “going after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg” a major gun control ...
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'Today' Hosts Thrilled By Joe Biden's Birthday Wishes to Al Roker

After a long-running "bromance" between weatherman Al Roker and Vice President Joe Biden, the hosts of Wednesday's NBC Today arranged a surprise live appearance from Biden to wish Roker a ...
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Actor Russell Brand Bizarrely Proclaims: MSNBC is 'Extremely Conservative'

On Tuesday, former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur uttered some of the wackiest media analysis you’ll ever hear when, on his Youtube show, he declared: “In American media conservatives dominated almost ...
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