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CBS Highlights Liberal Justice's 'Impassioned Dissent' on Affirmative Action

The journalists at CBS This Morning, Wednesday, highlighted the "impassioned dissent" of liberal Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on affirmative action. All three networks covered the 6-2 ...
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NBC's Today: Caroline Kennedy 'More Dignitary Than Diplomat'

President Obama began a week-long trip of Asia on Wednesday with a stop in Japan, and NBC's Today dutifully heaped praise on the trip and the American Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. On ...
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MSNBC's Joy Reid Compares Affirmative Action Bans to Jim Crow

On Tuesday's Hardball, fill-in host Joy Reid compared the Supreme Court upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action to upholding white supremacy. "If this court has a central narrative, it ...
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NBC and ABC Feature Same Teenage Activist Supporting Affirmative Action; Omit Activist Label

Reporting on Tuesday's Supreme Court decision that enabled states' voters to ban affirmative action, the NBC and ABC evening newscasts featured a soundbite from the same teenage activist who ...
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NYT Executive Editor Denies Liberal Bias; Paper Has 'Very Cosmopolitan, Inclusive Outlook'

Jill Abramson of the New York Times denied that her newspaper has a liberal bias during a Mondays with Marlo interview with actress Marlo Thomas posted on the Huffington Post site. Abramson ...
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Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment

New on April 21: Baby bias: 5-to-1, media coos over Chelsea Clinton’s baby vs. Jenna Bush’s. 
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44 People Shot in Rahm Emanuel's Bloody Chicago; CBS Ignores

Forty four people were shot over the weekend in a bloody epidemic sweeping Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. Yet, CBS has, thus far, ignored the ignored the crime wave. In contrast, ABC's Good Morning ...
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TV Hosts Ignore Claire Shipman’s Marriage to Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney 75% of the Time

For the past seven days, ABC’s Claire Shipman has been touring the network and cable news networks to promote her new book that she co-wrote with Katty Kay entitled “The Confidence Code: The ...
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No Bad News for Michelle: Nets Skip Protest Over First Lady's High School Graduation Speech

ABC, NBC and CBS routinely offer fawning coverage over Michelle Obama and her role as First Lady. However, a growing protest related to a planned gradation speech in Kansas has been ignored by the ...
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CBS This Morning Gushes Over Elizabeth Warren, Presses Her to Run for President

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is often talked about as the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. As such, the hosts of CBS This Morning used ...
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