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Tapper to Jay Carney: Be 'Frank' About Middle East; Carney Blames Bush on Iraq

On Wednesday's The Lead, CNN's Jake Tapper tried to pull former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney out of acting like an apologist for President Obama. Tapper turned to his guest, who had just ...
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NYT Reports Dismal Poll Stats for Obama; CBS Still Ignores

On Thursday morning, CBS continued to ignore key results of the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, which show President Obama’s approval rating at 40 percent and his foreign policy approval ...
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NFL-Obsessed Networks Skip Jihad Killing Within U.S.

What do the networks consider vital information for their viewers? ABC, NBC and CBS again on Thursday offered the latest about the "firestorm" engulfing the National Football League. Yet, these ...
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MSNBC: Joe Biden's Offensive Gaffes Make Him 'Real' and 'Authentic'

During a segment on Thursday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, fill-in host Kristen Welker noted Joe Biden making a string of gaffes – which included using an anti-Semitic slur – during a trip ...
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Unlike ABC News, ABC’s The View Acknowledges Obama’s Low Approval

On Thursday, September 18, a strange thing happened: ABC actually covered President Obama’s plummeting poll numbers. No, not ABC News, but the daytime ABC program The View which spent nearly four ...
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NBC Skips 'Stunning' New VA Scandal Report, ABC Offers 21 Seconds

A government report claiming that there was no conclusive proof that long wait times led to deaths at Veterans Affairs hospitals was altered. Yet, for the second day in a row, NBC ignored this ...
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CBS Lobs Softballs to Obama U.N. Ambassador, Avoids Foreign Policy Criticism

Starting off a gentle interview with United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power on Thursday's CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O'Donnell began to pitch what could have been a hardball question on the ...
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CBS Gushes Over 'Madam Secretary' Star, Asks If She Called Hillary for Pajama Party

CBS has a new drama called “Madam Secretary” where the main character, played by Tea Leoni, is a newly appointed Secretary of State and on Thursday, CBS This Morning did their best to swoon over ...
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Broadcast Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearing

The major broadcast networks on Wednesday refused to cover the first hearing held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi to begin assessing what happened in the 2012 attack that left U.S. ...
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CBS, NYT Ignore Own Poll Showing Obama Approval At 40%, Foreign Policy at Only 34%

On Wednesday, CBS and The New York Times made the point of omitting results from their own poll which show President Obama’s job approval at 40 percent and his approval on foreign policy at only ...
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