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CBS Reporter Files Puff Piece on Obama Using Letters that ‘Construct His Political Narrative’

Thursday’s edition of CBS This Morning featured the latest installment in the media’s love affair with President Barack Obama. CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante ...
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NY Times Runs Only 13 Stories on IRS In Last Six Months

The New York Times’ motto is “all the news that’s fit to print,” but in their eyes it seems as though the IRS scandal isn’t worth printing all that much. Research conducted by the Media Research ...
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CBS Maintains Blackout on Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama White House

Wednesday's CBS Evening News ignored House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its use of executive orders. The evening newscast ...
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Nets Cover Unanimous SCOTUS Ruling, Only CBS Notes Obama Admin Defended Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

On Wednesday, a unanimous Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, ruled that police may not search the contents of an arrested individual's cell phone without first ...
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ABC, CBS Skip Coverage of Boehner’s Obama Lawsuit; NBC Devotes Only 19 Seconds to Story

On Wednesday, NBC’s Today was the only broadcast network morning news show to give coverage to House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama. Today devoted 19 seconds to the story, ...
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Daily Beast's Avlon Slams Tea Party on CNN; Praises GOP Establishment as 'Sanity Caucus'

On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, The Daily Beast's John Avlon and his wife, Margaret Hoover, gloated over the recent defeats of Tea Party-backed candidates in Republican primaries. Avlon strongly ...
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Rose Soft-Pedals Obama Talking Points, Asks Cheney: ‘Give the President Some Credit for Trying’

On Tuesday night’s edition of his PBS show, Charlie Rose interviewed former Vice President Dick Cheney and pushed him to “give the president some credit for trying” to negotiate for a contingent ...
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New 'World News' Anchor David Muir Loves 'Cool Kid Obama,' Mocked Romney

ABC News announced on Wednesday that journalist David Muir would be replacing Diane Sawyer as the anchor of World News in September. Muir has a history of fawning over "cool kid" Barack Obama and ...
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NBC's Roker Jokes Bill Clinton Should Have Punched David Gregory for Asking About Wealth

At the top of the 9 a.m. ET hour on Wednesday's NBC Today, weatherman Al Roker suggested in jest that his colleague David Gregory deserved to be punched in the face by former President Bill ...
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Chuck Todd Mocks IRS Scandal: ‘Are There Any Actual Real Victims?’

Chuck Todd, NBC’s Political Director, Chief White House Correspondent, and host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC did his best to deflect from the IRS scandal by wondering if “there are ...
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